From 1916 to 1940 Creath’s main area of activity was, like Marable’s, the riverboats traveling up and down the Mississippi river between St. Louis and New Orleans. Many New Orleanians who would later become legends in jazz history could be found in his bands including drummer Zutty Singleton (who married his sister Marge), bassist “Pops” Foster and guitarist Lonnie Johnson. Both Johnson and Singleton recorded with Charles Creath’s Jazz-O-Maniacs from 1924 to 1927.
In 1940, Creath headed for Chicago where he continued to play with various groups until his death in 1951.— by Ted Gottsegen
|Charles Creath’s Jazz-O-Maniacs|
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