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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.

Bix Beiderbecke and his Rhythm Jugglers
Bix and his Rhythm Jugglers in 1925. left to right: Howdy Quicksell, Tom Gargano, Paul Mertz, Don Murray, Bix Beiderbecke, and Tommy Dorsey.

This was the first band to record under Beiderbecke’s name. The song “Davenport Blues” gets its name from Davenport, Iowa, Bix’s home town. “Toddlin’ Blues” is an Original Dixieland Jass Band song.


TitleRecording DateRecording LocationCompany
Davenport Blues
(Bix Beiderbecke)
1-26-1925Richmond, IndianaGennett

Toddlin’ Blues
(Nick LaRocca / Larry Shields)
1-26-1925Richmond, IndianaGennett


Bix BeiderbeckeCornet
Tommy DorseyTrombone
Tommy GarganoDrums
Paul MertzPiano
Don MurrayClarinet


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