One-armed trumpet player known for a variety of recordings, including "Tar Paper Stomp."
He performed with many different bands in New Orleans before touring around the country in many major cities like New York and Chicago.
His song "There'll Come a Time (Wait and See)" was included in the 2008 movie soundtrack for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
He raised one son and had three grandsons.
He performed with Bing Crosby in the movie Rhythm on the River.