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.
King Oliver Creole Jazz Band Chicago

King Oliver’s Jazz Band

For information about King Oliver and his other groups:Joe “King” Oliver (1885-1938)Joseph “King” Oliver: Profiles in JazzKing Oliver’s Creole Jazz BandKing Oliver’s Dixie SyncopatorsKing Oliver’s

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Richard M. Jones (1889-1945)

Four Hot Hounds

Richard M. Jones’ Four Hot Hounds played at Abadie’s in New Orleans between 1909-1911. King Oliver sometimes replaced Sugar Johnny Smith on cornet. The band never recorded, but Jones, Oliver and

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Edmonia Henderson

Edmonia Henderson

Edmonia Henderson (c. 1898 or 1900 – February 17, 1947) was an American classic female blues singer. She was active as a recording artist in the

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Chicago Loopers

The Chicago Loopers

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company Clorinda (1) (Donald Heywood) 10-1927 New York, New York Pathe Actuelle 36729 Perfect 14910 Clorinda (2) (Donald Heywood) 10-1927 New York,

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Gorman's Novelty Syncopators

Gorman’s Novelty Syncopators

Ross Gorman rose to prominence in Paul Whiteman‘s Orchestra and is probably best remembered today for his original playing of the opening clarinet solo in George Gershwin’s Rhapsody

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The Red Heads

The Red Heads

The Red Heads sessions predated Red Nichols and his Five Pennies, but was basically the same group. Title Recording Date Recording Location Company A Good Man

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New_Orleans_Owls_1922

New Orleans Owls

The New Orleans Owls descended from The Invincibles String Band which had been playing around New Orleans since 1912. The band played regularly at the

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Jungle Kings

Jungle Kings

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company Dark Town Strutters Ball (Shelton Brooks) 4-5-1928 Chicago, Illinois Paramount 12654-B 20564-2 Friars Point Shuffle (Eddie Condon / Red McKenzie ) 4-5-1928

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Chicago Rhythm Kings

Chicago Rhythm Kings

Here are some Austin High Gang recordings with a very young Gene Krupa inspiring them with his driving beat on the drums. Eddie Condon does the vocal on There’ll Be Some

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New Orleans Wanderers

New Orleans Wanderers

These fine sessions caused a lot of discord in the Armstrong household. Columbia records approached Lil Hardin-Armstrong about writing and recording some songs. Louis was not allowed

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Flat Foot New Orleans Bootblacks

New Orleans Bootblacks

Two records of this session were released under the name of the New Orleans Wanderers. Title Recording Date Recording Location Company Flat Foot (Lil Hardin

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Marable Dodds

Johnny Dodds (1892-1940)

Johnny Dodds (April 12, 1892 – August 8, 1940) was one of the greatest clarinetist of the 1920’s. Although both Jimmie Noone and Sidney Bechet had better technique,

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Portrait of Honore Dutrey, Louis Warnick and George McCullum Sr.

Honore Dutrey (1894-1935)

In 1910 Honore Dutrey (c. 1894 in New Orleans, Louisiana – July 21, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois) started playing trombone in various bands in New Orleans, including Jimmie Noone’s outfit.

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Fess Williams and his Joy Boys

Fess Williams and his Joy Boys

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company Dixie Stomp (Tremaine) 4-3-1928 Chicago, Illinois Vocalion 15690 Drifting And Dreaming (Haven Gillespie / Egbert Van Alstyne) 4-3-1928 Chicago,

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Sam Morgan's Jazz Band

Sam Morgan’s Jazz Band

  Title Recording Date Recording Location Company Bogalousa Strut (Sam Morgan) 10-22-1927 New Orleans, Louisiana Columbia 14351-D Down By The Riverside (traditional) 10-22-1927 New Orleans,

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JIMMY-WADE and his DIXIELANDERS

Jimmy Wade and his Dixielanders

Also see: Wade’s Moulin Rouge Orchestra Title Recording Date Recording Location Company Gates Blues 10-10-1928 Chicago, Illinois Vocalion 1236 C-2429-A Gates Blues 10-10-1928 Chicago, Illinois Vocalion

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Cookie's Gingersnaps

Cookie’s Gingersnaps

Cookie’s Gingersnaps is a small group taken from Doc Cook and his Dreamland Orchestra Title Recording Date Recording Location Company Here Comes The Hot Tamale

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Al Siegel Orchestra

Al Siegel’s Orchestra

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company Blue Grass Blues (Billy Meyers / Elmer Schoebel) 1-1924 New York, New York Paramount 20314 1645-1 Blue Grass Blues

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