Bolden Brass Band – Eagle Brass Band (the boys in brown)
Bolden Brass Band performed from ? until 1906/1907
When Frankie Dusen took over the leadership from Bolden (because of Bolden’s unreliability) he renamed the band in Eagle Brass Band. They became known as “the boys in brown” because they wore brown military style uniforms.
Eagle Brass Band performed from 1906/1907 untill
From this musicians it’s known that they played in the Bolden Brass Band:
|Cornet/trumpet||Charles “Buddy” Bolden, Octave Phillips (2e cnt), Louis “Wild Ned” Ned (?), Edward Clem , John Pendleton (?), Joe “King” Oliver ( – )6,p29|
|Alto horn||Jimmy Palao (?)|
|Tuba||Anderson Minor, Frank Jackson, Wallace Collins, Joseph “Bobo” Lewis, Jimmy “Spriggs” Palao|
|Bass drum||Albert Glenny|
|Leader||Charles “Buddy” Bolden ( – 1906/1907)|
|These musicians were regulars in the Eagle Brass Band:|
|Louis “Wild Ned” Ned (Original cornetist “Jazzmen”), Bunk Johnson (1911 – 1914, after “Wild Ned” “Jazzmen”), Tig Chambers, Joe Johnson (1914 – ), Louis Dumaine, Alvin McNeil, Freddie Keppard|
|Clarinet||Lorenzo Tio jr., Lawrence Simmons|
|Bass horn||Anderson Minor (1925 -)|
|Snare drum||Warren “Baby” Dodds8-p221, Bat Moseley, August “Shot” Cato|
|Bass drum||“Black Benny” Williams, Dave Bailey, Ed Garland (191016 – )|
|Leader||Frankie Dusen (1906/1907- )|
On their caps was printed “Eagle Band” and on Dusen’s “Eagle Band Manager” according to “Jazzmen”.
Manuel Manetta was with them, but on which instrument is not clear.
1890 January 12:
The New Orleans Picayune wrote that The Eagle band played Thursday last, at the ceremonies and installation of the elected officers from the Chalmette Benevolent Association of the lower districts in New Orleans. Grand marshal was A. Burche.