Charles Leopold Bocage (1900-1963) was a self-taught guitarist, banjoist, and vocalist who often worked in jazz bands with his elder brother Peter, such as Armand Piron’s New Orleans Orchestra (from 1918) and later the Creole Serenaders. Although he was not musically literate, he was said to have perfect pitch, which he displayed to good effect in vocals with Piron’s Orchestra, such as the1923 recording of “Kiss me Sweet.”

Charlie Bocage Interview (7/18/1960)

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