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  1. Louis Armstrong was born in New Orleans around 1900. As a youth was incarcerated at a waif's home for firing a pistol on New Year's Day. Here he…

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  3. Several records under this name were issued during the 1920s.

  4. also listed as
    Jelly Roll Morton ~~~ Jelly Roll Morton and his Red Hot Peppers ~~~ Jelly-Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers
    The Red Hot Peppers were a…

  5. Helen Kane (August 4, 1903 - September 26, 1966) was an American popular singer, best known for her "boop-boop-a-doop" trademark and her…

  6. Paul Whiteman (March 28, 1890 – December 29, 1967) was a popular American orchestral leader. He was born in Denver, Colorado. After a start as a…

  7. 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…

  8. Clarence Williams' Blue Five was a studio band of the early '20s whose membership today seems as phenomenal as its records must have sounded at…

  9. Born James Fletcher Henderson December 18th, 1897, in Cuthbert, Georgia and died December 28th, 1952 due to a stroke.

    Fletcher Henderson was…

  10. Bennie Moten (November 13, 1894 – April 2, 1935) was a noted American jazz pianist and band leader born in Kansas City, Missouri.

    He led the Kansas…

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