Biographies and Autobiographies of Individuals
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Biographies and Autobiographies of Individuals book
Born Albert Dominique in New Orleans in 1908, the author covers his name change, musical education in the Creole community, fusion of New Orleans jazz and Texas blues styles in the 1920s during his tenure with Troy Floyd’s Orchestra of Gold, and the founding of his band in 1930. Also covers his role as a bandleader, influence of his band, role as a San Antonio nightclub owner in the 1940s and 1950s, and the role that race played in
his life. Provides important insights into the evolution of both New Orleans and San Antonio jazz.