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Lil Armstrong interview - 2 of 3

Lil poses for me with Louis' old trumpet in front of the house on East 41st Street. This is where they lived as newlyweds and where the Hot Five and New Orleans Wanderers rehearsed. Joe Oliver sometimes slept over in an upstairs room. I spent many nights in that same room.
Here is the second part of my interview with Lil. She talks about the King Oliver band's six-month stay in San Francisco, playing for white audiences that complained about not being able to dance to the music of King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band. A local musical authority sought to remedy that by bringing in a metronome!

This interview is posted in three parts. Here is a link to the 3rd and final part.
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