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Junie Cobb (1896-1970)

Junie Cobb (1896-1970)
Junie Cobb (1896-1970)

Junie Cobb could play many instruments, but was best on reed instruments and piano. He began as pianist in Johnny Dunn’s Band as a teenager , then moved from New Orleans to Chicago, where he led his own band at the Club Alvadere in 1920 and 1921. He played banjo with King Oliver and with Jimmie Noone, and also recorded as a leader on clarinet, alto and tenor sax with Junie Cobb’s Hometown Band. His brother Jimmy Cobb often played cornet in his bands. He backed vocalist Annabelle Calhoun throughout the 1930s and 1940s, on many club and recording dates. He retired from full time playing in 1955, but kept playing gigs until 1967.

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Junie Cobb’s Hometown Band State Street Swingers 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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