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Four Hot Hounds

Richard M. Jones’ Four Hot Hounds played at Abadie’s in New Orleans between 1909-1911. King Oliver sometimes replaced Sugar Johnny Smith on cornet. The band never recorded, but Jones, Oliver and Smith all went north to Chicago later in the decade and became prominent band leaders.

Four Hot Hounds

Artist Instrument
Richard M. Jones Piano, Leader
Wooden Joe Nicholas Clarinet
King Oliver Cornet
Ernest Rogers Drums
Sugar Johnny Smith Cornet 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.
Most of the music in the archive is in the form of MP3s hosted on or the French servers of where this music is all in the public domain.
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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