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Matson's Lucky Seven
Matson's Lucky SevenCharles A. Matson was an African-American pianist and arranger who was very active in New York during the mid-twenties. He accompanied various blues singers, including Mamie Smith and Clara Smith. He made two sets of records under his own name. His other records were released under the names of Charles A. Mason’s Creole Serenaders and Ted Claire’s Snappy Bits Band.

ddd discography

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
Jail House Blues 1-1924 New York, New York Paramount 20306
Lawdy Lawdy Blues 1-1924 New York, New York Paramount 20306

Matson's Lucky Seven

Artist Instrument
Ernest Elliot Piano, Leader
John Masefield Trombone
Charles A. Matson Piano, Leader
Sam Speed Banjo
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