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Fess Williams and his Joy Boys

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
Dixie Stomp
4-3-1928 Chicago, Illinois Vocalion
Drifting And Dreaming
(Haven Gillespie / Egbert Van Alstyne)
4-3-1928 Chicago, Illinois Vocalion

Fess Williams and his Joy Boys

Artist Instrument
Eddie Atkins Trombone
Ralph Brown Alto Saxophone
Lawrence Dixon Banjo, Vocals
William Franklin Trombone
Clarence Lee Violin
Joe McCutchin Violin
Norvel Morton Tenor Saxophone, Flute
Sudie Reynaud Bass
Fats Robin Trumpet
Ruben Reeves Trumpet
Jasper Taylor Drums
Bobby Wall Violin
Professor Stanley Williams Clarinet, Leader was a pioneering website during the "Information wants to be Free" era of the 1990s. In that spirit we are recovering the lost data from the now defunct site and sharing it with you.
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Files unavailable from those sources we host ourselves. They were made from original 78 RPM records in the hands of private collectors in the 1990s who contributed to the original They were hosted as .ra files originally and we have converted them into the more modern MP3 format. They are of inferior quality to what is available commercially and are intended for reference purposes only. In some cases a Real Audio (.ra) file from will download. Don't be scared! Those files will play in many music programs, but not Windows Media Player.

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