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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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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 Armstrong (c), Honore Dutrey (tb), Johnny Dodds (cl), … Continue reading

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Happy 120th Birthday, Alberta Hunter (4/1/1895)

Happy 120th Birthday, Alberta Hunter (4/1/1895). She recorded as Josephine Beatty for Gennett with the Red Onion Jazz Babies. “Texas Moaner Blues” appeared on Gennett 5594 and Silvertone 4033. The track featured Alberta Hunter (vox), Louis Armstrong (c), Aaron Thompson … Continue reading

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Happy 117th Birthday, Lil Hardin Armstrong! (2/3/1898)

Happy 117th 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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