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King Bechet Trio

Sidney Bechet's First RecordThis Clarence Williams produced session is Sidney Bechet‘s first record. It was released under the name of Rosetta Crawford accompanied by King Bechet Trio. Bechet plays some very soulful clarinet and saxophone on these sides.

Also see: Sidney Bechet: Profiles in Jazz

King Bechet Trio

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
Down On The Levee Blues
(Stanley Miller)
10-1923 New York, New York Okeh
Lonesome Woman’s Blues
(Dave Payton)
10-1923 New York, New York Okeh

King Bechet Trio

Artist Instrument
Buddy Christian Banjo
Sidney Bechet Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone
Rosetta Crawford Vocals
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