[Dixielandjazz] Storyville - Duke Dejan Obit

Stephen Barbone barbonestreet@earthlink.net
Mon, 12 Aug 2002 15:51:50 -0400

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Re: the comment that Duke Dejan was too young to have walked around

Storyville opened in 1897 and was closed by pressure from the US Navy in
1917. Duke Dejan, born in 1909, could well have been there as the NY
Times and the New Orleans Times - Picayune wrote in their obits. He
would have been 7 or 8 years old which, given the tenor of the times,
makes it quite possible for him to have been there listening to Louis,
King Oliver et al. Just as Louis listened to Buddy Bolden when he was a
youngster, and sold buckets of coal to the hookers in Storyville Cribs.

Steve Barbone