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Marion Hardy and his Alabamians were originally formed in Chicago, Illinois in the late 1920s. Cab Calloway fronted this band in 1929 at the Savoy Ballroom. This was the only record released by this band and Marion Hardy’s first name was apparently misspelled as Marlow.

Marlow Hardy and his Alabamians
Marlow Hardy and his Alabamians left to right: Ralph Anderson, Marion Hardy, Warner Seals, Lawrence Harrison, Artie Starks, unknown, Jimmie McHendricks, Eddie Mallory, Elisha Herbert, Charlie Turner, Henry Clark.

Thanks to Wim van der Brugghen for his help with this page.


TitleRecording DateRecording LocationCompany
Georgia Pines
(Jo Trent / Ford Dabney)
10-29-1929New York, New YorkColumbia
Song Of The Bayou
(Rube Bloom)
10-29-1929New York, New YorkColumbia

The Alabama Magpie TrioVocals
Leslie CorleyBanjo
Jimmie McHendricksDrums
Ralph AndersonPiano
Henry ClarkTrombone
Marlow Hardy aka Marion HardyClarinet, Alto Saxophone
Elisha HerbertTrumpet
Eddie MalloryTrumpet
Artie StarksClarinet, Alto Saxophone
Charlie TurnerBass Brass


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