October 5th in Gennett History, 1923: King Oliver and his Creole Jazz Band Recorded in Richmond

King Oliver's Gennett Walk of Fame Medallion

King Oliver’s Gennett Walk of Fame Medallion

October 5th in Gennett History, 1923: King Oliver and his Creole Jazz Band recorded eight sides in Richmond. The band included Louis Armstrong and Joe ‘King’ Oliver (c), Honore Dutrey (tb), Johnny Dodds (cl), Lil Hardin (P), Johnny St. Cyr (bjo), and Baby Dodds (d). On this recording you will hear: 00:00 Krooked Blues [Master 11638] [Gennett 5274-A] 02:49 Alligator Hop [Master 11633-B] [Gennett 5274-B] 05:08 Zulu’s Ball [Master 11635-A] [Gennett 5275-A] 07:39 Workingman Blues [Master 11636-B] [Gennett 5275-B]. 

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