Category Archives: King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band

Oct. 5th in Gennett History, 1923: King Oliver and his Creole Jazz Band Recorded Eight sides in Richmond

Oct. 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’ Olver (c), Honore Dutrey (tb), Johnny Dodds (CL), Lil Hardin (P), Johnny St. Cyr … Continue reading

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Happy 129th Birthday, King Oliver! (5/11/1885)

Happy 129th Birthday, King Oliver! (5/11/1885)

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Happy 122nd Birthday, Johnny Dodds! (4/12/1892)

Happy 122nd Birthday, Johnny Dodds! (4/12/1892). Clarinetist, Johnny Dodds recorded with King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band on the Gennett label in 1923 & the State Street Ramblers in 1927. The track featured Natty Dominique (tpt), Johnny Dodds (cl), Jimmy Blythe … Continue reading

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April 10th in Gennett History, 1938: King Oliver Passed Away

April 10th in Gennett History, 1938: King Oliver passed away. He recorded “Chimes Blues” in Richmond on 4/6/1923 in Richmond with Louis Armstrong (c), Honore Dutrey (tb), Johnny Dodds (cl), Lil Hardin Armstrong (p), Bill Johnson (bjo) and Baby Dodds … Continue reading

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

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 Armstong (tpt), Honore Dutrey (tbn), Johnny Dodds (clt), … Continue reading

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Feb. 14th in Gennett History, 1959: Warren ‘Baby’ Dodds Passed Away

Feb. 14th in Gennett History, 1959: Warren ‘Baby’ Dodds passed away. The percussionist recorded with King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band. Hear him on this complete recording of the historic April 4-5, 1923 session in Richmond.

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Feb. 3rd in Gennett History, 1898: Pianist Lil Hardin Armstrong Was Born

Feb. 3rd in Gennett History, 1898: Pianist Lil Hardin Armstrong was born. She recorded and co-wrote “Workingman Blues” with King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band in Richmond on 10/5/1923. It appeared on Gennett 5275.

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