Papa John Joseph
|Papa John Joseph|
|Birth name||John Joseph|
November 27, 1877|
St. James Parish, Louisiana, United States
|Died||January 22, 1965(aged 87)|
|Associated acts||Buddy Bolden
Claiborne Williams band
Original Tuxedo Orchestra
Joseph was born in St. James Parish, Louisiana, and moved to New Orleans by 1906.
For years in midlife he worked professionally as a barber, playing music occasionally on the side. He returned to music full-time in his later years. He was a regular at Preservation Hall until he famously dropped dead there after finishing a rousing version of "When the Saints Go Marching In".
- New Orleans Jazz: A Family Album by Al Rose and Edmond Souchon