Red Hot Jazz Archive

Redhotjazz.com was a pioneering website during the “Information wants to be Free” era of the 1990s. In that spirit we are recovering the lost data from the now defunct site and sharing it with you. Most of the music in the archive is in the form of MP3s hosted on Archive.org or the French servers of Jazz-on-line.com where this music is all in the public domain. Files unavailable from those sources we host ourselves. They were made from original 78 RPM records in the hands of private collectors in the 1990s who contributed to the original redhotjazz.com. They were hosted as .ra files originally and we have converted them into the more modern MP3 format. They are of inferior quality to what is available commercially and are intended for reference purposes only. In some cases a Real Audio (.ra) file from Archive.org will download. Don’t be scared! Those files will play in many music programs, but not Windows Media Player.
Dixie Daisies

Dixie Daisies

The euphemistically named Dixie Daisies were not so much a name as a catch all pseudonym for a variety of groups that recorded for the

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Six Brown Brothers

Six Brown Brothers

The Six Brown Brothers who recorded for Victor and Emerson between 1914 and 1920 evolved from a saxophone quartet in the 1906 edition of Ringling

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Chicago Hottentots

Chicago Hottentots

This Richard M. Jones group also recorded under the name of Richard M. Jones’ Three Jazz Wizards. The term Hottentot refers to the name of a group of

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Musical Stevedores

Musical Stevedores

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company Happy Rhythm (Clarence Williams) 1-30-1929 New York, New York Columbia 14406-D Honeycomb Harmony (Clarence Williams) 1-30-1929 New York, New

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George McClennon's Jazz Devils

Harlem Trio

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company Clarinet Laughing Blues (George McClennon) 4-1923 New York, New York Okeh 8072 71511-A Clarinet Laughing Blues (George McClennon) 4-1923

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Memphis Jazzers

Memphis Jazzers

The March of 1929 session is a Clarence Williams’ session. The other sessions feature different unknown bands. Title Recording Date Recording Location Company Am I Blue?

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Clarence Williams' Jug Band

Clarence Williams’ Jug Band

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company Chizzlin’ Sam (Clarence Williams) 8-7-1933 New York, New York Columbia 2829-D High Society (Clarence Williams / A.J. Piron) 8-7-1933 New York,

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Dixie Washboard Band

Dixie Washboard Band

Thanks to Bob Palmer for his help with this page. Title Recording Date Recording Location Company Anywhere Sweetie Goes (I’ll Be There) (Clarence Williams / Fats Waller)

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Barrel House Five Orchestra

Barrel House Five Orchestra

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company Endurance Stomp (A.C Fernandez / Lester Melrose) 1-1928 Long Island City, New York Paramount 12875-A 330-A Endurance Stomp (Barrel

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Jamaica Jazzers

Jamaica Jazzers

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company You Don’t Know My Mind Blues (Clarence Williams / Sam Gray / Virginia Liston) 3-10-1924 New York, New York Okeh 40117-A

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Blue Grass Foot Warmers

Blue Grass Foot Warmers

Thanks to Owen Miller for his help with this page. Title Recording Date Recording Location Company Charleston Hound (Clarence Williams / Fats Waller / Spencer Williams) 6-16-1926 New

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Clarence Williams Trio

Clarence Williams Trio

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company Bluer Than Blue Vocal by Babe Matthews (Armstrong) 5-24-1938 New York, New York Vocalion 4157 I’m Falling For You

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Clarence Williams Washboard Four

Clarence Williams and his Band

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company I’m Not Worrying (Clarence Williams / Fats Waller) 4-16-1929 New York, New York Victor V-38630 Touch-Down (Fats Waller) 4-16-1929 New York,

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Jimmy Blythe (1901-1931)

Blythe’s Washboard Ragamuffins

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company Adams Apple (Jimmy Blythe) 7-26-1926 Chicago, Illinois Paramount 12376-B Messin Around (1) (Jimmy Blythe / Trixie Smith) 7-26-1926 Chicago, Illinois Paramount 12376-A

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Kansas City Tin Roof Stompers

Kansas City Tin Roof Stompers

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company Aunt Jemina Stomp (Moloy / Bingham) 3-15-1929 Chicago, Illinois Brunswick 7066 Good Feelin’ Blues (Ballin’ The Jack) (Moloy /

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Jimmy Blythe (1901-1931)

Dixie Four

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company Five O’Clock Stomp 6-1928 Chicago, Illinois Paramount 12674 Kentucky Stomp 6-1928 Chicago, Illinois Paramount 12661 Southside Stomp 6-1928 Chicago,

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Fats Waller and his Rhythm

Fats Waller and his Rhythm

Late in 1932 Fats Waller hired Phil Ponce as manager. Ponce promptly negotiated a contract with WLW, a powerful Cincinnati radio station which was heard throughout the Midwest.

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James Price Johnson (1891-1955)

Johnson’s Jazzers

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company Can I Get It Now? (Perry Bradford) 6-18-1928 New York, New York Columbia 14247-D Skiddle-De-Scow (Perry Bradford) 6-18-1928 New

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Charleston Chasers

Charleston Chasers

The Charleston Chasers recording sessions were often a pseudonym for Red Nichols Five Pennies, but the name was used by Columbia for various other outfits including

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The Triangle Harmony Boys

The Triangle Harmony Boys

The Triangle Harmony Boys were an African-American band from Montgomery, Alabama. Title Recording Date Recording Location Company Canned Heat Blues (Bridges / McMath) 7-7-1927 Birmingham,

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Cornell Collegians

The Collegians

Prior to his stint with the great Jean Goldkette band, slide trombonist Speigle Willcox was with the Al Deisseroth Orchestra in 1920, and then with

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Luis Russell

Lou and his Gingersnaps

Lou And His Gingersnaps was a pseudonym for the Luis Rusell Orchestra. Title Recording Date Recording Location Company Broadway Rhythm (Joffe) 9-13-1929 New York, New

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