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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.

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.


Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
Davenport Blues
(Bix Beiderbecke)
1-26-1925 Richmond, Indiana Gennett

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


Bix Beiderbecke and his Rhythm Jugglers

Artist Instrument
Bix Beiderbecke Cornet
Tommy Dorsey Trombone
Tommy Gargano Drums
Paul Mertz Piano
Don Murray Clarinet


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