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It was the migration of southern black to northern cities in the years 1916-19 which triggered Chicago's Jazz Age. The cabarets, theatres, dance halls clubs all provided employment for skilled musicians who could sight read and accompany performers such as dancers and comedians. The stock market crash of October 1929 marked the end of this Jazz Age and the beginning of the Great Depression. Recording activity virtually came to a standstill. So these are ... [MORE]
The Complete Sessions of The Dixieland Jug Blowers featured here is a culmination of more than thirty years of jug and band tradition radiating from Louisville, Kentucky. Here the 'jug' is an empty one-gallon stone jar that might have contained whisky or cider. it acts solely as a resonator for a double-lip blown 'raspberry'. Most of the band had known one another sine 1914 when there were several stings and jug bands working the area as this was a ... [MORE]
The bands chosen to record in New Orleans in the latter half of the 1920s were in the main working bands, albeit in some cases with changes of personnel. The sides here were recorded for Victor, Columbia and Brunswick. This really is sizzling the Blues!
The bands are GENEVIEVE DAVIS - 4 tracks
LOUIS DUMAINE'S JAZZOLA EIGHT - 4 tracks
ANN COOK - 3 tracks
JOHNNY MILLER'S NEW ORLEANS FROLICKERS 2 tracks
MONK HAZEL HIS BIENVILLE ROOF ... [MORE]
Here, together for the first time and superbly reproduced, are the complete recordings of Tony Parenti made under his own name during the 1920s. Parenti was born in New Orleans in 1900 of Sicilian parentage and received a formal musical education from an early age. His affair with jazz began in his teens, leading his own bands and playing at theatres and ballrooms around New Orleans. He left NO for New York in 1929 and stayed there until the great NO jazz ... [MORE]
All lovers of New Orleans jazz appreciate the importance of Johnny Dodds. Second to none as a blues clarinettist, he contributed to many classic recordings including those made by King Oliver and his Creole Jazz Band, Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five and Hot Seven, Jelly Roll MOrton's Red Hot Peppers, but far too few sessions under his leadership. These sides were cut in Chicago for the Victor studio between 1928 and 1929. Listen and enjoy!
Combos on ... [MORE]
The New Orleans Owls were formed in 1922 and cut 18 sides for Columbia Records between 1925 and 1927, among them some of the finest jazz to emerge from their native city in the 1920s. The tracks on this CD were recorded in New Orleans and Atlanta 1925-1927.
The album is completed by bonus tracks The New Olreans Rhythm Kings and John Hyman's Bayou Stompers. 26 tracks in all [MORE]
It is strange that precious little is known about the cornet player Thomas Morris, who recorded prolifically in New York in the 1920s. Thereafter he joined the religious sect of Father Divine having given up the life of a musician at some point in the 1930s. Here we have all known takes of his recordings for Victor in 1926.
Bands led on these sessions are: Tracks 1-7 and 17-25 Thomas Morris and his Seven Hot Babies
Track 8 Thomas Morris and his ... [MORE]