Red Hot Jazz Archive

Redhotjazz.com was a pioneering website during the “Information wants to be Free” era of the late 1990s. In that spirit we are recovering the lost data from the now defunct site and sharing it with you here for free, outside of our paywall. Red Hot Jazz was a resource and an inspiration and it shouldn’t be lost. Like the original Redhotjazz.com this is a labor of love done in our free time. New entries are added daily. “Completion” is estimated by March 2021 but it will always be a work in progress. Most title links are to downloadable Real Audio files except where an MP3 file was available from Jazz-On-Line.com
Fate Marable's Orchestra Streckfus Steamer SS Capital

Fate Marable’s Society Syncopators

Unfortunately, this was the only record that Fate Marable made, and our only opportunity to hear what this important band really sounded like. Fate Marable conducted bands on the Strekfus

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Fate Marable

Fate Marable (1890-1947)

Fate Marable (December 2, 1890 – January 16, 1947) is a very important figure in the early history of Jazz. The bands he led on

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Seven Gallon Jug Band

The Seven Gallon Jug Band

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company What If I Do ? (Clarence Williams / Johnson) 12-6-1929 New York, New York Columbia 2087-D Wipe ‘Em Off (Clarence

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Original Memphis Five

Original Memphis Five

The Original Memphis Five was founded in 1917 by Phil Napoleon and Frank Signorelli after playing in dance bands together at Coney Island in New York. They were one

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Original Indiana Five

John Sylvester and his Orchestra

John Sylvester and his Orchestra was another name for the Original Indiana Five. Some of the Gennett recordings were released under the name of John Sylvester

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Bucktown Five

Bucktown Five

These titles are some of the most authentic White Jazz of the early twenties to be heard, and may be regarded as the avante garde

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Jelly Roll Morton's Jazz Trio

Jelly Roll Morton’s Jazz Trio

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company My Gal (Walter Melrose) 5-1925 Chicago, Illinois Autograph 623 Wolverine Blues (Jelly Roll Morton) 5-1925 Chicago, Illinois Autograph 623

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Isham Jones and His Orchestra (1922)

Isham Jones and his Rainbo Orchestra

Isham Jones Rainbo Orchestra, reflected the band’s engagement at Chicago’s famous dance palace, Fred Mann’s Rainbo Gardens which was located at the intersection of North

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Ford Dabney's Band

Ford Dabney’s Band

Ford Dabney (15 March 1883 – 21 June 1958), best-known as the composer of the evergreen ‘Shine’, led an interesting career. He owned a theatre

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Billy Murray Emerson 1919

Billy Murray (1877-1954)

Billy Murray (May 25, 1877 – August 17, 1954) , known in his heyday as “The Denver Nightingale,” was one of America’s best-selling recording artists

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Bix-Beiderbecke

Bix Beiderbecke and his Gang

Some of these recordings appeared under the names The New Orleans Lucky Seven, or Bix Beiderbecke‘s Lucky Seven. Title Recording Date Recording Location Company At

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Sioux City Six

Sioux City Six

Right after quitting the Wolverines to join Jean Goldkette, Bix and three other members of the Wolverines teamed up with Frankie Trumbauer and Miff Mole of the Jean Goldkette Orchestra to record this session. This was the first

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Tram Bix Lang

Tram, Bix, and Lang

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company For No Reason at All in C (Frankie Trumbauer / Bix Beiderbecke) 5-13-1927 New York, New York Okeh 40871 Columbia 35667

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Bix Beiderbecke and his Rhythm Jugglers

Bix Beiderbecke and his Rhythm Jugglers

While Bix was working for the Charley Straight Orchestra in 1925, he recorded this session with friends from the Jean Goldkette Orchestra at Gennett Studio, in Richmond Indiana. This was the

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Muggsy Spanier and his Ragtimers

Muggsy Spanier and his Ragtimers

Also See: Muggsy Spanier and his Ragtime Band, and Joseph “Muggsy” Spanier (1906-1967) Title Recording Date Recording Location Company Alice Blue Gown (Tierney / McCarthy) 4-1944

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Rosa Henderson

Rosa Henderson (1896-1968)

Rosa Henderson (November 24, 1896 – April 6, 1968) got her start in show business working in carnivals. In 1918 she married Douglas “Slim” Henderson

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Rosa Henderson Kansas City Five

Rosa Henderson Kansas City Five

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company Don’t Advertise Your Man (Jimmy Foster) 3-1924 New York, New York Edison 51476-R Undertaker’s Blues (“Duke” Jordan) 11-21-1924 New

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Bob Fuller Clarinet

Bob Fuller (1898-?)

Little is known about the biographical details of Bob Fuller’s life, but he was a very prolific sideman throughout the early and mid-1920s in the

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Harmony 23 H Three Monkey Chasers Cocoanut Strut

Three Monkey Chasers

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company Cocoanut Strut (Bob Fuller / Myers) 8-20-1925 New York, New York Harmony 23-H Corn Bread Wiggle (Bob Fuller / Myers) 8-20-1925

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Three Blues Chasers

Three Blues Chasers

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company Lame Duck Blues (Clarence Williams) 6-11-1928 New York, New York Okeh 8595 Nothing But Blues (Roberts) 6-11-1928 New York,

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Three Jolly Miners

Three Jolly Miners

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company Black Cat Blues (Bob Fuller / Louis Hooper) 6-22-1925 New York, New York Vocalion 15051 Charleston Clarinet Blues (Bob Fuller /

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Lucille Hegamin (1894-1970)

Lucille Hegamin (1894-1970)

Lucille Hegamin (November 29, 1894 – March 1, 1970) was the second African-American Blues singer to release a record in 1920, just few months after

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Loyd Scott and his Orchestra

Lloyd Scott and his Orchestra

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company Happy Hour Blues (1) (Lloyd Scott / Don Frye) 1-10-1927 New York, New York Victor unissued Happy Hour Blues (2) (Lloyd

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Cecil Scott and his Bright Boys

Cecil Scott and his Bright Boys

Victor V-38117 was released under the name of Cecil Scott and his Orchestra. Title Recording Date Recording Location Company Bright Boy Blues (Cecil Scott / Don

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Cecil Scott's Symphonic Syncopators

Cecil Scott (1905-1964)

Reedman Cecil Scott (November 22, 1905 – January 5, 1964) and his older brother Lloyd (born 8-21-1902), who played drums, came out of the relatively

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Boyd Senter (1898-1982)

Boyd Senter Trio

See: Boyd Senter and his Senterpedes and Boyd Senter (1898-1982) Title Recording Date Recording Location Company Eniale Blues (Jack Russell) 3-20-1928 New York, New York Okeh

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Boyd Senter and his Senterpedes

Boyd Senter and his Senterpedes

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company Beale Street Blues (W.C. Handy) 10-29-1929 New York, New York Okeh 40836 Copenhagen Stomp (Charlie Davis) 11-25-1929 New York,

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Abe Lyman (1899-1957)

Abe Lyman and his Orchestra

For recordings prior to 1939 see: Abe Lyman’s California Ambassador Hotel Orchestra. Title Recording Date Recording Location Company A Garden In Granada 4-28-1938 New York,

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Abe Lyman

Abe Lyman and his Californians

For recordings prior to 1939 see: Abe Lyman’s California Ambassador Hotel Orchestra. Title Recording Date Recording Location Company A Beautiful Lady In Blue Vocal chorus

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Frankie Trumbauer (1901-1956)

Frankie Trumbauer (1901-1956)

Frankie Trumbauer‘s (May 30, 1901 – June 11, 1956) accomplishments as a Jazz musician have been overshadowed by the role he played in Bix Beiderbecke’s career.

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Abe Lyman

Abe Lyman (1899-1957)

Drummer Abe Lyman, born Abraham Simon in Chicago (August 4, 1897 – October 23, 1957), led an orchestra that was successful at the Ambassador Hotel

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Nick LaRocca

Nick LaRocca (1889-1961)

Nick La Rocca (April 11, 1889 – February 22, 1961) claimed to have invented Jazz and often complained that African-American musicians have been given too

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Ray Lopez with Brown's Band From Dixieland

Ray Lopez (1889-1979)

Like most early Jazz musicians from New Orleans Ray Lopez got his start playing in street parades. Around 1906 he was playing in Papa Jack Laine’s Reliance

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Lee Morse (1897-1954)

Lee Morse (1897-1954)

Lee Morse (November 30, 1897 – December 16, 1954) was a very popular recording artist, songwriter and actress of the 1920s and early 1930s. She

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Dorsey Brothers Orchestra

Dorsey Brothers Orchestra

The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra began recording in 1928, but didn’t become a real band until 1934. The 1934 band featured both Glenn Miller and Bob

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Tommy Dorsey

Tommy Dorsey (1905-1956)

Tommy Dorsey (November 19, 1905 – November 26, 1956) was Jimmy’s younger brother and the more temperamental of the two. He was generally blamed for the

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Georgia Strutters

Georgia Strutters

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company Everybody Mess Aroun’ (Perry Bradford) 8-6-1926 New York, New York Harmony 231-H Velvet Tone 1231-V Georgia Grind (Spencer Williams)

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The Blue Rhythm Orchestra

The Gulf Coast Seven

The Gulf Coast Seven were a series of recording sessions organized by Perry Bradford. “Daylight Savin’ Blues” features several members of the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Title

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The Blue Rhythm Orchestra

The Blue Rhythm Orchestra

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company Hold ‘Er Deacon (June Clark / Willie “The Lion” Smith) 10-1923 New York, New York Pathe 36364 Perfect 14545 Keep

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