New Orleans, Louisiana Marigny -George Papa Jack Laine (1873-1966) jazz landmark house

November 15, 2010

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Originally uploaded by mogaphoto

laine residence, marigny, new orleans. the sign at the right reads, “george w. “papa” jack laine (1873-1966), bandleader, drummer, alto horn player, string bassist, blacksmith, and prize fighter, lived here at 538 st. ferdinand street in 1917. he was a successful bandleader for over three decades, and members of his reliance brass bands became some of the most famous jazz musicians in history, and were in tom brown’s band from dixie, the original dixieland jazz band, the louisiana five, jimmy durante’s original new orleans jazz band, the new orleans rhythm kings, the halfway house orch., tony parenti’s liberty syncopaters, and johnny dedroit and his new orleans jazz orch.”

Some of These Days 1923,

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