Riverside Records Discography: 1925-1930

1925

The California Ramblers

Bill Moore, Red Nichols (cornet) Tommy Dorsey, Miff Mole (trombone) Arnold Brillhardt, Freddie Cusick, Bobby Davis, Jimmy Dorsey (sax, clarinet) Irvin Brodsky (piano) Tommy Fellini (banjo) Adrian Rollini (bass sax) Stan King (drums) Ed Kirkeby (leader)
NYC, January 19, 1925
Keep Smiling At TroubleRiverside RLP 1008
* Riverside RLP 1008   Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey - Jazz Of The Roaring Twenties

Baby Bonnie

Theodore Carpenter (cornet) Fats Browne (piano) Ernestine Bomburyero (vocals)
Richmond, IN, January 21, 1925
12133-ALonging BluesGennett 5644, 3041; Silvertone 4027
12134-AHome Sweet Home Blues-
* Gennett 5644   Baby Bonnie - Longing Blues / Home Sweet Home Blues
* Gennett 3041   Baby Bonnie - Longing Blues / Home Sweet Home Blues
* Silvertone 4027   Baby Bonnie - Longing Blues / Home Sweet Home Blues

Bix And His Rhythm Jugglers

Bix Beiderbecke (cornet) Tommy Dorsey (trombone) Don Murray (clarinet) Paul Mertz (piano) Howdy Quicksell (banjo) Tom Gargano (drums)
Richmond, IN, January 26, 1925
12140Toddlin' BluesGennett 5654; Brunswick 02501; Riverside RLP 12-127, (Du) RM 8810; Milestone M-47019
12141Davenport BluesGennett 5654; Brunswick 02206; Hot Record Society HRS 22; Riverside RLP 12-127, (Du) RM 8810; Milestone M-47019
12142Magic Bluesunissued
12142-A--
12142-B--
12143Nobody Knows What It's All About-
12143-A--
12143-B--
* Riverside RLP 12-127   Bix Beiderbecke, Wingy Manone, Muggsy Spanier - On The Road Jazz
* Riverside (Du) RM 8810   The Legendary Bix Beiderbecke 1924-1925
* Milestone M-47019   Bix Beiderbecke And The Chicago Cornets
* Gennett 5654; Session 6   Bix Beiderbecke - Toddlin' Blues / Davenport Blues
* Brunswick 02501   Wolverine Orchestra - Oh Baby / Bix Beiderbecke - Toddlin' Blues
* Brunswick 02206   Bix Beiderbecke - Davenport Blues / Curtis Hitch - Washboard Blues
* Hot Record Society HRS 22   Bix Beiderbecke - Davenport Blues / The Wolverines - Fidgety Feet

Ida Cox With Her Five Blue Spells

Elmer Chambers (cornet) Charlie Green (trombone) Don Redman (soprano sax) Fletcher Henderson (piano) Charlie Dixon (banjo) Kaiser Marshall (drums) Ida Cox (vocals)
Chicago, IL, January, 1925
1999-2Misery BluesParamount 12258; Riverside RLP 12-147
2000-3Graveyard Bound BluesParamount 12251; Riverside RLP 1019
2002-2,3Georgia Hound BluesParamount 12258; Riverside RLP 1019, RLP 12-147
* Riverside RLP 12-147   Ida Cox - The Moanin' Groanin' Blues
* Riverside RLP 1019   Ida Cox With Tommy Ladnier And Joe Smith
* Paramount 12258   Ida Cox - Misery Blues / Georgia Hound Blues
* Paramount 12251   Ida Cox - Graveyard Bound Blues / Mississippi River Blues

Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra / The Original Memphis Five / Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra / Trixie's Down Home Syncopators

Louis Armstrong, Elmer Chambers, Howard Scott (cornet) Charlie Green (trombone) Ralph Escudero (tuba) Buster Bailey (clarinet) Don Redman (alto sax) Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax) Fletcher Henderson (piano) Charlie Dixon (banjo) Kaiser Marshall (drums) Trixie Smith (vocals)
NYC, January, 1925
1995-1,2Everybody Loves My BabyParamount unissued
1996-1,2How Come You Do Me Like You Do-

Trixie Smith

Louis Armstrong (cornet) Charlie Green (trombone) Buster Bailey (clarinet) Lil Hardin (piano) Charlie Dixon (banjo) Trixie Smith (vocals)
NYC, March, 1925
2063-1,2The World's Jazz CrazyParamount 12262; Riverside RLP 1001
2064-1,2The Railroad BluesParamount 12262; Riverside RLP 1001, RLP 12-101
* Riverside RLP 12-101   Young Louis Armstrong
* Riverside RLP 1001   Louis Armstrong Plays The Blues
* Paramount 12262; United Hot Clubs Of America 81/82   Trixie Smith - The World's Jazz Crazy (And So Am I) / The Railroad Blues

The California Ramblers

Bill Moore, Red Nichols (cornet) Tommy Dorsey, Miff Mole (trombone) Arnold Brillhardt, Freddie Cusick, Bobby Davis, Jimmy Dorsey (sax, clarinet) Irvin Brodsky (piano) Tommy Fellini (banjo) Adrian Rollini (bass sax) Stan King (drums) Ed Kirkeby (leader)
NYC, April 2, 1925
CharlestonRiverside RLP 1008
* Riverside RLP 1008   Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey - Jazz Of The Roaring Twenties

Hociel Thomas

unknown (clarinet, violin) Hersal Thomas (piano) Hociel Thomas (vocals)
Richmond, IN, April 6, 1925
12186I Can't Feel Frisky Without My LiquorGennett 3004
12188-AWorried Down With The BluesGennett 3006
12189-BI Must Have It-
* Gennett 3004   Hociel Thomas - I Can't Feel Frisky Without My Liquor / Morning Dove Blues
* Gennett 3006   Hociel Thomas - Worried Down With The Blues / I Must Have It

Marie Grinter

unknown (clarinet, alto sax, violin, piano) Marie Grinter (vocals)
Richmond, IN, April 6, 1925
12185Morning Dove BluesGennett 3004
12187-ALeavin' My Daddy Is Hard To Dounissued
* Gennett 3004   Hociel Thomas - I Can't Feel Frisky Without My Liquor / Morning Dove Blues

The California Ramblers

Bill Moore, Red Nichols (cornet) Tommy Dorsey, Miff Mole (trombone) Arnold Brillhardt, Freddie Cusick, Bobby Davis, Jimmy Dorsey (sax, clarinet) Irvin Brodsky (piano) Tommy Fellini (banjo) Adrian Rollini (bass sax) Stan King (drums) Arthur Hall (vocals) Ed Kirkeby (leader)
NYC, April 22, 1925
The Flapper WifeRiverside RLP 1008
* Riverside RLP 1008   Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey - Jazz Of The Roaring Twenties

Lovie Austin And Her Blues Serenaders

Tommy Ladnier (cornet) Jimmy O'Bryant (clarinet) Lovie Austin (piano) W.E. Burton (drums) Priscilla Stewart (vocals)
Chicago, IL, April, 1925
2094-1Charleston MadParamount 12278; Riverside (Du) RM 8808
2094-2-Paramount 12278; Riverside RLP 1026, RLP 12-154, (Du) RM 8808; Milestone MLP 2014, (It) MBS 6156
2095-2Charleston, South CarolinaParamount 12278; Riverside RLP 1026, RLP 12-154, (Du) RM 8808; Milestone MLP 2014
2096-1Heebie JeebiesParamount 12283; Riverside RLP 1026, RLP 12-154, (Du) RM 8808; Milestone MLP 2014
2097-2Peepin' BluesParamount 12277; Riverside RLP 1026, RLP 12-154, (Du) RM 8808; Milestone MLP 2014, (It) MBS 6156
2098-2Mojo BluesParamount 12283; Riverside RLP 1026, (Du) RM 8808; Milestone MLP 2014, (It) MBS 6156
* Riverside (Du) RM 8808   Lovie Austin's Blues Serenaders 1924-1926
* Riverside RLP 12-154   Tommy Ladnier - Blues 'N Stomps
* Milestone MLP 2014   Freddie Keppard, Tommy Ladnier - New Orleans Horns
* Riverside RLP 1026   Tommy Ladnier, Vol. 1 - Blues And Stomp
* Paramount 12278   Lovie Austin - Charleston Mad / Charleston, South Carolina
* Paramount 12283   Lovie Austin - Heebie Jeebies / Mojo Blues
* Paramount 12277   Lovie Austin - Peepin' Blues / Jimmy O'Bryant - Georgia Breakdown
* Milestone (It) MBS 6156   Lovie Austin And Her Blues Serenaders (no details)

Ma Rainey And Her Georgia Band

Hooks Tilford (alto sax) Thomas A. Dorsey (piano) possibly Cedric Odom (drums) unknown (kazoo) unknown (slide whistle) Ma Rainey (vocals)
Chicago, IL, May 18 or 19, 1925
2136-1Army Camp Harmony BluesParamount 12284; Milestone MLP 2001
2136-2-Paramount 12284
2137-1Explaining The BluesParamount 12284; Milestone MLP 2001
2137-2-Paramount 12284
2138-1Louisiana Hoo Doo BluesParamount 12290
2139-1Goodbye Daddy Blues-
* Milestone MLP 2001   The Immortal Ma Rainey - First Of The Great Blues Singers
* Paramount 12284   Ma Rainey - Army Camp Harmony Blues / Explaining The Blues
* Paramount 12290   Ma Rainey - Louisiana Hoo Doo Blues / Goodbye Daddy Blues

Jelly Roll Morton's Jazz Trio

Volly De Faut (clarinet) Jelly Roll Morton (piano) W.E. Burton (kazoo)
Chicago, IL, May, 1925
791My GalAutograph 623; Riverside RLP 1027, RLP 12-128, (Du) RM 8816; Milestone MLP 2003, M-47018
792Wolverine Blues-
* Riverside RLP 12-128   The Incomparable Jelly Roll Morton
* Riverside (Du) RM 8816   The Incomparable Jelly Roll Morton 1923-1926
* Milestone MLP 2003   The Immortal Jelly Roll Morton
* Milestone M-47018   Jelly Roll Morton 1923/24
* Riverside RLP 1027   Jelly Roll Morton's Kings Of Jazz
* Autograph 623   Jelly Roll Morton - My Gal / Wolverine Blues

Ma Rainey And Her Georgia Band

Robert Taylor (cornet) Hooks Tilford (clarinet, alto sax) Thomas A. Dorsey (piano) possibly George Williams (banjo) Cedric Odom (drums) Ma Rainey (vocals)
Chicago, IL, July 13-18, 1925
2209-1Stormy Sea BluesParamount 12295
2209-2--
2210-2Rough And Tumble BluesParamount 12311; Milestone MLP 2001
2211-1Night Time BluesParamount 12303; Milestone MLP 2001
2211-2-Paramount 12303
2212-2Levee Camp MoanParamount 12295
2213-1Four Day Honory ScatParamount 12303; Milestone MLP 2001
2213-2-Paramount 12303
2214-2Memphis Bound BluesParamount 12311; Milestone MLP 2001
* Milestone MLP 2001   The Immortal Ma Rainey - First Of The Great Blues Singers
* Paramount 12295   Ma Rainey - Stormy Sea Blues / Levee Camp Moan
* Paramount 12311   Ma Rainey - Rough And Tumble Blues / Memphis Bound Blues
* Paramount 12303   Ma Rainey - Night Time Blues / Four Day Honory Scat

The California Ramblers

Bill Moore, Red Nichols (cornet) Tommy Dorsey, Miff Mole (trombone) Arnold Brillhardt, Freddie Cusick, Bobby Davis, Jimmy Dorsey (sax, clarinet) Irvin Brodsky (piano) Tommy Fellini (banjo) Adrian Rollini (bass sax) Stan King (drums) Arthur Hall (vocals) Ed Kirkeby (leader)
NYC, July 15, 1925
ManhattanRiverside RLP 1008
* Riverside RLP 1008   Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey - Jazz Of The Roaring Twenties

The Stomp Six

Muggsy Spanier (cornet) Guy Carey (trombone) Joe Gish (tuba) Volly De Faut (clarinet) Mel Stitzel (piano) Ben Pollack (drums)
Chicago, IL, circa July, 1925
828Why Couldn't It Be Poor Little MeAutograph 626; Riverside RLP 1035, RLP 12-107
829Everybody Loves My Baby-
* Riverside RLP 12-107   Muggsy Spanier - Kid Muggsy's Jazz
* Riverside RLP 1035   Muggsy Spanier And His Bucktown Five
* Autograph 626   The Stomp Six - Why Couldn't It Be Poor Little Me / Everybody Loves My Baby

Ida Cox With Lovie Austin Blues Serenaders

Bob Shoffner (cornet) Jimmy O'Bryant (clarinet) Lovie Austin (piano) Ida Cox (vocals)
Chicago, IL, August, 1925
2242-1,2Mistreatin' Daddy BluesParamount 12298; Riverside RLP 12-147
* Riverside RLP 12-147   Ida Cox - The Moanin' Groanin' Blues
* Paramount 12298   Ida Cox - Southern Woman Blues / Mistreatin' Daddy Blues

Lovie Austin And Her Serenaders

Bob Shoffner (cornet) Jimmy O'Bryant (clarinet) Lovie Austin (piano) W.E. Burton (drums)
Chicago, IL, August, 1925
2219-1Don't Shake It No MoreParamount 12300; Riverside (Du) RM 8808; Milestone MLP 2002
2220-1Rampart Street Blues-
2221unknown titleunissued
2222-2Too Sweet For WordsParamount 12313; Riverside (Du) RM 8808; Milestone MLP 2002
* Riverside (Du) RM 8808   Lovie Austin's Blues Serenaders 1924-1926
* Milestone MLP 2002   The Immortal Johnny Dodds
* Paramount 12300   Lovie Austin - Don't Shake It No More / Rampart Street Blues
* Paramount 12313   Ethel Waters - Craving Blues / Lovie Austin - Too Sweet For Words

The California Ramblers

Bill Moore, Red Nichols (cornet) Tommy Dorsey (trombone) Arnold Brillhardt, Freddie Cusick, Bobby Davis, Jimmy Dorsey (sax, clarinet) Irvin Brodsky (piano) Tommy Fellini (banjo) Adrian Rollini (bass sax) Stan King (drums) Ed Kirkeby (leader)
NYC, September 15, 1925
Sweet ManRiverside RLP 1008, RLP 12-116
* Riverside RLP 12-116   Various Artists - The Riverside History Of Classic Jazz, Vol. 9 & 10 - New York Style / New Orleans Revival
= Riverside SDP 11, RB 005, 3RBCD 005-2   Various Artists - Riverside History Of Classic Jazz
* Riverside RLP 1008   Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey - Jazz Of The Roaring Twenties

Ida Cox

Dave Nelson (cornet) Jesse Crump (organ) Ida Cox (vocals)
Chicago, IL, September, 1925
2293-1Coffin BluesParamount 12318; Riverside RLP 1019, RLP 12-147
2294-1,2Rambling Blues-
* Riverside RLP 12-147   Ida Cox - The Moanin' Groanin' Blues
* Riverside RLP 1019   Ida Cox With Tommy Ladnier And Joe Smith
* Paramount 12318   Ida Cox - Coffin Blues / Rambling Blues

Coot Grant - Kid Wesley Wilson Duo

Louis Armstrong (cornet) Charlie Green (trombone) Buster Bailey (clarinet) Lil Hardin (piano) Charlie Dixon (banjo) Coot Grant, Kid Wesley Wilson (vocals)
NYC, circa September, 1925
2280-2Come On Coot, Do That ThingParamount 12317; Riverside RLP 1001
2282-1,2Find Me At The Greasy SpoonParamount 12337; Riverside RLP 1001
* Riverside RLP 1001   Louis Armstrong Plays The Blues
* Paramount 12317   Coot Grant, Kid Wesley Wilson - Come On Coot, Do That Thing / Kid Wesley Wilson - Have Your Chill/I'll Be There
* Paramount 12337   Kid Wesley Wilson - Find Me At The Greasy Spoon / Coot Grant, Kid Wesley Wilson - When Your Man Is Going To Put You Down

Kid Wesley Wilson

possibly Joe Smith (cornet) Fletcher Henderson (piano) Kid Wesley Wilson (vocals)
NYC, circa September, 1925
2284-1When Your Man Is Going To Put You DownParamount 12337; Riverside RLP 1001
* Riverside RLP 1001   Louis Armstrong Plays The Blues
* Paramount 12337   Kid Wesley Wilson - Find Me At The Greasy Spoon / Coot Grant, Kid Wesley Wilson - When Your Man Is Going To Put You Down

The California Ramblers

Bill Moore, Red Nichols (cornet) Tommy Dorsey, Miff Mole (trombone) Arnold Brillhardt, Freddie Cusick, Bobby Davis, Jimmy Dorsey (sax, clarinet) Irvin Brodsky (piano) Tommy Fellini (banjo) Adrian Rollini (bass sax) Stan King (drums) Johnny Ryan (vocals) Ed Kirkeby (leader)
NYC, November 24, 1925
Clap Hands, Here Comes CharleyRiverside RLP 1008
Five Foot Two Eyes Of Blue-
* Riverside RLP 1008   Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey - Jazz Of The Roaring Twenties

Ma Rainey And Her Georgia Band

Joe Smith (cornet) Charlie Green (trombone) Buster Bailey (clarinet) Fletcher Henderson (piano) Charlie Dixon (banjo) Coleman Hawkins (bass sax) Kaiser Marshall (drums) Ma Rainey (vocals)
NYC, early December, 1925
2369-2Slave To The BluesParamount 12332; Milestone MLP 2001, M-47021, MCD-47021-2
2370-1Yonder Come The BluesParamount 12357
2370-2-Paramount 12357; Riverside RLP 12-108
2371-1Titanic Man BluesParamount 12374; Riverside RLP 12-113
2371-2-Paramount 12374
2372-2Chain Gang BluesParamount 12338; Riverside RLP 1045; Milestone MLP 2008, M-47021, MCD-47021-2
2373-1Bessemer Bound BluesParamount 12374
2373-2-Paramount 12374; Milestone MLP 2001, M-47021, MCD-47021-2
2374-1Oh, My Babe BluesParamount 12332; Riverside RLP 12-121
2375-2Wringing And Twisting BluesParamount 12338; Riverside RLP 1045, RLP 12-134; Milestone MLP 2008, M-47021, MCD-47021-2
2376-2Stack O'Lee BluesParamount 12357; Riverside RLP 12-108
* Milestone MLP 2001   The Immortal Ma Rainey - First Of The Great Blues Singers
* Milestone M-47021   Ma Rainey
* Riverside RLP 12-108   Ma Rainey - Classic Blues
* Riverside RLP 12-113   Various Artists - The Riverside History Of Classic Jazz, Vol. 3 & 4 - The Blues / New Orleans Style
= Riverside SDP 11, RB 005, 3RBCD 005-2   Various Artists - Riverside History Of Classic Jazz
* Milestone MLP 2008   Ma Rainey - Blame It On The Blues
* Riverside RLP 12-121   Various Artists - Great Blues Singers
* Riverside RLP 12-134   Fats Waller, Ma Rainey, and others - Early And Rare "Collectors Items"
* Milestone MCD-47021-2   Ma Rainey
* Riverside RLP 1045   Ma Rainey, Vol. 3
* Paramount 12332   Ma Rainey - Slave To The Blues / Oh My Babe Blues
* Paramount 12357   Ma Rainey - Yonder Come The Blues / Stack O'Lee Blues
* Paramount 12374   Ma Rainey - Titanic Man Blues / Besemer Bound Blues
* Paramount 12338   Ma Rainey - Wringing And Twisting Blues / Chain Gang Blues

Blind Lemon Jefferson / Deacon L.J. Bates

Blind Lemon Jefferson (guitar, vocals)
Chicago, IL, circa December, 1925-January, 1926
11040-1I Want To Be Like Jesus In My HeartParamount 12386
11041-1All I Want Is That Pure Religion-
* Paramount 12386   Deacon L.J. Bates - I Want To Be Like Jesus In My Heart / All I Want Is That Pure Religion

1926

Ma Rainey And Her Georgia Band

Bernie Young (cornet) Albert Wynn (trombone) Barney Bigard (soprano, alto sax) probably Lil Henderson (piano) possibly Rip Bassett (banjo) Ma Rainey (vocals)
Chicago, IL, February 3-18, 1926
2448-1Broken Hearted BluesParamount 12364
2448-2-Paramount 12364; Riverside RLP 1016, RLP 1045, RLP 12-137; Milestone MLP 2017
2449not traced
2450-
2451-3Jealousy BluesParamount 12364
2451-4-Paramount 12364; Riverside RLP 1016, RLP 1045, RLP 12-137
2452-1Seeking BluesParamount 12352; Riverside RLP 1016, RLP 1045, RLP 12-137
2452-2-Paramount 12352
* Riverside RLP 12-137   Ma Rainey, Vol. 2 - Broken-Hearted Blues
* Milestone MLP 2017   Ma Rainey - Down In The Basement
* Riverside RLP 1016   Ma Rainey, Vol. 2
* Riverside RLP 1045   Ma Rainey, Vol. 3
* Paramount 12364   Ma Rainey - Broken Hearted Blues / Jealousy Blues
* Paramount 12352   Ma Rainey - Seeking Blues / Mountain Jack Blues

Jelly Roll Morton's Incomparables

Ray Bowling (cornet) unknown (trombone) unknown (alto sax) unknown (tenor sax) Jelly Roll Morton (piano) unknown (banjo) Clay Jefferson (drums)
Richmond, IN, February 23, 1926
12466Milenberg Joysunissued
12466-A--
12467Mr. Jelly LordGennett 3259; Riverside RLP 12-128, (Du) RM 8816; Milestone MCD-47018-2
* Riverside RLP 12-128   The Incomparable Jelly Roll Morton
* Riverside (Du) RM 8816   The Incomparable Jelly Roll Morton 1923-1926
* Milestone MCD-47018-2   Jelly Roll Morton 1923/24
* Gennett 3259   Jelly Roll Morton - Mr. Jelly Lord / Fess Williams - Wimmin Aaah!

Ma Rainey

Jimmy Blythe (piano) Ma Rainey (vocals)
Chicago, IL, circa February, 1926
2466-1Mountain Jack BluesParamount 12352; Riverside RLP 1016, RLP 1045, RLP 12-137; Milestone MLP 2017, M-47021, MCD-47021-2
2466-2-Paramount 12352
* Riverside RLP 12-137   Ma Rainey, Vol. 2 - Broken-Hearted Blues
* Milestone MLP 2017   Ma Rainey - Down In The Basement
* Milestone M-47021   Ma Rainey
* Milestone MCD-47021-2   Ma Rainey
* Riverside RLP 1016   Ma Rainey, Vol. 2
* Riverside RLP 1045   Ma Rainey, Vol. 3
* Paramount 12352   Ma Rainey - Seeking Blues / Mountain Jack Blues

Fats Waller

Fats Waller (piano roll)
NYC, circa February, 1926
Squeeze MeQRS 3352; Riverside RLP 1010; Biograph BLP-1005Q
* Biograph BLP-1005Q   Thomas "Fats" Waller 1924-31, Vol. 2
* Riverside RLP 1010   Rediscovered Fats Waller Solos
* QRS 3352, XP 183   Fats Waller - Squeeze Me

Blind Lemon Jefferson

Blind Lemon Jefferson (guitar, vocals)
Chicago, IL, circa March, 1926
2471-1Got The BluesParamount 12354
2471-2--
2472-2Long Lonesome Blues-
2473not traced
2474-1Booster BluesParamount 12347
2475-1Dry Southern Blues-
* Paramount 12354   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Got The Blues / Long Lonesome Blues
* Paramount 12347   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Booster Blues / Dry Southern Blues

Fats Waller

Fats Waller (piano roll)
NYC, circa March, 1926
18th Street StrutQRS 3377; Riverside RLP 1010; Biograph BLP-1005Q
* Biograph BLP-1005Q   Thomas "Fats" Waller 1924-31, Vol. 2
* Riverside RLP 1010   Rediscovered Fats Waller Solos
* QRS 3377, Q 151   Fats Waller - 18th Street Strut

Duke Ellington's Washingtonians

Harry Cooper, Leroy Rutledge (trumpet) Charlie Irvis (trombone) Jimmy Harrison (trombone, vocals) Don Redman (clarinet, alto sax) Prince Robinson (clarinet, tenor sax) Otto Hardwick (alto, baritone sax) George Thomas (tenor sax, vocals) Duke Ellington (piano) Fred Guy (banjo) Bass Edwards (tuba) Sonny Greer (drums)
NYC, April 1, 1926
X57-AWanna Go Back Again BluesGennett 3291; Riverside RLP 12-129
* Riverside RLP 12-129   Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson - Birth Of Big Band Jazz
* Gennett 3291   Duke Ellington - Wanna Go Back Again Blues / If You Can't Hold The Man You Love

Lovie Austin And Her Serenaders

Tommy Ladnier or Lee Collins or Natty Dominique (cornet) Kid Ory (trombone) Johnny Dodds (clarinet) Lovie Austin or probably Lil Hardin (piano) Johnny St. Cyr (banjo) W.E. Burton (drums)
Chicago, IL, April, 1926
11096-2Jackass BluesParamount 12361; Riverside RLP 12-114, RLP 12-154, (Du) RM 8808; Milestone MLP 2002
11097-2Frog Tongue StompParamount 12361; Riverside (Du) RM 8808; Milestone MLP 2002
* Riverside RLP 12-114   Various Artists - The Riverside History Of Classic Jazz, Vol. 5 & 6 - South Side Chicago / Boogie Woogie
= Riverside SDP 11, RB 005, 3RBCD 005-2   Various Artists - Riverside History Of Classic Jazz
* Riverside RLP 12-154   Tommy Ladnier - Blues 'N Stomps
* Riverside (Du) RM 8808   Lovie Austin's Blues Serenaders 1924-1926
* Milestone MLP 2002   The Immortal Johnny Dodds
* Paramount 12361   Lovie Austin - Jackass Blues / Frog Tongue Stomp

Blind Lemon Jefferson

Blind Lemon Jefferson (guitar, vocals)
Chicago, IL, circa April, 1926
2543-1Black Horse BluesParamount 12367; Milestone MLP 2004
2544-1Corinna BluesParamount 12367
2544-2-Paramount 12367; Milestone MLP 2004
* Milestone MLP 2004   The Immortal Blind Lemon Jefferson
* Paramount 12367   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Black Horse Blues / Corinna Blues

Jimmy Blythe's Washboard Band

Johnny Dodds (clarinet) Jimmy Blythe (piano) Buddy Burton (washboard)
Chicago, IL, May, 1926
2541-1Bohunkus BluesParamount 12368; Riverside RLP 12-104
2542-1Buddy Burton's Jazz-
* Riverside RLP 12-104   Johnny Dodds - Early Recordings By The Great New Orleans Clarinetist
* Paramount 12368   Jimmy Blythe - Bohunkus Blues / Buddy Burton's Jazz

Viola Bartlette With Junie Cobb's Paramount Syncopators

Junie Cobb (cornet) unknown (trombone) Johnny Dodds (clarinet) Lovie Austin (piano) Viola Bartlette (vocals)
Chicago, IL, May, 1926
2554-2Walk Easy 'Cause My Papa's HereParamount 12369; Riverside RLP 12-104
* Riverside RLP 12-104   Johnny Dodds - Early Recordings By The Great New Orleans Clarinetist
* Paramount 12369   Viola Bartlette - Sunday Morning Blues / Walk Easy 'Cause My Papa's Here

Blind Lemon Jefferson

Blind Lemon Jefferson (guitar, vocals)
Chicago, IL, circa May, 1926
1053-2Got The BluesParamount 12354
1054-2,4Long Lonesome Blues-
same session
2557-1Jack O'Diamonds BluesParamount 12373
2557-2-Paramount 12373, 14022; Riverside RLP 1014; Milestone MLP 2007, M-47022
2558-2Chock House BluesParamount 12373, 14022; Riverside RLP 1053; Milestone MLP 2007, M-47022
* Milestone MLP 2007   Blind Lemon Jefferson, Vol. 2
* Milestone M-47022   Blind Lemon Jefferson
* Riverside RLP 1014   The Folk Blues Of Blind Lemon Jefferson
* Riverside RLP 1053   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Blind Lemon's Penitentiary Blues
* Paramount 12354   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Got The Blues / Long Lonesome Blues
* Paramount 12373   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Jack O'Diamonds Blues / Chock House Blues
* Paramount 14022   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Jack O'Diamonds Blues / Chock House Blues

Duke Ellington's Washingtonians

Charlie Jackson, Bubber Miley (trumpet) Joe Nanton (trombone) Prince Robinson (clarinet, tenor sax) Otto Hardwick (alto, baritone sax) Duke Ellington (piano) Fred Guy (banjo) Bass Edwards (tuba) Sonny Greer (drums)
NYC, June 21, 1926
X190Animal CrackersGennett 3342; Riverside RLP 12-129
X191-ALil' Farina-
* Riverside RLP 12-129   Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson - Birth Of Big Band Jazz
* Gennett 3342   Duke Ellington - Animal Crackers / Lil' Farina

Ma Rainey

Lil Henderson (piano) Ma Rainey (vocals)
Chicago, IL, circa June, 1926
2631-1Trust No ManParamount 12395; Riverside RLP 12-121; Milestone MLP 2017, M-47021, MCD-47021-2
* Riverside RLP 12-121   Various Artists - Great Blues Singers
* Milestone MLP 2017   Ma Rainey - Down In The Basement
* Milestone M-47021   Ma Rainey
* Milestone MCD-47021-2   Ma Rainey
* Paramount 12395   Ma Rainey - Down In The Basement / Trust No Man

Ma Rainey And Her Georgia Band

Homer Hobson (cornet) Albert Wynn (trombone) Tom Brown (clarinet, alto sax) Doc Cheatham (soprano sax) Lil Henderson (piano) Rip Bassett (banjo) Ben Thigpen (drums) unknown (musical saw) Ma Rainey (vocals)
Chicago, IL, circa June, 1926
2627-1Down In The BasementParamount 12395; Riverside RLP 12-121; Milestone MLP 2017
2628-1Sissy BluesParamount 12384; Riverside RLP 1045
2629-2Broken Soul Blues-
* Riverside RLP 12-121   Various Artists - Great Blues Singers
* Milestone MLP 2017   Ma Rainey - Down In The Basement
* Riverside RLP 1045   Ma Rainey, Vol. 3
* Paramount 12395   Ma Rainey - Down In The Basement / Trust No Man
* Paramount 12384   Ma Rainey - Sissy Blues / Broken Soul Blues

Jimmy Blythe's Ragmuffins

Freddie Keppard (trumpet) unknown (trombone) Johnny Dodds (clarinet) Jimmy Blythe (piano) unknown (drums) Trixie Smith (vocals -1)
Chicago, IL, July 26, 1926
1. 2602-1Messin' AroundParamount 12376; Riverside RLP 1015
2. 2603-1Adam's AppleParamount 12376; Riverside RLP 1015, RLP 12-135, (Du) RM 8816
* Riverside RLP 12-135   Johnny Dodds, Vol. 2 - In The Alley
* Riverside (Du) RM 8816   The Incomparable Jelly Roll Morton 1923-1926
* Riverside RLP 1015   Johnny Dodds, Vol. 2
* Paramount 12376   Jimmy Blythe - Messin' Around / Adam's Apple

James P. Johnson

James P. Johnson (piano roll)
NYC, July, 1926
CharlestonQRS 3143; Riverside RLP 1011
Harlem Choc'late Babies On ParadeQRS 3526; Riverside RLP 1011, RLP 12-105
Make Me A Pallet On The FloorQRS 3626; Riverside RLP 1011
* Riverside RLP 12-105   James P. Johnson Rare Solos
* Riverside RLP 1011   James P. Johnson, Vol. 1 - Early Harlem Piano
* QRS 3143   James P. Johnson - Charleston
* QRS 3526   James P. Johnson - Harlem Choc'late Babies On Parade
* QRS 3626   James P. Johnson - Make Me A Pallet On The Floor

Junie Cobb's Hometown Band

Johnny Dodds (clarinet) Junie Cobb (clarinet, alto sax) Jimmy Blythe or Tiny Parham (piano) Eustern Woodfork (banjo)
Chicago, IL, August, 1926
East Cost TrotRiverside RLP 12-104
Chicago Buzz-
* Riverside RLP 12-104   Johnny Dodds - Early Recordings By The Great New Orleans Clarinetist

Lovie Austin And Her Serenaders

Shirley Clay (cornet) Albert Wynn (trombone) Johnny Dodds (clarinet) Lovie Austin (piano) Houston Woodfork (banjo) Henry Williams (vocals -1,4)
Chicago, IL, August, 1926
1. 2621-1Chicago Mess AroundParamount 12380; Riverside RLP 12-104, (Du) RM 8808; Milestone MLP 2011
2. 2622-1Galion Stomp-
3. 2623-2In The Alley BluesParamount 12391; Riverside RLP 1002, RLP 12-135, (Du) RM 8808; Milestone MLP 2011
4. 2624-2Merry Maker's Twine-
* Riverside RLP 12-104   Johnny Dodds - Early Recordings By The Great New Orleans Clarinetist
* Riverside (Du) RM 8808   Lovie Austin's Blues Serenaders 1924-1926
* Milestone MLP 2011   Johnny Dodds - Chicago Mess Around
* Riverside RLP 12-135   Johnny Dodds, Vol. 2 - In The Alley
* Riverside RLP 1002   Johnny Dodds, Vol. 1 - Dixieland Trumpers
* Paramount 12380   Lovie Austin - Chicago Mess Around / Galion Stomp
* Paramount 12391   Lovie Austin - In The Alley Blues / Merry Maker's Twine

Blind Lemon Jefferson

Blind Lemon Jefferson (guitar, vocals)
Chicago, IL, circa August, 1926
2016-4Beggin' BackParamount 12394
2018-1,2Old Rounders Blues-
* Paramount 12394   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Beggin' Back / Old Rounders Blues

Freddie Keppard And His Jazz Cardinals

Freddie Keppard (cornet) Eddie Vincent (trombone) Jimmy O'Bryant (clarinet) Arthur Campbell (piano) Jasper Taylor (woodblock) Papa Charlie Jackson (vocals -2)
Chicago, IL, September, 1926
1. 2651Stock Yards StrutParamount 12399; Riverside RLP 1005, RLP 12-131
2. 2653-1Salty DogParamount 12399; Riverside RLP 1005, RLP 12-114
* Riverside RLP 12-131   Various Artists - Kings Of Classic Jazz
* Riverside RLP 12-114   Various Artists - The Riverside History Of Classic Jazz, Vol. 5 & 6 - South Side Chicago / Boogie Woogie
= Riverside SDP 11, RB 005, 3RBCD 005-2   Various Artists - Riverside History Of Classic Jazz
* Riverside RLP 1005   Louis Armstrong, and others - New Orleans Horns
* Paramount 12399; United Hot Clubs Of America 73/74   Freddie Keppard - Salty Dog / Stock Yards Strut

Cliff Jackson

Cliff Jackson (piano roll)
NYC, September, 1926
Hock Shop BluesQRS 3616; Riverside RLP 12-115; Biograph BLP-1001Q
* Riverside RLP 12-115   Various Artists - The Riverside History Of Classic Jazz, Vol. 7 & 8 - Chicago Style / Harlem
= Riverside SDP 11, RB 005, 3RBCD 005-2   Various Artists - Riverside History Of Classic Jazz
* Biograph BLP-1001Q   Various Artists - Parlor Piano 1917-27 - Blues And Stomps From Rare Piano Rolls
* QRS 3616   Cliff Jackson - Hock Shop Blues

Leola B. Wilson

B.T. Wingfield (cornet) Tiny Parham (piano) Leola B. Wilson (vocals)
Chicago, IL, September or October, 1926
3021-1Dishrag BluesParamount 12403; Riverside RLP 12-153
* Riverside RLP 12-153   Various Artists - Piano, Brass And Blues
* Paramount 12403   Leola B. Wilson - Dishrag Blues / Rolling Mill Blues

Johnny Dodds

Johnny Dodds (clarinet) Tiny Parham (piano)
Chicago, IL, fall 1926
4332Oh, DaddyParamount 12471; Riverside RLP 12-114; Milestone MLP 2002
* Riverside RLP 12-114   Various Artists - The Riverside History Of Classic Jazz, Vol. 5 & 6 - South Side Chicago / Boogie Woogie
= Riverside SDP 11, RB 005, 3RBCD 005-2   Various Artists - Riverside History Of Classic Jazz
* Milestone MLP 2002   The Immortal Johnny Dodds
* Paramount 12471   Vance Dixon's Pencils - Sweet Patunia / Dodds And Parham - Oh Daddy

Red And Miff's Stompers

Red Nichols (cornet) Miff Mole (trombone) Jimmy Dorsey (clarinet, alto sax) Alfie Evans (alto sax) Arthur Schutt (piano) Joe Tarto (tuba) Victor Berton (drums)
Edison, NY, October 13, 1926
11245-AAlabama StompEdison 51854; Riverside RLP 1048
11245-B-
11245-C-
11246-AStampedeEdison 51854; Riverside RLP 1048, RLP 12-116
11246-B-
11246-C-
* Riverside RLP 12-116   Various Artists - The Riverside History Of Classic Jazz, Vol. 9 & 10 - New York Style / New Orleans Revival
= Riverside SDP 11, RB 005, 3RBCD 005-2   Various Artists - Riverside History Of Classic Jazz
* Riverside RLP 1048   Red Nichols, Miff Mole - New York Jazz Of The Twenties
* Edison 51854   Red And Miff's Stompers - Alabama Stomp / Stampede

Blythe's Washboard Ragmuffins

Johnny Dodds (clarinet) Jimmy Blythe (piano) Jimmy Bertland (washboard) and others
Chicago, IL, October 26, 1926
2749-2Ape ManParamount 12428; Riverside RLP 1002, RLP 12-135
2750-2Your FolksParamount 12428; Riverside RLP 1015, RLP 12-135
* Riverside RLP 12-135   Johnny Dodds, Vol. 2 - In The Alley
* Riverside RLP 1002   Johnny Dodds, Vol. 1 - Dixieland Trumpers
* Riverside RLP 1015   Johnny Dodds, Vol. 2
* Paramount 12428   Jimmy Blythe - Ape Man / Your Folks

Red And Miff's Stompers

Red Nichols (cornet) Miff Mole (trombone) Jimmy Dorsey (clarinet, alto sax) Alfie Evans (alto sax) Arthur Schutt (piano) Joe Tarto (tuba) Victor Berton (drums)
Edison, NY, November 10, 1926
11291-AHurricaneEdison 51878; Riverside RLP 1048
11291-B-
11291-C-
11292-BBlack Bottom StompEdison 51878; Riverside RLP 1048
11292-C-
* Riverside RLP 1048   Red Nichols, Miff Mole - New York Jazz Of The Twenties
* Edison 51878   Red And Miff's Stompers - Hurricane / Black Bottom Stomp

James P. Johnson

James P. Johnson (piano roll)
NYC, November, 1926
SugarQRS 3108; Riverside RLP 12-105
* Riverside RLP 12-105   James P. Johnson Rare Solos
* QRS 3108   James P. Johnson - Sugar

Blind Lemon Jefferson

Blind Lemon Jefferson (guitar, vocals)
Chicago, IL, circa November, 1926
3066-1Stocking Feet BluesParamount 12407; Milestone MLP 2013, M-47022
3066-2-Paramount 12407
3067-1That Black Snake Moan-
3067-2-Paramount 12407; Milestone MLP 2013, M-47022
3070-1Wartime BluesParamount 12425
3076-1Broke And HungryParamount 12443
3076-2-Paramount 12443; Riverside RLP 1014; Milestone MLP 2007, M-47022
3077-1Shuckin' Sugar BluesParamount 12454
3077-2-Paramount 12454; Riverside RLP 1014, RLP 12-112; Milestone MLP 2007, M-47022
* Milestone MLP 2013   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Black Snake Moan
* Milestone M-47022   Blind Lemon Jefferson
* Milestone MLP 2007   Blind Lemon Jefferson, Vol. 2
* Riverside RLP 12-112   Various Artists - The Riverside History Of Classic Jazz, Vol. 1 & 2 - Backgrounds / Ragtime
= Riverside SDP 11, RB 005, 3RBCD 005-2   Various Artists - Riverside History Of Classic Jazz
* Riverside RLP 1014   The Folk Blues Of Blind Lemon Jefferson
* Paramount 12407   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Stocking Feet Blues / That Black Snake Moan
* Paramount 12425   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Wartime Blues / Booger Rooger Blues
* Paramount 12443   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Broke And Hungry / Bad Luck Blues
* Paramount 12454   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Shuckin' Sugar Blues / Rabbit Foot Blues

Ma Rainey

probably Jimmy Blythe (piano) Blind Blake (guitar) Ma Rainey (vocals)
Chicago, IL, circa November, 1926
405Morning Hour BluesParamount 12455; Milestone MLP 2017, MCD-47021-2
* Milestone MLP 2017   Ma Rainey - Down In The Basement
* Milestone MCD-47021-2   Ma Rainey
* Paramount 12455   Ma Rainey - Morning Hour Blues / Weeping Woman Blues

Ma Rainey And Her Georgia Boys

probably B.T. Wingfield (cornet) Junie Cobb (clarinet) Jimmy Blythe or Tiny Parham (piano) Ma Rainey (vocals)
Chicago, IL, circa November, 1926
407-2Weeping Woman BluesParamount 12455
408-2Soon This MorningParamount 12438; Riverside RLP 1032, RLP 12-137
* Riverside RLP 12-137   Ma Rainey, Vol. 2 - Broken-Hearted Blues
* Riverside RLP 1032   Various Artists - The Great Blues Singers
* Paramount 12455   Ma Rainey - Morning Hour Blues / Weeping Woman Blues
* Paramount 12438   Ma Rainey - Don't Fish In My Sea / "Ma" Rainey's Black Bottom (mistitled as Soon This Morning)

Jasper Taylor's State Street Boys

Natty Dominique (cornet) Eddie Ellis (trombone) Johnny Dodds (clarinet) Tiny Parham (piano) Jasper Taylor (washboard)
Chicago, IL, late 1926
If Must Be The BluesRiverside RLP 12-104
State Street Blues-
* Riverside RLP 12-104   Johnny Dodds - Early Recordings By The Great New Orleans Clarinetist

Rev. J.M. Gates

Rev. J.M. Gates (sermon)
NYC, circa December 6, 1926
GEX-362Amazing GraceGennett 6013
GEX-363I Know I Got ReligionGennett 6034
GEX-364I'm So Glad Trouble Don't Last AlwaysGennett 6019
GEX-365I'm Going To Heaven If It Takes My LifeGennett 6034; Riverside RLP 12-112
GEX-366Waiting At The Beautiful GateGennett 6042
GEX-367I'm Gonna Die With A Staff In My HandGennett 6019
GEX-368-AYou Belong To That Funeral TrainGennett 6042
GEX-369I'll Be SatisfiedGennett 6013
* Riverside RLP 12-112   Various Artists - The Riverside History Of Classic Jazz, Vol. 1 & 2 - Backgrounds / Ragtime
= Riverside SDP 11, RB 005, 3RBCD 005-2   Various Artists - Riverside History Of Classic Jazz
* Gennett 6013; Paramount 12782   Rev. J.M. Gates - Amazing Grace / I'll Be Satisfied
* Gennett 6034   Rev. J.M. Gates - I Know I Got Religion / I'm Going To Heaven If It Takes My Life
* Gennett 6019   Rev. J.M. Gates - I'm So Glad Trouble Don't Last Always / I'm Gonna Die With A Staff In My Hand
* Gennett 6042   Rev. J.M. Gates - Waiting At The Beautiful Gate / You Belong To That Funeral Train

Blind Lemon Jefferson

Blind Lemon Jefferson (guitar, vocals)
Chicago, IL, circa December, 1926
3088-2Booger Rooger BluesParamount 12425
3089-1Rabbit Foot BluesParamount 12454; Milestone MLP 2004, M-47022
3090-2Bad Luck BluesParamount 12443; Riverside RLP 1053; Milestone MLP 2007, M-47022
* Milestone MLP 2004   The Immortal Blind Lemon Jefferson
* Milestone M-47022   Blind Lemon Jefferson
* Milestone MLP 2007   Blind Lemon Jefferson, Vol. 2
* Riverside RLP 1053   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Blind Lemon's Penitentiary Blues
* Paramount 12425   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Wartime Blues / Booger Rooger Blues
* Paramount 12454   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Shuckin' Sugar Blues / Rabbit Foot Blues
* Paramount 12443   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Broke And Hungry / Bad Luck Blues

Leroy Pickett - Tiny Parham Apollo Syncopators

B.T. Wingfield (cornet) Charlie Lawson (trombone) Junie Cobb (clarinet, alto sax) unknown (tenor sax) Leroy Pickett (violin) Tiny Parham (piano) Jimmy Bertland (drums)
Chicago, IL, circa December, 1926
4053-1Alexander Where's That BandParamount 12441; Riverside RLP 1017
4054-1Mojo Strut-
* Riverside RLP 1017   Apollo Syncopators And Jazz Wizards - Jazz Collectors Item, Vol. 1
* Paramount 12441   Leroy Pickett, Tiny Parham - Alexander Where's That Band / Mojo Strut

Ma Rainey

possibly Leroy Pickett (violin) Blind Blake (guitar) Ma Rainey (vocals)
Chicago, IL, circa December, 1926
4019-2Little Low Mama BluesParamount 12419
4020-1Grievin' Hearted Blues-
4020-2-Paramount 12419; Riverside RLP 12-108
Jimmy Blythe (piano) Ma Rainey (vocals)
4021-2Don't Fish In My SeaParamount 12438; Riverside RLP 1032, RLP 12-137
* Riverside RLP 12-108   Ma Rainey - Classic Blues
* Riverside RLP 12-137   Ma Rainey, Vol. 2 - Broken-Hearted Blues
* Riverside RLP 1032   Various Artists - The Great Blues Singers
* Paramount 12419   Ma Rainey - Little Low Mama Blues / Grievin' Hearted Blues
* Paramount 12438   Ma Rainey - Don't Fish In My Sea / "Ma" Rainey's Black Bottom (mistitled as Soon This Morning)

1927

John Williams's Synco Jazzers

Henry McCord (trumpet) Bradley Bullett (trombone) John Williams (alto, baritone sax) Mary Leo Burley aka Mary Lou Williams (piano) Joe Williams (banjo) Robert Price (drums)
Chicago, IL, February, 1927
4187-2Down In GallionParamount 12457; Riverside RLP 1040
4188-1,2Goose Grease-
* Riverside RLP 1040   Various Artists - Jazz Collectors Item, Vol. 2 - Rare Examples Of Early Jazz
* Paramount 12457   John Williams - Down In Gallion / Goose Grease

Charles Pierce And His Orchestra

Dick Feigie, Muggsy Spanier (cornet) Frank Teschemacher (clarinet) Charles Pierce (alto sax) Ralph Rudder (tenor sax) Dan Liscomb (piano) Stuart Branch (guitar) Johnny Mueller (bass) Paul Kettler (drums)
Chicago, IL, circa February, 1927
20399-1Bull Frog BluesParamount 12619; Riverside RLP 1004, RLP 12-107
20400-2China BoyParamount 12619; Riverside RLP 1004, RLP 12-107, RLP 12-115
* Riverside RLP 12-107   Muggsy Spanier - Kid Muggsy's Jazz
* Riverside RLP 12-115   Various Artists - The Riverside History Of Classic Jazz, Vol. 7 & 8 - Chicago Style / Harlem
= Riverside SDP 11, RB 005, 3RBCD 005-2   Various Artists - Riverside History Of Classic Jazz
* Riverside RLP 1004   Muggsy Spanier, Frank Teschemacher - Muggsy, Tesch And The Chicagoans
* Paramount 12619; United Hot Clubs Of America 1/2   Charles Pierce - China Boy / Bull Frog Blues

Blind Lemon Jefferson

Blind Lemon Jefferson (guitar, vocals)
Atlanta, GA, March 14, 1927
80523-BBlack Snake MoanOKeh 8455
80524-BMatch Box Blues-
80525-B'Stillery Bluesunissued
80526-BWoman Labor Man-
* OKeh 8455   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Black Snake Moan / Match Box Blues

Blind Lemon Jefferson

Blind Lemon Jefferson (guitar, vocals, speech)
Atlanta, GA, March 15, 1927
80527-BMy Easy RiderOKeh unissued
80528-BElder Green's In Town-
80529-BEnglish Stop Time-
80536-BLaboring Man Away From Home-

Blind Lemon Jefferson

Blind Lemon Jefferson (guitar, vocals)
Chicago, IL, circa April, 1927
4423-2Easy Rider BluesParamount 12474; Milestone MLP 2004, M-47022
4424-2Match Box Blues-
same session
4446-4-Paramount 12474
* Milestone MLP 2004   The Immortal Blind Lemon Jefferson
* Milestone M-47022   Blind Lemon Jefferson
* Paramount 12474   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Easy Rider Blues / Match Box Blues

Buddy Boy Hawkins

Buddy Boy Hawkins (guitar, vocals)
Chicago, IL, circa April, 1927
4415-1Shaggy Dog BluesParamount 12489; Riverside RLP 1039
4419-2Jailhouse Fire Blues-
* Riverside RLP 1039   Various Artists - Backwoods Blues
* Paramount 12489   Buddy Boy Hawkins - Shaggy Dog Blues / Jailhouse Fire Blues

Johnny Dodds

Johnny Dodds (clarinet) Tiny Parham (piano)
Chicago, IL, circa April, 1927
4413-1Loveless LoveParamount 12483; Riverside RLP 1015, RLP 12-135
4414-2Nineteenth Street Blues-
* Riverside RLP 12-135   Johnny Dodds, Vol. 2 - In The Alley
* Riverside RLP 1015   Johnny Dodds, Vol. 2
* Paramount 12483   Johnny Dodds - Loveless Love / Nineteenth Street Blues

Blind Lemon Jefferson

George Perkins (piano) Blind Lemon Jefferson (vocals)
Chicago, IL, circa May, 1927
4491-5Rising High Water BluesParamount 12487; Riverside RLP 12-113; Milestone MLP 2007, M-47022
Blind Lemon Jefferson (guitar, vocals)
4514-1Weary Dogs BluesParamount 12493
4514-2--
4515-2Right Of Way BluesParamount 12510
* Riverside RLP 12-113   Various Artists - The Riverside History Of Classic Jazz, Vol. 3 & 4 - The Blues / New Orleans Style
= Riverside SDP 11, RB 005, 3RBCD 005-2   Various Artists - Riverside History Of Classic Jazz
* Milestone MLP 2007   Blind Lemon Jefferson, Vol. 2
* Milestone M-47022   Blind Lemon Jefferson
* Paramount 12487   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Rising High Water Blues / Teddy Bear Blues
* Paramount 12493   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Weary Dogs Blues / Hot Dogs
* Paramount 12510   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Right Of Way Blues / Black Snake Dream Blues

Blind Lemon Jefferson

George Perkins (piano) Blind Lemon Jefferson (guitar, vocals)
Chicago, IL, circa June, 1927
4567-1Teddy Bear BluesParamount 12487
4567-2-Paramount 12487; Milestone MLP 2007, M-47022
George Perkins (piano) Blind Lemon Jefferson (vocals)
4577-2Black Snake Dream BluesParamount 12510
* Milestone MLP 2007   Blind Lemon Jefferson, Vol. 2
* Milestone M-47022   Blind Lemon Jefferson
* Paramount 12487   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Rising High Water Blues / Teddy Bear Blues
* Paramount 12510   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Right Of Way Blues / Black Snake Dream Blues

Blind Lemon Jefferson And His Feet

Blind Lemon Jefferson (guitar, vocal comments, tap dance)
Chicago, IL, circa June, 1927
4578-3Hot DogsParamount 12493
* Paramount 12493   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Weary Dogs Blues / Hot Dogs

Deacon L.J. Bates

Blind Lemon Jefferson (guitar)
Chicago, IL, circa June, 1927
4579-1He Arose From The DeadParamount 12585, 12585 (alt.)
* Paramount 12585   Deacon L.J. Bates - He Arose From The Dead / See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
* Paramount 12585 (alt.)   Deacon L.J. Bates - He Arose From The Dead / Where Shall I Be

Edison Jazz All Stars

Billy Keyes, Chelsea Quealey (trumpet) Chuck Campbell (trombone) ??? Allen (tuba) Bobby Davis, Bob Fallon (alto sax, clarinet) Sam Ruby (tenor sax) Ted Black (piano) Tommy Fellini (banjo) Jimmy Wilson (drums)
NYC, July 15, 1927
Miss Annabelle LeeRiverside RLP 1008
* Riverside RLP 1008   Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey - Jazz Of The Roaring Twenties

State Street Ramblers

Natty Dominique (cornet) Johnny Dodds (clarinet) Jimmy Blythe (piano) Baby Dodds (washboard)
Richmond, IN, August 15, 1927
12990The Weary Way BluesGennett 6232; Riverside RLP 12-104
12991-ACootie Stomp-
* Riverside RLP 12-104   Johnny Dodds - Early Recordings By The Great New Orleans Clarinetist
* Gennett 6232   State Street Ramblers - The Weary Way Blues / Cootie Stomp

Ma Rainey

Shirley Clay (cornet) probably Al Wynn or Kid Ory (trombone) Claude "Hop" Hopkins (piano) unknown (banjo) Ma Rainey (vocals)
Chicago, IL, August, 1927
4707-1Misery BluesParamount 12508; Riverside RLP 1045
4708-2Dead Drunk BluesParamount 12508; Riverside RLP 1045; Milestone MLP 2008, M-47021
4709-1Slow Driving MoanParamount 12526; Milestone MLP 2001, M-47021
* Milestone MLP 2008   Ma Rainey - Blame It On The Blues
* Milestone M-47021   Ma Rainey
* Milestone MLP 2001   The Immortal Ma Rainey - First Of The Great Blues Singers
* Riverside RLP 1045   Ma Rainey, Vol. 3
* Paramount 12508   Ma Rainey - Misery Blues / Dead Drunk Blues
* Paramount 12526   Ma Rainey - Gone Daddy Blues / Slow Driving Moan

Ma Rainey And Her Georgia Band

Shirley Clay (trumpet) Kid Ory (trombone) unknown (tuba) Claude "Hop" Hopkins (piano) unknown (banjo) Ma Rainey (vocals)
Chicago, IL, circa August, 1927
4682-2Big Boy BluesParamount 12548
4683-2Blues Oh BluesParamount 12566; Riverside REP 107, RLP 12-108; Milestone MLP 2017, M-47021
Shirley Clay (trumpet) Kid Ory (trombone) unknown (tuba) Claude "Hop" Hopkins (piano) unknown (banjo) Ma Rainey (vocals) unknown male speech
4690-3Damper Down BluesParamount 12548
4691-2Gone Daddy BluesParamount 12526; Milestone MLP 2001, M-47021
4692-1Oh, Papa BluesParamount 12566; Riverside REP 107, RLP 12-108; Milestone MLP 2017, M-47021
* Riverside RLP 12-108   Ma Rainey - Classic Blues
* Milestone MLP 2017   Ma Rainey - Down In The Basement
* Milestone M-47021   Ma Rainey
* Milestone MLP 2001   The Immortal Ma Rainey - First Of The Great Blues Singers
* Riverside REP 107   Ma Rainey
* Paramount 12548   Ma Rainey - Big Boy Blues / Damper Down Blues
* Paramount 12566   Ma Rainey - Blues Oh Blues / Oh, Papa Blues
* Paramount 12526   Ma Rainey - Gone Daddy Blues / Slow Driving Moan

Blind Lemon Jefferson / Lemon Jefferson

Blind Lemon Jefferson (guitar, vocals)
Chicago, IL, circa September, 1927
20039-2Struck Sorrow BluesParamount 12541
20040-2Rambler Blues-
* Paramount 12541   Lemon Jefferson - Struck Sorrow Blues / Rambler Blues

Will Ezell Solo

Will Ezell (piano)
Chicago, IL, circa September, 1927
4786-2Barrel House WomanParamount 12549; Riverside RLP 1043
4787-2West Coast Rag-
* Riverside RLP 1043   Will Ezell
* Paramount 12549   Will Ezell - Barrel House Woman / West Coast Rag

Blind Lemon Jefferson / Deacon L.J. Bates

Blind Lemon Jefferson (guitar, vocals)
Chicago, IL, circa October, 1927
20064-1Chinch Bug BluesParamount 12551
20065-1Deceitful Brownskin Woman-
20065-2--
20066-1Sunshine SpecialParamount 12593
20066-2-Paramount 12593; Riverside RLP 1053; Milestone MLP 2007
20070-2Gone Dead On You BluesParamount 12578
20073-2Where Shall I BeParamount 12585 (alt.)
20074-1See That My Grave Is Kept CleanParamount 12585
20074-2--
20075-2One Dime BluesParamount 12578
20076-2Lonesome House BluesParamount 12593; Riverside RLP 1014; Milestone MLP 2007, M-47022
* Milestone MLP 2007   Blind Lemon Jefferson, Vol. 2
* Milestone M-47022   Blind Lemon Jefferson
* Riverside RLP 1053   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Blind Lemon's Penitentiary Blues
* Riverside RLP 1014   The Folk Blues Of Blind Lemon Jefferson
* Paramount 12551   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Chinch Bug Blues / Deceitful Brownskin Woman
* Paramount 12593   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Sunshine Special / Lonesome House Blues
* Paramount 12578   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Gone Dead On You Blues / One Dime Blues
* Paramount 12585 (alt.)   Deacon L.J. Bates - He Arose From The Dead / Where Shall I Be
* Paramount 12585   Deacon L.J. Bates - He Arose From The Dead / See That My Grave Is Kept Clean

Clarence Williams' Orchestra

Ed Allen (cornet) Ed Cuffee (trombone) Buster Bailey (clarinet, alto sax) Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax) Clarence Williams (piano) Cyrus St. Clair (sousaphone)
NYC, circa October, 1927
2887-2Snake 'Em UpParamount 12587; Riverside RLP 1017
2888-2Jingles-
* Riverside RLP 1017   Apollo Syncopators And Jazz Wizards - Jazz Collectors Item, Vol. 1
* Paramount 12587   Clarence Williams - Snake 'Em Up / Jingles

Jungle Kings

Muggsy Spanier (cornet) Frank Teschemacher (clarinet) Mezz Mezzrow (tenor sax) Joe Sullivan (piano) Eddie Condon (banjo) Jim Lannigan (tuba) George Wettling (drums) Red McKenzie (vocals)
Chicago, IL, November 12, 1927
20563Friar's Point ShuffleParamount 12654; Riverside RLP 1004, RLP 12-107, RLP 12-115
Darktown Strutters' BallParamount 12654; Riverside RLP 1004, RLP 12-107
* Riverside RLP 12-107   Muggsy Spanier - Kid Muggsy's Jazz
* Riverside RLP 12-115   Various Artists - The Riverside History Of Classic Jazz, Vol. 7 & 8 - Chicago Style / Harlem
= Riverside SDP 11, RB 005, 3RBCD 005-2   Various Artists - Riverside History Of Classic Jazz
* Riverside RLP 1004   Muggsy Spanier, Frank Teschemacher - Muggsy, Tesch And The Chicagoans
* Paramount 12654; United Hot Clubs Of America 3/4   Jungle Kings - Friar's Point Shuffle / Darktown Strutters' Ball

Meade "Lux" Lewis Solo

Meade "Lux" Lewis (piano)
Chicago, IL, December 27, 1927
20246-2Honky Tonk Train BluesParamount 12896; Columbia 37336, S-10005; Riverside RLP 1009, RLP 12-134, (Du) RM 8806; Milestone MLP 2009
* Riverside RLP 12-134   Fats Waller, Ma Rainey, and others - Early And Rare "Collectors Items"
* Riverside (Du) RM 8806   Various Artists - Honky Tonk Train
* Milestone MLP 2009   Various Artists - Boogie Woogie Rarities 1927-1932
* Riverside RLP 1009   Various Artists - Pioneers Of Boogie Woogie, Vol. 1
* Paramount 12896   Mead Lux Lewis - Honky Tonk Train Blues / Charles Avery - Dearborn Street Breakdown
= Broadway 5063   Hatch Seward - Honky Tonk Train Blues / Billie Barnes - Dearborn Street Breakdown
* Columbia 37336, DCH-360, DZ-999; Signature 65101   Meade "Lux" Lewis - Honky Tonk Train Blues / Charlie Spand - Hastings St.
* Columbia S-10005   Meade "Lux" Lewis - Honky Tonk Train Blues / Louis Armstrong - ???

Dixieland Thumpers

Natty Dominique (cornet) Johnny Dodds (clarinet) Jimmy Blythe (piano) Jimmy Bertland (drums, washboard)
Chicago, IL, December, 1927
20240-1Oriental ManParamount 12594; Riverside RLP 1002, RLP 12-131; Milestone MLP 2002
20241-2Sock That ThingParamount 12594; Riverside RLP 1002, RLP 12-135
Weary Way BluesRiverside RLP 1002, RLP 12-135
There'll Come A Day-
* Riverside RLP 12-131   Various Artists - Kings Of Classic Jazz
* Milestone MLP 2002   The Immortal Johnny Dodds
* Riverside RLP 12-135   Johnny Dodds, Vol. 2 - In The Alley
* Riverside RLP 1002   Johnny Dodds, Vol. 1 - Dixieland Trumpers
* Paramount 12594   Dixieland Thumpers - Oriental Man / Sock That Thing

Tiny Parham And His Forty-Five

unknown (cornet) Kid Ory (trombone) Artie Starks (clarinet, alto sax) Tiny Parham (piano) possibly Mike McKendrick (banjo)
Chicago, IL, December, 1927
20206-4Jim Jackson's Kansas City BluesParamount 12586; Riverside RLP 1017
20207-3A Little Bit Closer-
* Riverside RLP 1017   Apollo Syncopators And Jazz Wizards - Jazz Collectors Item, Vol. 1
* Paramount 12586   Tiny Parham - Jim Jackson's Kansas City Blues / A Little Bit Closer

Bobby Grant

Bobby Grant (guitar, vocals)
Chicago, IL, circa December, 1927
20204-3Nappy Head BluesParamount 12595; Riverside RLP 1039
20212-2Lonesome Atlanta Blues-
* Riverside RLP 1039   Various Artists - Backwoods Blues
* Paramount 12595   Bobby Grant - Nappy Head Blues / Lonesome Atlanta Blues

Ma Rainey

possibly Shirley Clay (cornet) Albert Wynn (trombone) possibly Artie Starks (clarinet) unknown (piano) unknown (drums) Ma Rainey (vocals) unknown male talking
Chicago, IL, circa December, 1927
20228-3Blues The World Forgot, Part 1Paramount 12647
20229-2"Ma" Rainey's Black BottomParamount 12590; Riverside RLP 1016; Milestone MLP 2008, M-47021, MCD-47021-2
20230-2Blues The World Forgot, Part 2Paramount 12647
20231-2Hellish RagParamount 12612
20232-1Georgia Cake WalkParamount 12590
20233-1New Bo-Weavil BluesParamount 12603; Riverside RLP 1045; Milestone MCD-47021-2
20233-2-Paramount 12603; Milestone MLP 2008, M-47021
20234-1Moonshine BluesParamount 12603; Riverside RLP 1045; Milestone MLP 2008, M-47021
20235-3Ice Bag PapaParamount 12612
* Milestone MLP 2008   Ma Rainey - Blame It On The Blues
* Milestone M-47021   Ma Rainey
* Milestone MCD-47021-2   Ma Rainey
* Riverside RLP 1016   Ma Rainey, Vol. 2
* Riverside RLP 1045   Ma Rainey, Vol. 3
* Paramount 12647   Ma Rainey - Blues The World Forgot, Part 1 & 2
* Paramount 12590   Ma Rainey - "Ma" Rainey's Black Bottom / Georgia Cake Walk
* Paramount 12612   Ma Rainey - Hellish Rag / Ice Bag Papa
* Paramount 12603   Ma Rainey - New Bo-Weavil Blues / Moonshine Blues

no information

unknown artists
circa 1927
Gone Dead TrainRiverside RLP 1039
Tell Me Baby-
Mr. Conductor Man-
Big Bill Blues-
South African BluesRiverside RLP 1040
Piggly Wiggly-
Maxwell Street Stomp-
Good Time Mama-
I've Got It All-
Mid The Pyramids-
* Riverside RLP 1039   Various Artists - Backwoods Blues
* Riverside RLP 1040   Various Artists - Jazz Collectors Item, Vol. 2 - Rare Examples Of Early Jazz

1928

Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra

Tommy Ladnier, Joe Smith (cornet) Russell Smith (trumpet) Charlie Green, Jimmy Harrison (trombone) June Coles (tuba) Buster Bailey (clarinet) Don Pasquall (alto sax) Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax) Fletcher Henderson (piano) Charlie Dixon (banjo) Kaiser Marshall (drums) Don Redman (arranger)
NYC, early 1928
2859Hop OffParamount 12550; Riverside RLP 12-115
* Riverside RLP 12-115   Various Artists - The Riverside History Of Classic Jazz, Vol. 7 & 8 - Chicago Style / Harlem
= Riverside SDP 11, RB 005, 3RBCD 005-2   Various Artists - Riverside History Of Classic Jazz
* Paramount 12550   Fletcher Henderson - Hop Off / Lousiana Stompers - Rough House Blues

Shirley English

Bert Cobb (tuba) Tiny Parham (piano) Shirley English (vocals)
Chicago, IL, February, 1928
20346-2Transom BluesParamount 12610; Riverside RLP 12-153
20352-1Tuba Lawdy Blues-
* Riverside RLP 12-153   Various Artists - Piano, Brass And Blues
* Paramount 12610   Shirley English - Transom Blues / Tuba Lawdy Blues

Blind Lemon Jefferson

Blind Lemon Jefferson (guitar, vocals)
Chicago, IL, circa February, 1928
20374-1See That My Grave Is Kept CleanParamount 12608
20375-1Lemon's Worried BluesParamount 12622
20375-2 or 3-Paramount 12622; Milestone MLP 2004
same session
20380-2Mean Jumper BluesParamount 12631; Milestone MLP 2007, M-47022
20381-3Balky Mule BluesParamount 12631; Riverside RLP 1014; Milestone MLP 2007, M-47022
same session
20387-2Change My Luck BluesParamount 12639; Milestone MLP 2007, M-47022
20388-2Prison Cell BluesParamount 12622; Milestone MLP 2004, M-47022
same session
20363-2Blind Lemon's Penitentiary BluesParamount 12666; Riverside RLP 1053; Milestone MLP 2013, M-47022
20364-2'Lectric Chair BluesParamount 12608
* Milestone MLP 2004   The Immortal Blind Lemon Jefferson
* Milestone MLP 2007   Blind Lemon Jefferson, Vol. 2
* Milestone M-47022   Blind Lemon Jefferson
* Milestone MLP 2013   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Black Snake Moan
* Riverside RLP 1014   The Folk Blues Of Blind Lemon Jefferson
* Riverside RLP 1053   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Blind Lemon's Penitentiary Blues
* Paramount 12608   Blind Lemon Jefferson - 'Lectric Chair Blues / See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
* Paramount 12622   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Lemon's Worried Blues / Prison Cell Blues
* Paramount 12631   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Mean Jumper Blues / Balky Mule Blues
* Paramount 12639   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Change My Luck Blues / Lemon's Cannon Ball Blues
* Paramount 12666   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Blind Lemon's Penitentiary Blues / Long Lastin' Lovin'

Charles Pierce And His Orchestra

Charlie Altier (cornet) Maurice Bercov (clarinet) Charles Pierce (alto sax) Ralph Rudder (tenor sax) Dan Liscomb (piano) Stuart Branch (guitar) Johnny Mueller (bass) Paul Kettler (drums)
Chicago, IL, March, 1928
20469-3Jazz Me BluesParamount 12640; Riverside RLP 1004, RLP 12-127
20470-4Sister Kate-
* Riverside RLP 12-127   Bix Beiderbecke, Wingy Manone, Muggsy Spanier - On The Road Jazz
* Riverside RLP 1004   Muggsy Spanier, Frank Teschemacher - Muggsy, Tesch And The Chicagoans
* Paramount 12640; United Hot Clubs Of America 71/72   Charles Pierce - Jazz Me Blues / (I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My) Sister Kate

Blind Lemon Jefferson

Blind Lemon Jefferson (guitar, vocals)
Chicago, IL, circa March, 1928
20401-1Lemon's Cannon Ball BluesParamount 12639
20402Low Down Mojo Bluesunissued
same session
20407-2Long Lastin' Lovin'Paramount 12666; Milestone MLP 2013, M-47022
20408-2Piney Woods Money MamaParamount 12650; Milestone MLP 2004, M-47022
* Milestone MLP 2013   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Black Snake Moan
* Milestone M-47022   Blind Lemon Jefferson
* Milestone MLP 2004   The Immortal Blind Lemon Jefferson
* Paramount 12639   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Change My Luck Blues / Lemon's Cannon Ball Blues
* Paramount 12666   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Blind Lemon's Penitentiary Blues / Long Lastin' Lovin'
* Paramount 12650   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Piney Woods Money Mama / Low Down Mojo Blues

Chicago Rhythm Kings

Marty Marsala (cornet) Frank Teschemacher (clarinet) Mezz Mezzrow (tenor sax) Joe Sullivan (piano) Eddie Condon (banjo, vocals) Jim Lannigan (tuba) Gene Krupa (drums) Red McKenzie (vocals)
Chicago, IL, April 6, 1928
C1885-AThere'll Be Some Changes MadeBrunswick 4001; Riverside RLP 1012
C1886-AI've Found A New Baby-
* Riverside RLP 1012   Art Hodes' Chicago Rhythm Kings
* Brunswick 4001, 80063, 01739, 03413, A-81111, A-500205; United Hot Clubs Of America 7/8; Decca Y-5947; Polydor 580013   Chicago Rhythm Kings - I've Found A New Baby / There'll Be Some Changes Made

State Street Ramblers

Natty Dominique (cornet) unknown (alto sax) Jimmy Blythe (piano) W.E. Burton (washboard)
Richmond, IN, April 23, 1928
13686My BabyGennett 6454; Riverside RLP 1036
13687Oriental ManGennett 6692; Riverside RLP 1036
13688-APleasure MadGennett 6454; Riverside RLP 1036
13690-ASome Do And Some Don'tGennett 6552; Riverside RLP 1036
13691Tack It DownGennett 6485; Riverside RLP 1036
* Riverside RLP 1036   Jimmy Blythe's State Street Ramblers
* Gennett 6454   State Street Ramblers - My Baby / Pleasure Mad
* Gennett 6692   State Street Ramblers - Oriental Man / St. Louis Nightmare
* Gennett 6552   State Street Ramblers - Some Do And Some Don't / Endurance Stomp
* Gennett 6485   State Street Ramblers - Tack It Down / Shanghai Honeymoon

Charles Pierce And His Orchestra

Muggsy Spanier (cornet) Jack Read (trombone) Frank Teschemacher (clarinet, alto sax) Charles Pierce (alto sax) Ralph Rudder (tenor sax) Dan Liscomb (piano) Stuart Branch (guitar) Johnny Mueller (bass) Paul Kettler (drums)
Chicago, IL, April, 1928
20534-2Nobody's SweetheartRiverside RLP 1004, RLP 12-127
* Riverside RLP 12-127   Bix Beiderbecke, Wingy Manone, Muggsy Spanier - On The Road Jazz
* Riverside RLP 1004   Muggsy Spanier, Frank Teschemacher - Muggsy, Tesch And The Chicagoans

Blind Blake

Johnny Dodds (clarinet) Blind Blake (guitar, vocals) Jimmy Bertland (woodblock, slide whistle)
Chicago, IL, circa April, 1928
20520-2C.C. Pill BluesRiverside RLP 1015; Milestone MLP 2002
20521-3Hot PotatoesRiverside RLP 1002, RLP 12-135
20522-2Southbound RagRiverside RLP 12-104
* Milestone MLP 2002   The Immortal Johnny Dodds
* Riverside RLP 12-135   Johnny Dodds, Vol. 2 - In The Alley
* Riverside RLP 12-104   Johnny Dodds - Early Recordings By The Great New Orleans Clarinetist
* Riverside RLP 1015   Johnny Dodds, Vol. 2
* Riverside RLP 1002   Johnny Dodds, Vol. 1 - Dixieland Trumpers

Joe Venuti

Joe Venuti (violin) Frank Signorelli (piano) Eddie Lang (guitar)
NYC, June 21, 1928
45812-1Doin' ThingsRCA "X" LVA 3036
45812-2-Bluebird B-10280
45812-3-Victor 21561
45813-1Wild CatBluebird B-10280
45813-2-RCA "X" LVA 3036
45813-3-Victor 21561
* RCA "X" LVA 3036   Joe Venuti And Eddie Lang
* Bluebird B-10280   Joe Venuti - Doin' Things / Wild Cat
* Victor 21561   Joe Venuti - Doin' Things / Wild Cat

Blind Lemon Jefferson

Blind Lemon Jefferson (guitar, vocals)
Chicago, IL, circa June, 1928
20636-1Low Down Mojo BluesParamount 12650; Milestone MLP 2004, M-47022
* Milestone MLP 2004   The Immortal Blind Lemon Jefferson
* Milestone M-47022   Blind Lemon Jefferson
* Paramount 12650   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Piney Woods Money Mama / Low Down Mojo Blues

Dixie Four

Jimmy Blythe, W.E. Burton (piano) Bill Johnson (bass) Marcus Norman (drums, washboard, effects)
Chicago, IL, circa June, 1928
20657-1Five O'Clock StompParamount 12674; Riverside RLP 1031
20659-2South Side Stomp-
* Riverside RLP 1031   Jimmy Blythe - South Side Piano
* Paramount 12674   Dixie Four - Five O'Clock Stomp / South Side Stomp

Ma Rainey And Her Tub Jug Washboard Band

Georgia Tom Dorsey (piano) Martell Pettiford (banjo) Herman Brown (kazoo, washboard, tub bass) Carl Reid (jug, jazzhorn) Ma Rainey (vocals) band moaning effects
Chicago, IL, circa June, 1928
20661-1Black Cat, Hoot Owl BluesParamount 12687; Riverside RLP 12-134; Milestone MLP 2017, M-47021, MCD-47021-2
20662-3Log Camp BluesParamount 12804
20663-2Hear Me Talking To YouParamount 12668; Riverside RLP 12-108; Milestone MLP 2017, M-47021, MCD-47021-2
20664-2Hustlin' BluesParamount 12804
20665-2Prove It On Me BluesParamount 12668; Riverside RLP 12-108; Milestone MLP 2017, M-47021, MCD-47021-2
20666-1Victim Of The BluesParamount 12687; Riverside RLP 12-108; Milestone MLP 2017, M-47021, MCD-47021-2
20667-1Traveling BluesParamount 12706
20667-2-Paramount 12706; Riverside RLP 1003
20668-1Deep Moanin' BluesParamount 12706
20668-2-Paramount 12706; Riverside RLP 1003; Milestone MLP 2008, M-47021
* Riverside RLP 12-134   Fats Waller, Ma Rainey, and others - Early And Rare "Collectors Items"
* Milestone MLP 2017   Ma Rainey - Down In The Basement
* Milestone M-47021   Ma Rainey
* Riverside RLP 12-108   Ma Rainey - Classic Blues
* Milestone MLP 2008   Ma Rainey - Blame It On The Blues
* Milestone MCD-47021-2   Ma Rainey
* Riverside RLP 1003   Ma Rainey, Vol. 1
* Paramount 12687   Ma Rainey - Black Cat, Hoot Owl Blues / Victim Of The Blues
* Paramount 12804   Ma Rainey - Log Camp Blues / Hustlin' Blues
* Paramount 12668   Ma Rainey - Hear Me Talking To You / Prove It On Me Blues
* Paramount 12706   Ma Rainey - Traveling Blues / Deep Moanin' Blues

Marie Grinter With The State Street Ramblers

Baldy McDonald (clarinet) unknown (alto sax) Jimmy Blythe (piano) Bill Johnson (bass) Marcus H. Norman (drums) Buddy Burton (kazoo, vocal effects) Marie Grinter (vocals)
Richmond, IN, July 18, 1928
14068Road House BluesGennett 6551; Champion 15590
14069St. Louis ManGennett 6738
14070-AWest Virginia Bluesunissued
14071Do Right BluesGennett 6551
* Gennett 6551   Marie Grinter - Road House Blues / Do Right Blues
* Champion 15590   Marie Grinter - Road House Blues / ???
* Gennett 6738   Marie Grinter - St. Louis Man / Charleston Blues

State Street Ramblers

Baldy McDonald (clarinet) unknown (alto sax) Jimmy Blythe (piano) Bill Johnson (bass) Marcus H. Norman (drums) W.E. Burton (washboard)
Richmond, IN, July 18, 1928
14065-BEndurance StompGennett 6552; Riverside RLP 1036
14066Tuxedo StompGennett 6589; Riverside RLP 1036
14067-CBrown-Skin MamaGennett 6569; Riverside RLP 1036
* Riverside RLP 1036   Jimmy Blythe's State Street Ramblers
* Gennett 6552   State Street Ramblers - Some Do And Some Don't / Endurance Stomp
* Gennett 6589   State Street Ramblers - Tuxedo Stomp / Tell Me, Cutie
* Gennett 6569   State Street Ramblers - Brown-Skin Mama / How Would You Like To Be Me

Marie Grinter

Buddy Burton (piano) Marie Grinter (vocals)
Richmond, IN, July 19, 1928
14081-ACharleston BluesGennett 6738
14082Treated Wrong Bluesunissued
* Gennett 6738   Marie Grinter - St. Louis Man / Charleston Blues

Blind Lemon Jefferson

Blind Lemon Jefferson (guitar, vocals)
Chicago, IL, circa July, 1928
20749-2Competition Bed BluesParamount 12728
20750-2Lock Step BluesParamount 12679
20751-1,2Hangman's Blues-
same session
20772-2Sad News BluesParamount 12728
unknown (piano) Blind Lemon Jefferson (guitar, vocals)
20788-1How Long How LongParamount 12685
* Paramount 12728   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Competition Bed Blues / Sad News Blues
* Paramount 12679   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Lockstep Blues / Hangman's Blues
* Paramount 12685   Blind Lemon Jefferson - How Long How Long / Tampa Red - Through Train Blues

Ida Cox

B.T. Wingfield (cornet) Jesse Crump (organ) Ida Cox (vocals)
Chicago, IL, circa July, 1928
20703-2Born Orchard BluesParamount 12664; Riverside RLP 1007
20708-2Western Union BluesParamount 12664; Riverside RLP 1007, RLP 12-147
20712-2FogyismParamount 12690; Riverside RLP 1007, RLP 12-147
20714-1Tree Top Tail PapaParamount 12690; Riverside RLP 1007
* Riverside RLP 12-147   Ida Cox - The Moanin' Groanin' Blues
* Riverside RLP 1007   King Oliver Plays The Blues
* Paramount 12664   Ida Cox - Born Orchard Blues / Western Union Blues
* Paramount 12690   Ida Cox - Fogyism / Tree Top Tail Papa

Clarence Williams - King Oliver - Ed Allen

Ed Allen, King Oliver (cornet) possibly Ed Cuffee (trombone) Arville Harris (clarinet, alto sax) Benny Waters (clarinet, tenor sax) unknown (sax) Clarence Williams (piano) LeRoy Harris (banjo) Cyrus St. Clair (sousaphone)
Long Island City, NY, August, 1928
Speakeasy BluesRiverside RLP 1033
Long Deep And Wide-
* Riverside RLP 1033   Clarence Williams With King Oliver Or Ed Allen

Blind Lemon Jefferson

Blind Lemon Jefferson (guitar, vocals)
Chicago, IL, circa August, 1928
20815-2Lockstep BluesParamount 12679; Milestone MLP 2004, M-47022
20816-2Hangman's Blues-
20817not traced
20818-2Christmas Eve BluesParamount 12692
20819-2Happy New Year Blues-
20820-1Maltese Cat BluesParamount 12712
20821-1D B Blues-
* Milestone MLP 2004   The Immortal Blind Lemon Jefferson
* Milestone M-47022   Blind Lemon Jefferson
* Paramount 12679   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Lockstep Blues / Hangman's Blues
* Paramount 12692   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Christmas Eve Blues / Happy New Year Blues
* Paramount 12712   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Maltese Cat Blues / D B Blues

Ida Cox

possibly B.T. Wingfield (cornet) unknown (clarinet, soprano sax) possibly Tiny Parham (piano) Ida Cox (vocals)
Chicago, IL, circa August, 1928
20766-1Worn Down Daddy BluesParamount 12704; Riverside RLP 1019
20768-1You Stole My Man-
* Riverside RLP 1019   Ida Cox With Tommy Ladnier And Joe Smith
* Paramount 12704   Ida Cox - Worn Down Daddy Blues / You Stole My Man

Will Ezell Solo

Will Ezell (piano)
Chicago, IL, circa August, 1928
20824-2Mixed Up RagParamount 12688; Riverside RLP 1043
* Riverside RLP 1043   Will Ezell
* Paramount 12688   Will Ezell - Mixed Up Rag / Old Mill Blues

Clarence Williams Orchestra

Ed Allen, King Oliver (cornet) Ed Cuffee or Charlie Irvis (trombone) Arville Harris (clarinet, alto sax) Benny Waters (clarinet, tenor sax) Benny Moten (sax, clarinet) Clarence Williams (piano) LeRoy Harris (banjo) Cyrus St. Clair (sousaphone)
Long Island, NY, circa August, 1928
151Long, Deep And WideQRS R 7004; Riverside RLP 12-130
152-ASpeak Easy Blues-
153Squeeze MeQRS R 7005; Riverside RLP 12-130
154-ANew Down Home Rag-
* Riverside RLP 12-130   King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, Clarence Williams - Back O' Town
* QRS R 7004   Clarence Williams - Long Deep And Wide / Speak Easy Blues
* QRS R 7005   Clarence Williams - Squeeze Me / New Down Home Rag

Ma Rainey

Georgia Tom Dorsey (piano) Tampa Red (drums) Ma Rainey (vocals)
Chicago, IL, circa September, 1928
20878-1Daddy, Goodbye BluesParamount 12963; Riverside RLP 1003; Milestone MLP 2008, M-47021, MCD-47021-2
20879-1Sleep Talking BluesParamount 12760
20879-2-Paramount 12760; Riverside RLP 1003; Milestone MLP 2017, M-47021, MCD-47021-2
20880-2Tough Luck BluesParamount 12735; Milestone MLP 2008, M-47021
20881-1Blame It On The BluesParamount 12760; Riverside RLP 1003; Milestone MLP 2008, M-47021, MCD-47021-2
20882-2Sweet Rough ManParamount 12926; Milestone MLP 2008, M-47021, MCD-47021-2
20883-3Runaway BluesParamount 12902; Riverside RLP 1003; Milestone MLP 2017, M-47021, MCD-47021-2
Georgia Tom Dorsey or Eddie Miller (piano) Ma Rainey (vocals)
20885-2Screech Owl BluesParamount 12735
20886-1Black Dust BluesParamount 12926
Georgia Tom Dorsey (piano) Tampa Red (guitar) Ma Rainey (vocals)
20897-1Leaving This MorningParamount 12902; Riverside RLP 1003; Milestone MLP 2017, M-47021, MCD-47021-2
20898-1Black Eye Blues
20898-2-Paramount 12963; Riverside RLP 1003; Milestone MLP 2008, M-47021, MCD-47021-2
* Milestone MLP 2008   Ma Rainey - Blame It On The Blues
* Milestone M-47021   Ma Rainey
* Milestone MLP 2017   Ma Rainey - Down In The Basement
* Milestone MCD-47021-2   Ma Rainey
* Riverside RLP 1003   Ma Rainey, Vol. 1
* Paramount 12963   Ma Rainey - Daddy, Goodbye Blues / Black Eye Blues
* Paramount 12760   Ma Rainey - Sleep Talking Blues / Blame It On The Blues
* Paramount 12735   Ma Rainey - Tough Luck Blues / Screech Owl Blues
* Paramount 12926   Ma Rainey - Sweet Rough Man / Black Dust Blues
* Paramount 12902   Ma Rainey - Runaway Blues / Leaving This Morning

Anna Bell

Ed Allen (cornet) Arville Harris (clarinet) Clarence Williams (piano) Cyrus St. Clair (sousaphone) Anna Bell (vocals)
Long Island City, NY, circa September, 1928
173-A,BKitchen Woman BluesQRS R 7008; Riverside RLP 1033
174-BLock Step Blues-
* Riverside RLP 1033   Clarence Williams With King Oliver Or Ed Allen
* QRS R 7008   Anna Bell - Kitchen Woman Blues / Lock Step Blues

Richard M. Jones And His Jazz Wizards

Elisha Herbert (cornet) Honore Dutrey (trombone) Artie Starks (clarinet) unknown (alto sax) Richard M. Jones (piano)
Chicago, IL, October, 1928
Hot And ReadyRiverside RLP 1017
It's A Low-Down Thing-
* Riverside RLP 1017   Apollo Syncopators And Jazz Wizards - Jazz Collectors Item, Vol. 1

Ma Rainey And Papa Charlie Jackson

Papa Charlie Jackson (banjo, vocals) Ma Rainey (vocals)
Chicago, IL, circa October, 1928
20921-AMa And Pa Poorhouse BluesParamount 12718
* Paramount 12718   Ma Rainey - Ma And Pa Poorhouse Blues / Big Feeling Blues

Clarence Williams - King Oliver - Ed Allen

Ed Allen, King Oliver (cornet) Ed Cuffee (trombone) Buster Bailey (clarinet) Arville Harris (clarinet, alto sax) Benny Waters (clarinet, tenor sax) Clarence Williams (piano, vocals)
Long Island City, NY, November, 1928
270BozoQRS R 7034; Riverside RLP 1033
271Bimbo-
272-ALongshoreman's BluesQRS R 7040; Riverside RLP 1033
* Riverside RLP 1033   Clarence Williams With King Oliver Or Ed Allen
* QRS R 7034   Clarence Williams - Bozo / Bimbo
* QRS R 7040   Clarence Williams - Longshoreman's Blues / I'm Through

Sara Martin With Clarence Williams Orchestra

King Oliver (cornet) Ed Allen (cornet -1/3) Charlie Irvis (trombone -1) Charlie Green (trombone -2/4) Arville Harris (clarinet -2/4) Benny Waters (clarinet, tenor sax -1) Ed Whittet (alto sax -1) Clarence Williams (piano) Buddy Christian (banjo -1) Cyrus St. Clair (sousaphone) Sara Martin (vocals -2/4)
Long Island, NY, November, 1928
1. 271BimboQRS R 7034; Riverside RLP 12-131
2. 276-AHole In The WallQRS R 7035; Riverside RLP 12-130
3. 277-ADon't Turn Your Back To Me-
4. 278Death String Me BluesParamount 12841; Riverside RLP 1007, RLP 12-130
* Riverside RLP 12-131   Various Artists - Kings Of Classic Jazz
* Riverside RLP 12-130   King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, Clarence Williams - Back O' Town
* Riverside RLP 1007   King Oliver Plays The Blues
* QRS R 7034   Clarence Williams - Bozo / Bimbo
* QRS R 7035   Sara Martin - Hole In The Wall / Don't Turn Your Back To Me
* Paramount 12841   Sara Martin - Death String Me Blues / Mistreating Man Blues

Clarence Williams - King Oliver - Ed Allen

Ed Allen, King Oliver (cornet) Ed Cuffee (trombone) Arville Harris (clarinet, alto sax) Benny Waters (clarinet, tenor sax) Clarence Williams (piano, vocals) LeRoy Harris (banjo)
Long Island City, NY, December, 1928
308Beau-Koo-JackQRS R 7044; Riverside RLP 1033
309-ASister Kate-
* Riverside RLP 1033   Clarence Williams With King Oliver Or Ed Allen
* QRS R 7044   Clarence Williams - Beau-Koo-Jack / Sister Kate

Sara Martin With Clarence Williams Orchestra

King Oliver (cornet) Charlie Green (trombone) Clarence Williams (piano) Cyrus St. Clair (sousaphone) Sara Martin (vocals)
Long Island, NY, December, 1928
305-AMean Tight MamaQRS R 7043; Riverside RLP 1007, RLP 12-130
306Mistreatin' Man BluesQRS R 7042; Riverside RLP 1007, RLP 12-130
307-AKitchen Man BluesQRS R 7043; Riverside RLP 1007, RLP 12-130
* Riverside RLP 12-130   King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, Clarence Williams - Back O' Town
* Riverside RLP 1007   King Oliver Plays The Blues
* QRS R 7043   Sara Martin - Mean Tight Mama / Kitchen Man Blues
* QRS R 7042   Sara Martin - Death Sting Me Blues / Mistreatin' Man Blues

Ma Rainey And Papa Charlie Jackson

Papa Charlie Jackson (banjo, vocals) Ma Rainey (vocals)
Chicago, IL, circa December, 1928
21044-1Big Feeling BluesParamount 12718; Riverside REP 107, RLP 12-108
* Riverside RLP 12-108   Ma Rainey - Classic Blues
* Riverside REP 107   Ma Rainey
* Paramount 12718   Ma Rainey - Ma And Pa Poorhouse Blues / Big Feeling Blues

Barrelhouse Five

Natty Dominique (trumpet) Jimmy O'Bryant (clarinet) Jimmy Blythe (piano) Jasper Taylor (drums)
Chicago, IL, 1928
1515Mama Stayed OutParamount 12851; Riverside RLP 12-114
* Riverside RLP 12-114   Various Artists - The Riverside History Of Classic Jazz, Vol. 5 & 6 - South Side Chicago / Boogie Woogie
= Riverside SDP 11, RB 005, 3RBCD 005-2   Various Artists - Riverside History Of Classic Jazz
* Paramount 12851   Barrelhouse Five - Hot Lovin' / Mama Stayed Out

Clarence Williams

Ed Allen, King Oliver (cornet) Ed Cuffee (trombone) Arville Harris, Benny Waters (clarinet, sax) Clarence Williams (piano) LeRoy Harris (banjo) Cyrus St. Clair (sousaphone)
NYC, 1928
268Midnight StompQRS R 7033; Riverside RLP 12-115
* Riverside RLP 12-115   Various Artists - The Riverside History Of Classic Jazz, Vol. 7 & 8 - Chicago Style / Harlem
= Riverside SDP 11, RB 005, 3RBCD 005-2   Various Artists - Riverside History Of Classic Jazz
* QRS R 7033   Clarence Williams - Wildflower Rag / Midnight Stomp

1929

Blind Lemon Jefferson

Blind Lemon Jefferson (guitar, vocals)
Chicago, IL, circa January, 1929
21095-3Eagle Eyed MamaParamount 12739
21096-1Dynamite Blues-
same session
21110-2Disgusted BluesParamount 12933
same session
21132-1Competition Bed BluesParamount 12728
21133-1Sad News Blues-
* Paramount 12739   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Eagle Eyed Mama / Dynamite Blues
* Paramount 12933   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Disgusted Blues / The Cheaters Spell
* Paramount 12728   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Competition Bed Blues / Sad News Blues

Eddie's Hot Shots

Leonard Davis (trumpet) Jack Teagarden (trombone, vocals) Happy Caldwell (tenor sax) Mezz Mezzrow (C melody sax) Joe Sullivan (piano) Eddie Condon (banjo) George Stafford (drums)
NYC, February 8, 1929
48345-1I'm Gonna Stomp, Mr. Henry LeeVictor V 38046; RCA "X" LX 3005
48345-2-Bluebird B-10168; RCA "X" LX 3005; RCA Victor LPV-528
48346-1That's A Serious ThingBluebird B-10168; RCA Victor LPV-528
48346-2-Victor V 38046; RCA "X" LX 3005
* RCA Victor LPV-528   Jack Teagarden
* RCA "X" LX 3005   Eddie Condon's Hot Shots
* Victor V 38046   Eddie's Hot Shots - I'm Gonna Stomp, Mr. Henry Lee / That's A Serious Thing
* Bluebird B-10168   Eddie's Hot Shots - I'm Gonna Stomp, Mr. Henry Lee / That's A Serious Thing

Paramount Pickers

Johnny Dodds (clarinet) possibly Jimmy Blythe or Tiny Parham (piano) Bob Robinson (guitar, vocals)
Chicago, IL, circa February, 1929
21184-1Steal AwayParamount 12779; Riverside RLP 1015; Milestone MLP 2002
21185-1Salty DogParamount 12779
21185-2-Paramount 12779; Riverside RLP 1015, RLP 12-135
* Milestone MLP 2002   The Immortal Johnny Dodds
* Riverside RLP 12-135   Johnny Dodds, Vol. 2 - In The Alley
* Riverside RLP 1015   Johnny Dodds, Vol. 2
* Paramount 12779   Paramount Pickers - Steal Away / Salty Dog

Will Ezell Solo

Will Ezell (piano)
Chicago, IL, circa February, 1929
21144-2Bucket Of BloodParamount 12773; Riverside RLP 1043
21145-2Heifer DustParamount 12753; Riverside RLP 1043
21146-1Playing The DozenParamount 12773; Riverside RLP 1043
* Riverside RLP 1043   Will Ezell
* Paramount 12773   Will Ezell - Bucket Of Blood / Playing The Dozen
* Paramount 12753   Will Ezell - Barrel House Woman / Heifer Dust

Blind Lemon Jefferson

Blind Lemon Jefferson (guitar, vocals)
Chicago, IL, circa March, 1929
21196-1Peach Orchard MamaParamount 12801; Riverside RLP 1053; Milestone MLP 2016, M-47022
21197-1Oil Well BluesParamount 12771; Milestone MLP 2016, M-47022
21198-1Tin Cup BluesParamount 12756; Milestone MLP 2013
21199-1Big Night BluesParamount 12801; Riverside RLP 1053
21200-1Empty House BluesParamount 12946
21201-2Saturday Night Spender BluesParamount 12771
21202-1That Black Snake Moan No. 2Paramount 12756; Riverside RLP 1014; Milestone MLP 2013
* Milestone MLP 2016   Various Artists - The Blues Tradition - Notable Performances By Early Bluesmen (1927-1932)
* Milestone M-47022   Blind Lemon Jefferson
* Milestone MLP 2013   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Black Snake Moan
* Riverside RLP 1053   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Blind Lemon's Penitentiary Blues
* Riverside RLP 1014   The Folk Blues Of Blind Lemon Jefferson
* Paramount 12801   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Peach Orchard Mama / Big Night Blues
* Paramount 12771   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Oil Well Blues / Saturday Night Spender Blues
* Paramount 12756   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Tin Cup Blues / That Black Snake Moan No. 2
* Paramount 12946   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Empty House Blues / Bootin' Me 'Bout

Charlie Davenport

Cow Cow Davenport (piano)
Richmond, IN, April 1, 1929
14985Solw DragParamount 12800; Riverside RLP 1009
14986-AAtlanta RagGennett 6869; Riverside RLP 12-112
* Riverside RLP 12-112   Various Artists - The Riverside History Of Classic Jazz, Vol. 1 & 2 - Backgrounds / Ragtime
= Riverside SDP 11, RB 005, 3RBCD 005-2   Various Artists - Riverside History Of Classic Jazz
* Riverside RLP 1009   Various Artists - Pioneers Of Boogie Woogie, Vol. 1
* Paramount 12800   Charlie Davenport - Chimes Blues / Solw Drag
* Gennett 6869   Charlie Davenport - Slow Drag / Atlanta Rag

Frank Melrose Solo

Frank Melrose (piano)
Chicago, IL, April, 1929
21228-2Whoopee StompParamount 12764; Riverside RLP 1004
* Riverside RLP 1004   Muggsy Spanier, Frank Teschemacher - Muggsy, Tesch And The Chicagoans
* Paramount 12764   Broadway Rastus - Rock My Soul / Whoopee Stomp

Napoleon's Emperors

Phil Napoleon (trumpet) Tommy Dorsey (trombone) Jimmy Dorsey (clarinet, alto sax) Joe Venuti (violin) Frank Signorelli (piano) Eddie Lang (guitar) Joe Tarto (bass) Stan King (drums)
NYC, May 14, 1929
53615-3Mean To MeVictor V 38057; RCA "X" LVA 3036
53616-2My Kinda Love-
* RCA "X" LVA 3036   Joe Venuti And Eddie Lang
* Victor V 38057   Napoleon's Emperors - Mean To Me / My Kinda Love

Napoleon's Emperors

Phil Napoleon (trumpet) Tommy Dorsey (trombone) Jimmy Dorsey (clarinet, alto sax) Joe Venuti (violin) Frank Signorelli (piano) Eddie Lang (guitar) Joe Tarto (tuba) Ted Napoleon (drums)
NYC, May 23, 1929
53506-2Gettin' Hot (Waterloo)RCA "X" LVA 3036
53507-2Anything (as Thunder In My Dreams)Victor V 38069; Bluebird B-7093
53508-1You Can't Cheat A CheaterVictor V 38069
53508-2-RCA "X" LVA 3036
* RCA "X" LVA 3036   Joe Venuti And Eddie Lang
* Victor V 38069   Napoleon's Emperors - Anything (as Thunder In My Dreams) / You Can't Cheat A Cheater
* Bluebird B-7093   Napoleon's Emperors - Anything (as Thunder In My Dreams) / ???

Alice Moore

Ike Rodgers (trombone) Henry Brown (piano) Alice Moore (vocals)
Richmond, IN, August 16, 1929
15448Prison Blues (Country Farm Blues)Paramount 12868; Riverside RLP 1013
15449-AMy Man Blues-
* Riverside RLP 1013   The Fabulous Trombones Of Ike Rodgers
* Paramount 12868   Alice Moore - Prison Blues (Country Farm Blues) / My Man Blues

Henry Brown

Ike Rodgers (trombone) Henry Brown (piano)
Richmond, IN, August 16, 1929
15455Henry Brown BluesParamount 12825; Riverside RLP 1009
* Riverside RLP 1009   Various Artists - Pioneers Of Boogie Woogie, Vol. 1
* Paramount 12825   Henry Brown - Twenty First Street Stomp / Henry Brown Blues

Ike Rodgers

Ike Rodgers (trombone) Henry Brown (piano) Alice Moore (comments)
Richmond, IN, August 16, 1929
15446It Hurts So GoodParamount 12816; Riverside RLP 1013
15451Screamin' The Blues-
21st Street StompRiverside RLP 1013
* Riverside RLP 1013   The Fabulous Trombones Of Ike Rodgers
* Paramount 12816   Ike Rodgers - It Hurts So Good / Screamin' The Blues

Charles Spand

Charles Spand (piano, vocals) Blind Blake (guitar)
Richmond, IN, August 17, 1929
15455Moanin' The BluesParamount 12856; Riverside RLP 1009
* Riverside RLP 1009   Various Artists - Pioneers Of Boogie Woogie, Vol. 1
* Paramount 12856   Charles Spand - Ain't Gonna Stand For That / Moanin' The Blues

Blind Lemon Jefferson

Blind Lemon Jefferson (guitar, vocals)
Chicago, IL, circa August, 1929
21400-2Peach Orchard MamaParamount 12801
21402-2Big Night Blues-
* Paramount 12801   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Peach Orchard Mama / Big Night Blues

Bessie Smith

Joe Smith (cornet) Russell Smith (trumpet) Charlie Green (trombone) Buster Bailey (clarinet) Happy Caldwell (tenor sax) James P. Johnson (piano) Charlie Dixon (banjo) Harry Hull (bass) Kaiser Marshall (drums) Bessie Smith (vocals) The T. Rosamund Johnson And The Hall Johnson Choir (mixed vocal chorus)
film soundtrack, NYC, circa August, 1929
NY39St. Louis Blues, Part 1Circle J 1016; Riverside RLP 1032, RLP 12-113, RLP 12-121
NY40St. Louis Blues, Part 2-
NY41St. Louis Blues, Part 3Circle J 1017; Riverside RLP 1032, RLP 12-113, RLP 12-121
NY42St. Louis Blues, Part 4-
* Riverside RLP 12-113   Various Artists - The Riverside History Of Classic Jazz, Vol. 3 & 4 - The Blues / New Orleans Style
= Riverside SDP 11, RB 005, 3RBCD 005-2   Various Artists - Riverside History Of Classic Jazz
* Riverside RLP 12-121   Various Artists - Great Blues Singers
* Riverside RLP 1032   Various Artists - The Great Blues Singers
* Circle J 1016   Bessie Smith - St. Louis Blues, Part 1 & 2
= Circle S 6   Bessie Smith
* Circle J 1017   Bessie Smith - St. Louis Blues, Part 3 & 4
= Circle S 6   Bessie Smith

Will Ezell

Baby James (cornet) Will Ezell (piano, vocals) Blind Roosevelt Graves (guitar) Uaroy Graves (tambourine)
Richmond, IN, September 20, 1929
15649-AJust Can't Stay HereParamount 12855; Riverside RLP 1043
15650Pitchin' Boogie-
* Riverside RLP 1043   Will Ezell
* Paramount 12855   Will Ezell - Pitchin' Boogie / Just Can't Stay Here

Blind Lemon Jefferson

Blind Lemon Jefferson (guitar, vocals)
Gennett Studios, Richmond, IN, September 24, 1929
15664Bed Springs BluesParamount 12872
15665-AYo Yo Blues-
15666Mosquito MoanParamount 12899; Riverside RLP 1014; Milestone MLP 2013, M-47022
15667Southern Woman Blues-
15668Bakershop BluesParamount 12852; Riverside RLP 1053; Milestone MLP 2013, M-47022
15669Pneumonia BluesParamount 12880; Milestone MLP 2013, M-47022
15670-ALong Distance MoanParamount 12852; Riverside RLP 1053; Milestone MLP 2013, M-47022
15671That Crawlin' Baby BluesParamount 12880; Milestone MLP 2013, M-47022
15672Fence Breakin' Yellin' BluesParamount 12921
15673Cat Man Blues-
15674The Cheaters SpellParamount 12933
15675Bootin' Me 'BoutParamount 12946; Milestone MLP 2004
* Milestone MLP 2013   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Black Snake Moan
* Milestone M-47022   Blind Lemon Jefferson
* Milestone MLP 2004   The Immortal Blind Lemon Jefferson
* Riverside RLP 1014   The Folk Blues Of Blind Lemon Jefferson
* Riverside RLP 1053   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Blind Lemon's Penitentiary Blues
* Paramount 12872   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Bed Springs Blues / Yo Yo Blues
* Paramount 12899   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Mosquito Moan / Southern Woman Blues
* Paramount 12852   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Bakershop Blues / Long Distance Moan
* Paramount 12880   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Pneumonia Blues / That Crawlin' Baby Blues
* Paramount 12921   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Fence Breakin' Yellin' Blues / Cat Man Blues
* Paramount 12933   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Disgusted Blues / The Cheaters Spell
* Paramount 12946   Blind Lemon Jefferson - Empty House Blues / Bootin' Me 'Bout

Blind Leroy Garnett

Blind Leroy Garnett (piano) James Wiggins (speech -1)
Richmond, IN, October 12, 1929
1. 15766Count 'Em DownParamount 12879; Riverside RLP 1009
2. 15767Louisiana Glide-
* Riverside RLP 1009   Various Artists - Pioneers Of Boogie Woogie, Vol. 1
* Paramount 12879   Blind Leroy Garnett - Count 'Em Down / Louisiana Glide

James Wiggins

James Wiggins (harmonica, vocals) Blind Leroy (piano)
Richmond, IN, October 12, 1929
15764-AMy Lovin' BluesParamount 12878; Riverside RLP 1052
15765-AWeary Heart Blues-
(rest unknown titles)Riverside RLP 1052
* Riverside RLP 1052   Various Artists - Classic Blues
* Paramount 12878   James Wiggins - My Lovin' Blues / Weary Heart Blues

Boyd Senter

Mickey Bloom, James Migliore (trumpet) Herb Winfield (trombone) Jimmy Dorsey, Boyd Senter (clarinet, alto sax) Fud Livingston (clarinet, tenor sax) Jack Russell (piano) Carl Kress (guitar) unknown (bass) Stan King (drums, kazoo) Dan Calker (vocals)
NYC, October 29, 1929
57031-3Sweetheart BluesVictor 22464
57032-1,2,3Copenhagen
57033-2No-OneVictor 22464
57034-3Basin Street BluesVictor 22303
* Victor 22464   Boyd Senter - Sweetheart Blues / No-One
* Victor 22303   Boyd Senter - Basin Street Blues / Copenhagen

Charles Avery Solo

Charles Avery (piano)
Chicago, IL, circa October, 1929
21438-2Dearborn Street BreakdownParamount 12896; Riverside RLP 1034, (Du) RM 8806; Milestone MLP 2009
* Riverside (Du) RM 8806   Various Artists - Honky Tonk Train
* Milestone MLP 2009   Various Artists - Boogie Woogie Rarities 1927-1932
* Riverside RLP 1034   Various Artists - Pioneers Of Boogie Woogie, Vol. 2
* Paramount 12896   Mead Lux Lewis - Honky Tonk Train Blues / Charles Avery - Dearborn Street Breakdown
= Broadway 5063   Hatch Seward - Honky Tonk Train Blues / Billie Barnes - Dearborn Street Breakdown

Ida Cox

Roy Palmer (trombone) unknown (clarinet) possibly Tiny Parham (piano) Ida Cox (vocals)
Chicago, IL, circa October, 1929
21416-2I'm So GladParamount 12965; Riverside RLP 1032
21418-1Jail House Blues-
* Riverside RLP 1032   Various Artists - The Great Blues Singers
* Paramount 12965   Ida Cox - I'm So Glad / Jail House Blues

The Mound City Blue Blowers

Glenn Miller (trombone) Pee Wee Russell (clarinet) Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax) Eddie Condon (banjo) Jack Bland (guitar) Al Morgan or Pops Foster (bass) Gene Krupa (drums) Red McKenzie (comb, vocals)
NYC, November 14, 1929
57145-3Hello LolaVictor V 38100; RCA "X" LX 3005
57146-3One Hour (If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight)Victor V 38100; RCA "X" LX 3005; RCA Victor LPV-501
* RCA Victor LPV-501   Coleman Hawkins - Body And Soul
* RCA "X" LX 3005   Eddie Condon's Hot Shots
* Victor V 38100   The Mound City Blue Blowers - Hello Lola / One Hour (If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight)

Wesley Wallace Solo

Wesley Wallace (piano)
Grafton, WI, November 15, 1929
L-184-2No. 29Paramount 12958; Riverside RLP 1009, RLP 12-114, (Du) RM 8806; Milestone MLP 2009
L-185-1Fanny Lee BluesParamount 12958; Riverside RLP 1009, (Du) RM 8806
* Riverside RLP 12-114   Various Artists - The Riverside History Of Classic Jazz, Vol. 5 & 6 - South Side Chicago / Boogie Woogie
= Riverside SDP 11, RB 005, 3RBCD 005-2   Various Artists - Riverside History Of Classic Jazz
* Riverside (Du) RM 8806   Various Artists - Honky Tonk Train
* Milestone MLP 2009   Various Artists - Boogie Woogie Rarities 1927-1932
* Riverside RLP 1009   Various Artists - Pioneers Of Boogie Woogie, Vol. 1
* Paramount 12958   Wesley Wallace - No. 29 / Fanny Lee Blues

The Mound City Blue Blowers

Jack Teagarden (trombone, vocals) Eddie Condon (banjo, vocals) Jack Bland (guitar, vocals) Pops Foster (bass) Josh Billings (drums) Red McKenzie (comb, vocals)
NYC, November 25, 1929
56151-1Tailspin BluesVictor V 38087; RCA "X" LX 3005; RCA Victor LPV-528
56152-3Never Had A Reason To Believe In You-
* RCA Victor LPV-528   Jack Teagarden
* RCA "X" LX 3005   Eddie Condon's Hot Shots
* Victor V 38087   The Mound City Blue Blowers - Tailspin Blues / Never Had A Reason To Believe In You

Boyd Senter

Mickey Bloom, James Migliore (trumpet) Herb Winfield (trombone) Jimmy Dorsey, Boyd Senter (clarinet, alto sax) Fud Livingston (clarinet, tenor sax) Jack Russell (piano) Carl Kress (guitar) unknown (bass) Stan King (drums, kazoo) Dan Calker (vocals)
NYC, November 25, 1929
57032-5CopenhagenVictor 22303; RCA "X" LX 3005
57033-4No-OneVictor 22464
57033-5-
* RCA "X" LX 3005   Eddie Condon's Hot Shots
* Victor 22303   Boyd Senter - Basin Street Blues / Copenhagen
* Victor 22464   Boyd Senter - Sweetheart Blues / No-One

Ike Rodgers

Ike Rodgers (trombone) and others
Richmond, IN, circa 1929
Nickel's Worth Of LiverRiverside RLP 1013
Good Chib Blues-
Barrel House Flat-
* Riverside RLP 1013   The Fabulous Trombones Of Ike Rodgers

1930

Barbecue Joe And His Hot Dogs

Wingy Manone (trumpet, vocals) George Walters (clarinet) Joe Dunn (tenor sax) Maynard Spencer (piano) Dash Burkis (drums)
Richmond, IN, August 28, 1930
16950-CSnake That ThingChampion 16192; Riverside RLP 1030
16951Tar Raper StompChampion 16153; Riverside RLP 1030, RLP 12-127
* Riverside RLP 12-127   Bix Beiderbecke, Wingy Manone, Muggsy Spanier - On The Road Jazz
* Riverside RLP 1030   Wingy Manone's Dixieland Jazz
* Champion 16192   Barbecue Joe And His Hot Dogs - Snake That Thing / Big Butter And Egg Man
* Champion 16153   Barbecue Joe And His Hot Dogs - Tar Raper Stomp / Tin Roof Blues

Barbecue Joe And His Hot Dogs

Eddie Camden, Bob Pierce (trumpet -4) Wingy Manone (trumpet, vocals) Miff Frink (trombone) George Walters (clarinet) Joe Dunn (tenor sax) Maynard Spencer (piano) unknown (banjo) Orville Haynes (tuba) Dash Burkis (drums)
Richmond, IN, September 19, 1930
1. 17058Up The CountryGennett 7320; Riverside RLP 1030, RLP 12-115, RLP 12-127
2. 17059-ETin Roof BluesChampion 16153; Riverside RLP 1030, RLP 12-127
3. 17060Weary BluesGennett 7320; Riverside RLP 1030, RLP 12-127
4. 17061Big Butter And Egg ManChampion 16192; Riverside RLP 1030, RLP 12-127
* Riverside RLP 12-115   Various Artists - The Riverside History Of Classic Jazz, Vol. 7 & 8 - Chicago Style / Harlem
= Riverside SDP 11, RB 005, 3RBCD 005-2   Various Artists - Riverside History Of Classic Jazz
* Riverside RLP 12-127   Bix Beiderbecke, Wingy Manone, Muggsy Spanier - On The Road Jazz
* Riverside RLP 1030   Wingy Manone's Dixieland Jazz
* Gennett 7320; Champion 16127; Savoy 500   Barbecue Joe And His Hot Dogs - Up The Country / Weary Blues
* Champion 16153   Barbecue Joe And His Hot Dogs - Tar Raper Stomp / Tin Roof Blues
* Champion 16192   Barbecue Joe And His Hot Dogs - Snake That Thing / Big Butter And Egg Man

Joe Venuti's Blue Four

Pete Pumiglio (clarinet, baritone sax) Joe Venuti (violin) Frank Signorelli (piano) Eddie Lang (guitar) Henry Burbig (speech)
NYC, October 7, 1930
63700-1The Wild DogVictor 23021; RCA "X" LVA 3036
64301-1Really BlueVictor 23021
1022-1Dialogue On Willam Tell (Henry Burbig Speech) (trial)
* RCA "X" LVA 3036   Joe Venuti And Eddie Lang
* Victor 23021   Joe Venuti - The Wild Dog / Really Blue

George Hannah

Meade "Lux" Lewis (piano) George Hannah (vocals)
Chicago, IL, October, 1930
L-560-1Molasses Sopper BluesParamount 13048; Riverside RLP 12-153
L-562-1Freakish Man BluesParamount 13024; Riverside RLP 12-153
* Riverside RLP 12-153   Various Artists - Piano, Brass And Blues
* Paramount 13048   George Hannah - Molasses Sopper Blues / Alley Rat Blues
* Paramount 13024   George Hannah - Boy In The Boat / Freakish Man Blues