Delille, “Big Eye” Louis Nelson

Delisle, Louise Nelson

Nelson, Big Eye Louis

Along with banjo Delille played clarinet, string bass and accordion. He was born on January 28, 1885 and died August 20, 1949. He worked in Storyville and and led his own Ninth Ward band. Delille performed with the Imperial Orchestra, Superior Orchestra and the Original Creole Orchestra. (See Al Rose and Edmond Souchon, New Orleans Jazz: A Family Album, p. 91)

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