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King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band was one of the best and most important bands in early Jazz. The Creole Jazz Band was made up of the cream of New Orleans Hot Jazz musicians, featuring Baby Dodds on drums, Honore Dutrey on trombone, Bill Johnson on bass, Louis Armstrong on second cornet, Johnny Dodds on clarinet, Lil Hardin-Armstrong on piano, and the band's leader, King Oliver on cornet. In 1922 Armstrong received a telegram from his mentor Joe Oliver, asking him… read more

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  • I told it to redirect to "King Oliver" : D
  • This album was recorded in Indiana but this band (including Louis Armstrong and King Oliver) resided in Chicago. Makes me proud to live here. Anyway... amazing album. Im so glad that all these great songs are made available in that Ultimate Collection album. Funny how Chime's Blues is in the middle of the album. It was actually one of the first songs they recorded if Im not mistaken.
  • What is it about crakle and pop recordings that make them such toe tappers
  • Newly streamable, yeah!

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