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Honore Dutrey (1894-1935)
Honore Dutrey (1894-1935)In 1910 Honore Dutrey (c. 1894 in New Orleans, Louisiana – July 21, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois) started playing trombone in various bands in New Orleans, including Jimmie Noone’s outfit. In 1917 he joined the Navy and was involved in an accident that permanently damaged his lungs causing him to suffer from asthma that eventually took his life. From 1920 to 1924 he played trombone with King Oliver’s Creole Jazz BandCarrol DickersonJohnny Dodds and Louis Armstrong’s Stompers at the Sunset Cafe at 313-17 East 35th Street at the corner of Calmet Street in Chicago. 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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