Photo with Celastine's Orchestra: http://louisdl.louislibraries.org/u?/JAZ,2881
Melvin Thomas Ott was born in Gretna, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans, on March 2nd, 1909. His parents were of Dutch ancestry, Charles
and Carrie Ott, with his father working as a laborer in a cottonseed oil plant to provide for his family. He and two of Mel's
uncles played on a semi-pro team ...
Ott wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mel_Ott