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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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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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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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Happy 116th Birthday, Baby Dodds! (12/24/1898)

Happy 116th 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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Dec. 23rd in Gennett History, 1924: Red Onion Jazz Babies Recorded “Cake Walking Babies From Home”

Dec. 23rd in Gennett History, 1924: Red Onion Jazz Babies recorded “Cake Walking Babies From Home” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 5627, Silvertone 4029, and a ton of foreign reissue labels. It featured Eva Taylor and Clarence Todd (vox), … Continue reading

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Nov. 26 in Gennett History, 1924: Red Onion Jazz Babies ecorded “Santa Claus Blues”

Nov. 26 in Gennett History, 1924: Red Onion Jazz Babies recorded “Santa Claus Blues” in NYC. This recoding appeared on Gennett 5607, AF A-037, Brunswick 80062, Gazell 1040, Hot Record Society 32, Jazz Collector L-62, Silvertone 4032, and Storyville KB-100. … Continue reading

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Nov. 8th in Gennett History, 1924: The Red Onion Jazz Babies Recorded “Texas Moaner Blues”

Nov. 8th in Gennett History, 1924: The Red Onion Jazz Babies recorded “Texas Moaner Blues” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 5594, Silvertone 4033, and Jazz Collector L – 94. The recording featured Louis Armstrong (c), Alberta Hunter (as Josephine … Continue reading

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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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