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Jabbo Smith's Rhythm Aces
At the request of Mayo Williams of the Brunswick Record Company of Chicago, Jabbo Smith formed his Rhythm Aces, a quintet with which he recorded nineteen sides from January to August 1929. In these works Jabbo displays extraordinary virtuosity and exemplary musicianship on trumpet as well as vocal. Possibly, because the work was too advanced or sophisticated, the records were not accepted by the public and have, until recently, been largely forgotten. —by Len Weinstock

discography

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
Ace Of Rhythm
(Jabbo Smith)
3-1-1929 Chicago, Illinois Brunswick
7071
Band Box Stomp
(Jabbo Smith)
8-22-1929 Chicago, Illinois Brunswick
7111
Boston Skuffle
(Jabbo Smith)
8-8-1929 Chicago, Illinois Brunswick
7101
Croonin’ The Blues
(Jabbo Smith)
6-7-1929 Chicago, Illinois Brunswick
7087
Decatur Street Tutti
(Jabbo Smith)
4-4-1929 Chicago, Illinois Brunswick
7078
I Got The Stinger
(Jabbo Smith)
6-7-1929 Chicago, Illinois Brunswick
7120
Jazz Battle
(Jabbo Smith)
1-29-1929 Chicago, Illinois Brunswick
4244
Let’s Get Together
(Jabbo Smith)
3-1-1929 Chicago, Illinois Brunswick
7065
Lina Blues
(Jabbo Smith)
4-17-1929 Chicago, Illinois Brunswick
7087
Little Willie Blues
(Jabbo Smith)
2-22-1929 Chicago, Illinois Brunswick
7058
Michigander Blues
(Jabbo Smith)
3-30-1929 Chicago, Illinois Brunswick
7069
Moanful Blues
(Jabbo Smith)
8-22-1929 Chicago, Illinois Brunswick
7111
Sau Sha Stomp
(Jabbo Smith)
3-1-1929 Chicago, Illinois Brunswick
7065
Sleepy Time Blues
(Jabbo Smith)
2-22-1929 Chicago, Illinois Brunswick
7058
Sweet N’ Low Blues
(Jabbo Smith)
2-23-1929 Chicago, Illinois Brunswick
7061
Take Me To The River
(Jabbo Smith)
3-1-1929 Chicago, Illinois Brunswick
7071
Take Your Time
(Jabbo Smith)
2-23-1929 Chicago, Illinois Brunswick
7061
Tanquay Blues
(Jabbo Smith)
8-8-1929 Chicago, Illinois Brunswick
7101
Till Times Get Better
(Jabbo Smith)
4-4-1929 Chicago, Illinois Brunswick
7078
Weird Blues 4-17-1929 Chicago, Illinois Brunswick
unissued

Jabbo Smith's Rhythm Aces

Artist Instrument
Hayes Alvis Tuba
Willard Brown Clarinet, Alto, and Baritone Saxophone
Lawson Buford Tuba
Earl Frazier Piano
George James Alto Saxophone
Ikey Robinson Banjo
Omer Simeon Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Cassino Simpson Piano
Jabbo Smith Cornet, Vocals, Trombone

 

Jabbo Smith's Rhythm Aces

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