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Clarence Williams' Novelty Four
Eddie Lang and King Oliver are both in top form, while Clarence Williams adds some very effective celeste parts and nice melancholy singing to “What Ya Want Me To Do?“.Clarence Williams' Novelty Four

ddd discography

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
In The Bottle Blues
(Eddie Lang / Clarence Williams / King Oliver)
11-25-1928 New York, New York Okeh 8645
What Ya Want Me To Do?
(Clarence Williams / King Oliver)
11-25-1928 New York, New York Okeh 8645

Clarence Williams' Novelty Four

Artist Instrument
Eddie Lang Guitar, Violin
King Oliver Cornet
Justin Ring Percusion
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