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Marlow Hardy and his Alabamians
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.


Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
Georgia Pines
(Jo Trent / Ford Dabney)
10-29-1929 New York, New York Columbia
Song Of The Bayou
(Rube Bloom)
10-29-1929 New York, New York Columbia

Marlow Hardy and his Alabamians

Artist Instrument
The Alabama Magpie Trio Vocals
Leslie Corley Banjo
Jimmie McHendricks Drums
Ralph Anderson Piano
Henry Clark Trombone
Marlow Hardy aka Marion Hardy Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Elisha Herbert Trumpet
Eddie Mallory Trumpet
Artie Starks Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
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