Benny Goodman born.
Alabama Bound," by Robert Hoffman, was published in New Orleans in 1909
Temptation Rag (Henry Lodge, 1909).
This rag was published in 1909 by a white composer named Henry Lodge. "Temptation Rag" is a piece based
on aspects of slave folklore. It was one of those very rare rags to enter into the jazz-band repertoire, and, as early as
1915, Sidney Bechet played it in the Storyville bistros and cabarets of New Orleans.
Manuel "Bill" Johnson
Jazz historians and buffs may have long known about Bolden as a seminal figure in the early emergence of the music form
in New Orleans, but for most general readers he was an unknown. One of the hooks of Ondaatje's story remains the knowledge
that Bolden was a real if tortured guy "who began to get famous right after 1900 come in," as Louis Jones is quoted
as saying in 1909 on the back of our edition of Coming Through Slaughter. As the tragic basic facts of his short
life are true, and exhaustively researched by Ondaatje, we're more inclined to get on the rocket ride of the novel's
wild melange of stylistic devices with less resistance than we might do for a wholly fictional creation.
Charles “Buddy” Bolden
1895- “Buddy” Bolden forms his band which includes
Sidney Bechet and Bunk Johnson. In 1907, when Bolden was committed to a mental institution, Frank Dusen(1880-1940) took
over the band & renames it the Eagle Band. 1907-1917 -The Eagle Band existed from 1907 through 1917.