Perhaps I should have waited before I compared Oscar Celestin with
sounding like I thought Buddy Bolden may have. Playing some 1940 Jelly
tracks today and another NO born (Algiers) and bred springs into contention
for me, Henry "Red" Allen. He plays a powerful trumpet. I reckon he could
have been heard quite easily from blocks away.
"Oxen and wain-ropes would not bring me back
again to that accursed island; and the worst
dreams that ever I have are when I hear the surf
booming about its coasts or start upright in bed
with the sharp voice of Captain Flint still ringing
in my ears: "Pieces of eight! Pieces of eight!"
"Treasure Island" - 1883