Brownlee’s Orchestra Of New Orleans

Norman Brownlee and the Orchestra were New Orleans’s most prominent musicians from 1920 to 1930. Emmett Hardy, a New Orleans trumpet legend, was the only member of the band that is still remembered. Bix Beiderbecke is said to have had an early influence from Hardy. Hardy couldn’t join Brownlee’s Orchestra’s Okeh recording session in January 1925 because he was too sick. Hardy was diagnosed with tuberculosis in June 1925 and died there. From

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