Red Hot Bands

Bill Brown and his Brownies

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company Bill Brown Blues (Bill Brown) 3-17-1927 New York, New York Brunswick 7003-A E-21986 Hot Lips (Henry Busse / Jack Lange

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Robinson’s Knights of Rest

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company Mean Baby Blues 2-4-1930 Richmond, Indiana Champion 16607 Artist Instrument Jimmy Blythe or Alexander ‘Bob’ Robinson or Leroy Carr

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Thomas’ Devils

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company Boot It, Boy 3-12-1929 New York, New York Brunswick 7064 Sho’ Is Hot 3-12-1929 New York, New York Brunswick

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Elmer Snowden

Sepia Serenaders

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company Alligator Crawl (Fats Waller) 12-14-1934 New York, New York Bluebird B-5803 Baby Brown (Alex Hill) 12-14-1934 New York, New

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The Cotton Pickers

When Mamie Smith recorded “Crazy Blues” for Okeh in 1920, little did she or her Svengali-like manager Perry Bradford have any idea what effect this would have

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Tampa Blue Jazz Band

The Tampa Blue Jazz Band was a pseudonym for Joseph Samuels’ Jazz Band. Title Recording Date Recording Location Company Ain’t Got Nothin’ Blues (Lemuel Fowler) 3-27-1922

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The Missourians

The Missourians

The Missourians were a mid-western band that was greatly influenced by Benny Moten. In the mid-1920s they relocated to New York and played at the

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Cotton Club Orchestra

The Cotton Club Orchestra was the name that the Missourians used when playing at the Cotton Club which was located on the second floor of 644

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Ted Claire’s Snappy Bits Band

Ted Claire was a vaudeville performer who was touring the Orpheum circuit when these recordings were made. Charles A. Matson’s was the musical director of

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Matson’s Lucky Seven

Charles 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

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Dixie Daisies

The euphemistically named Dixie Daisies were not so much a name as a catch all pseudonym for a variety of groups that recorded for the

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Six Brown Brothers

The Six Brown Brothers who recorded for Victor and Emerson between 1914 and 1920 evolved from a saxophone quartet in the 1906 edition of Ringling

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Richard M. Jones (1889-1945)

Richard M. Jones’ Three Jazz Wizards

This Richard M. Jones group also recorded under the name of Chicago Hottentots. After 1925 the recordings were released under the name of Richard M. Jones’ Jazz Wizards with an

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Chicago Hottentots

This Richard M. Jones group also recorded under the name of Richard M. Jones’ Three Jazz Wizards. The term Hottentot refers to the name of a group of

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Richard M. Jones’ Jazz Wizards

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company African Hunch (Richard M. Jones) 11-7-1927 Chicago, Illinois Victor 21345-B Baby O’ Mine (Richard M. Jones) 6-22-1926 Chicago, Illinois

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