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.
The Georgians

The Georgians

The Georgians The Georgians were a subset of the Phil Specht Orchestra. Specht had a gig at the Hotel Alamac in New York City in

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Hartzell "Tiny" Parham (1900-1943)

Parham’s Black Patti Band

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company Um-Ta-Da-Da-Da (McPhail) 6-28-1927 St. Paul, Minnesota Black Patti 8038 Artist Instrument Bob Butler Vocals Doc Cheatham? Cornet Tiny Parham?

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Parham-Pickett Apollo Syncopators

Parham-Pickett Apollo Syncopators

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company Alexander, Where’s That Band? (Tiny Parham) 12-1926 Chicago, Illinois Paramount 12441-A Mojo Strut (Tiny Parham) 12-1926 Chicago, Illinois Paramount

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Ida Cox and Papa Charlie Jackson

Ida Cox and Papa Charlie Jackson

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company Mister Man (Part 1) (Charlie Jackson / Clarence Williams) 4-1925 Chicago, Illinois Paramount 12275-A Mister Man (Part 2) (Charlie Jackson / Clarence Williams)

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Dixie Stompers

Dixie Stompers

The Dixie Stompers was a pseudonym for the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra. Thanks to Bob Palmer for his help with this page. Title Recording Date Recording Location

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The Seven Brown Babies

The Seven Brown Babies

The Seven Brown Babies was a pseudonym for the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra. They recorded four sides four sides in October 1923 that were all released on

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Original Georgia Five

Original Georgia Five

This is a later group featuring Ernest Borbee of the Borbee’s Jazz Orchestra that recorded in 1917. Title Recording Date Recording Location Company Down Among

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Borbee's Jazz Orchestra

Borbee’s Jazz Orchestra

Led by pianist Ernest Borbee, this was among the earliest recording ensembles characterized as a “jass” group, the third after an Original Dixieland Jass Band disc

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Chicago Footwarmers

Chicago Footwarmers

Thanks to Bob Palmer and Owen Miller for their help with this page. Title Recording Date Recording Location Company Ballin’ The Jack (Chris Smith /

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Junie Cobb (1896-1970)

Junie Cobb (1896-1970)

Junie Cobb could play many instruments, but was best on reed instruments and piano. He began as pianist in Johnny Dunn’s Band as a teenager , then

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Dixieland Jug Blowers

Dixieland Jug Blowers

Thanks to Owen Miller for his help with this page. Title Recording Date Recording Location Company Banjoreno (Clifford Hayes) 12-10-1926 Chicago, Illinois Victor 21473-A Boodle-Am

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Chocolate Dandies

Chocolate Dandies

Taking their name from a show written by Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake, a small group led by Don Redman recorded in the late ’20s as the

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Deppe's Serenaders

Deppe’s Serenaders

The October 3rd session was released under the name of Deppe’s Serenaders. The November 6th session was released just under Lois Deppe’s name. Both sessions

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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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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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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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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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