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Original New Orleans Jazz Band

Jimmy Durante's Original New Orleans Jazz Band - 1917
Jimmy Durante’s Original New Orleans Jazz Band – 1917 Left to Right: Johnny Stein, Frank Christian, Frank Lotak, Achille Baquet, Jimmy Durante

This band was organized by drummer Johnny Stein after Stein’s Dixie Jass Band broke up and became the Original Dixieland Jass Band. It is interesting to note that Achille Baquet was an African-American, but passed for White and played for mainly White bands in New Orleans, including Papa Jack Laine’s Reliance Orchestra. His brother George Baquet was a member of the Original Creole Orchestra and Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers. The band also recorded under the names of the New Orleans Jazz Band and Jimmy Durante’s Jazz Band.

Thanks to Al Simmons for the recordings on this page.

discography

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
He’s Had No Lovin’ For A Long, Long Time
(William Tracey / Maceo Pinkard)
1-1919 New York, New York Gennett
4508-B

6026
He’s Had No Lovin’ For A Long, Long Time
(William Tracey / Maceo Pinkard)
3-1919 New York, New York Gennett
4508-B

6092A
Ja Da
(Introducing “You’ll Find Old Dixieland In France”)

(Bob Carlton)
1-1919 New York, New York Gennett
4508-A

6027
Ja Da
(Introducing “You’ll Find Old Dixieland In France”)

(Bob Carlton U.S.N.R.F.)
3-1919 New York, New York Gennett
4508-A

6091
Ja Da
(Introducing “You’ll Find Old Dixieland In France”)

(Bob Carlton U.S.N.R.F.)
3-1919 New York, New York Gennett
4508-A

6091A

Original New Orleans Jazz Band

Artist Instrument
Achille Baquet Clarinet
Frank Christian Cornet
Jimmy Durante Piano
Arnold Loyacano Drums
Frank Lhotak Trombone
Johnny Stein Drums

 

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