Emile Christian Continued from previous post: Between 1930-34 Emile played mainly with Lud Lufkin's outfit, before moving to Stockholm, recording with Leon Abbey band around 1935. The following year he was in Switzerland playing with Benny Peyton's Jazz Kings & later in 1936 he was with Benny French, again in Paris, before going to India to play the Taj Mahal Hotel, Bombay with Leon Abbey. The same year, he also played with Abby in France & Denmark, during 1937-39 before returning to the US in October 1939 following the outbreak of WW2, where he played trombone & bass at the Monti Carlo Club in New York & during 1940 worked in a defence plant. Emile moved back to New Orleans in 1940 or 1941 & was active on string bass & trombone during the 1950's & 1969's playing with Armand Hug, George Girard, Leon Prima, Santo Pecora, Sharkey Bonano & touring with Louis Prima in 1957. He continued playing in New Orleans & was featured at Disneyland's Jazz Festival in 1967 & the New Orleans Jazz Festivals in 1968 & 1969. In his later years while Emile mostly played string bass, he was amongst the most celebrated & travelled of the early jazz men, who along with " Satanic Blues" for the ODBJ, also wrote a number of other jazz tunes, including "Meet Me at the Green Goose" & "Mardi Gras Parade", he died in New Orleans, aged 78.
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