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Chicago Hottentots
Chicago HottentotsThis Richard M. Jones group also recorded under the name of Richard M. Jones’ Three Jazz Wizards. The term Hottentot refers to the name of a group of tribes in Southwestern Africa -e.g. Angola, whose language is noted for its clicking sounds. In the early part of the 1900s Hottentot was a slang term for light-skinned African-Americans.

ddd discography

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
All Night Shags
(Richard M. Jones)
2-26-1926 Chicago, Illinois Vocalion 1008
Put Me In The Alley Blues
(Richard M. Jones)
2-26-1926 Chicago, Illinois Vocalion 1008

Chicago Hottentots

Artist Instrument
Richard M. Jones Piano
Johnny St. Cyr Banjo
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