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Bunk Johnson with his trumpet

Born in late-nineteenth century New Orleans, Bunk Johnson made his first recording in 1942. Because Johnson sometimes lied about his experiences, much of his life, including his birthday, remains mysterious. He may, for example, have played with Buddy Bolden.

Creator Unidentified
Coverage Unidentified
Category History, Music
Regions Greater New Orleans, Orleans
Time Periods Long Era
Index letter J
Medium Photograph
Repository Louisiana State Museum
Collection Name Louisiana State Museum Jazz Collection
ID Number 1978.118(B).04185
Copyright Copyrighted
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