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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 Made Their First Recordings

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), … Continue reading

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

February 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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Happy 118th Birthday, Lil Hardin Armstrong! (2/3/1898)

Happy 118th Birthday, Lil Hardin Armstrong! (2/3/1898). 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, Biltmore 1028, and Tempo R-29. 

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Happy 117th Birthday, Baby Dodds! (12/24/1898)

Happy 117th Birthday, Baby Dodds! (12/24/1898). Here is King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band’s complete April 1923 Session. Featured on these recordings are King Oliver & Louis Armstrong (c), Honore Dutrey (tb), Johnny Dodds (cl), Lil Hardin (p), Bill Johnson (bjo) … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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Happy 114th Birthday Louis Armstrong!

Happy 114th Birthday Louis Armstrong! Armstrong was born on August 4, 1901. In 1923, he recorded twice in Richmond, Indiana as second cornet with King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band. Here is “Chimes Blues” from the April 6, 1923 session. It … Continue reading

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