At the beginning of the 20th century, Storyville was the red-light district of New Orleans.
It had it all: Pimps and prostitutes, gamblers, thieves, and Jazz.
“The main problem was the unfortunate emphasis on rhythm. ‘On certain natures, loud sound and meaningless noise has an exciting, almost intoxicating effect, like crude colors and strong perfumes, the sight of flesh or the sadic pleasures in blood.'” - The Times-Picayune, June 17, 1917.