April 6th in Gennett History, 1923: King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band Recorded Ten Sides in Richmond

King Oliver's Gennett Walk of Fame Medallion

King Oliver’s Gennett Walk of Fame Medallion

April 6th in Gennett History, 1923: King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band recorded ten sides in Richmond, including “Chimes Blues,” “Canal Street Blues,” and “Dippermouth Blues.” The band featured King Oliver and Louis Armstrong (c), Honore Dutrey (tb), Johnny Dodds (cl), Lil Hardin Armstrong (p), Bill Johnson (bjo), and Baby Dodds (d). They appeared on Gennett 5132, 5133, 5134, 5135, and 5184.

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