"Sweet Emma" Barrett (March 25, 1897, New Orleans, Louisiana – January 28, 1983) was a self-taught jazz pianist and singer who worked with the Original Tuxedo Orchestra between 1923 and 1936, first under Papa Celestin, then William Ridgely. Preservation Hall, 726 St. Peter, New Orleans. Sweet Emma Barrett In this photograph by Lee Friedlander, Sweet Emma Barrett poses at Luthjen's Bar at 2533 Marais Street in New Orleans in the late 1950s. More information Sweet Emma "I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None Of My Jellyroll" Sweet Emma Barrett I Aint Gonna Give You None Of My Jellyroll C I ain't gona give nobody D7 none of my jelly roll, Jelly roll G7 I wouldn't give you a piece of cake, C just to save your soul, save your soul. Picture of four of the Dixieland Boys and Emma on rear of Cover. Recorded in New Orleans January 25, 1961. [2] In addition to recording her own work, Barrett performed and toured with The … Much discription on rear of Emma's career and discription of musical styles of players. (Video Courtesy: tkr808 Published by Youtube Channel) 'Sweet Emma' Barrett played constantly, and remained one of New Orleans' favorite entertainers all her life. This time Sweet Emma made the trip north with her band: Percy and Willie Humphrey, Jim Robinson, Emanuel Sayles, Cie Frasier, and Slow Drag Pavageau. [1] Despite being unable to read music, Barrett was often in high demand and quickly became a fixture in the New Orleans Jazz scene. Sweet Emma Barrett (1897 - 1983) Emma Barrett was born in New Orleans in 1897. "Sweet Emma" Barrett (March 25, 1897, New Orleans, Louisiana – January 28, 1983) was a self-taught jazz pianist and singer who worked with the Original Tuxedo Orchestra between 1923 and 1936, first under Papa Celestin, then William Ridgely. “S weet” Emma Barrett was an early jazz pianist and vocalist from New Orleans. She learned to play the piano, age of 7, and as a child, often jammed with … Emma Barrett, a self-taught jazz pianist and vocalist, was born on March 25, 1897, and began performing in venues across New Orleans at just twelve years old. A recording would be made of this show, Sweet Emma Barrett and her Preservation Hall Jazz Band (VPH-2). (Sweet Emma Barrett Image via pinterest) Emma worked with Percy Humphrey and Israel Gorman and also led her own band of New Orleans veterans, sometimes touring as Sweet Emma and the Bells. Pianist and vocalist Sweet Emma Barrett was born on March 25, 1897, in New Orleans , who had sung in the bars, clubs and saltier venues of New Orleans since 1910, when she was 12. "New Orleans' Sweet Emma Barrett and her Preservation Hall Jazz Band," a 1964 recording of punchy and harmonious songs in a style known as "revival jazz," … Sweet Emma Barrett New Orleans physician and jazz enthusiast Edmund Souchon made this photograph of Sweet Emma Barrett on Mardi Gras at a New Orleans Jazz Club party in 1960. Emma Barrett, nicknamed "Sweet Emma," was born in 1897 and worked as a piano player and vocalist for the Preservation Hall Jazz Band in New Orleans. In October of 1964, a second Guthrie show was produced by Jass, Inc. Aug 4, 2014 - Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Her garters were festooned with bells that jingled as she played the piano.