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Louis Cottrell, Sr.

Drummer Louis Cottrell, Sr. used the John Robichaux and Olympia Orchestras in the first 1900s in New Orleans before shifting to Chicago in 1915 with Manuel Perez’s music group. Cottrell spent his old age back New Orleans playing and documenting using a.J. Piron’s orchestra. He’s acknowledged with presenting the press …

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Alphonse Picou

Alphonse Picou had such an extended profession and he reached up to now back jazz history that it’s surprising that he was only 82 when he died. Picou began playing electric guitar when he was 14, used clarinet the next season and was functioning professionally as soon as 1894; he …

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