Bolden, Buddy [Charles Joseph]
- J. Bradford Robinson
(b New Orleans, Sept 6, 1877; d Jackson, LA, Nov 4, 1931). American blues and ragtime cornettist and bandleader. The first of the New Orleans cornet ‘kings’, he was highly regarded by contemporary fellow black musicians in the city, who in their reminiscences embroidered his life with a great many legends and spurious anecdotes. He came relatively late to music, adopting the cornet around ...