This Day in History: 1891-09-03

Thomas (“Mutt”) Carey, American jazz trumpeter, joined Kid Ory’s band, worked in his brother Jack Carey’s Crescent City Brass Band, King Oliver’s band, the Tuxedo Brass Band and others, dubbed the “Blues King of New Orleans,” toured with a vaudeville show, played in Lawrence DuhĂ©’s band, rejoined Kid Ory’s band (now “Spike’s Seven Pods of Pepper Orchestra”) in L.A. and became first black group from New Orleans to record a commercial record, later joined King Oliver’s band in Chicago, taking over his smaller band, returned to Kid Ory’s band, died in Elsinore, California.