Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Fest Presentation

Bogalusa Blues Fest logoI’ll be presenting at the Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival on Saturday, September 27 on Bogalusa’s rich musical history. In my presentation, “The Jazz Hounds and Rhythm Aces of Bogalusa,” I’ll discuss key players and events in the 1920s emergence of jazz in Bogalusa, including original members of the Rhythm Aces, Henry Sims and Willie Hump Manning.

2 p.m. in the Pioneer Heritage Museum in Cassidy Park, free and open to the public.

2 thoughts on “Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Fest Presentation

  1. Fascinating website with great research and great music. Hump Manning was my grandfather who I never knew. I would appreciate if you could share any research, info, or resources you have so that I could learn more about him.
    Thanks!

  2. TL, check out this book.

    Jones, William Powell. The Tribe of Black Ulysses: African American Lumber Workers in the Jim Crow South. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2005. You can even look at it on Google Books, and see a pic of your grandfather here http://tulane.it/1BskAZ9

    William Powell Jones interviewed your grandfather’s associates when he was researching this book. The interviews are the Southern Oral History Program at UNC. He didn’t interview Manning, but you can access the interviews with Simms and John Oatis. The SOHP has summaries of the interviews on-line http://www.lib.unc.edu/dc/sohp/?CISOROOT=/sohp (Browse by Interviewer and select his name).

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