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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!
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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
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