"Tiger Rag" music ties Italian part of exhibit to LSU

May 14, 2013 615

by Robin Miller

One can't help wondering if Nick LaRocca would have believed it if someone had told him exactly how much influence his song would have over a stadium of 90,000-plus. Make that more than 100,000 when the addition to Tiger Stadium is complete, when more voices are added to the crowd's roar when the LSU Tiger Marching Band hits that first note of the "Tiger Rag" chorus to begin its pre-game show.

But that would never have been without a New Orleans jazzman named Nick LaRocca. He founded, led and played trumpet in the Original Dixieland Jazz Band.

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Fonte: http://theadvocate.com/

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