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Roberta Dudley accompanied by Ory's Orchestra

Here we have have Kid Ory’s Creole Orchestra backing up Blues singer Roberta Dudley, just one month before the band recorded their historic sides as Spike’s Seven Pods of Pepper Orchestra. This was Roberta Dudley’s only record. Ory’s band also recorded with another Blues singer that same month under the name of Ruth Lee accompanied by Ory’s Sunshine Orchestra. Several New Orleans bands worked in California in the late Teens and early Twenties, including King Oliver’s Creole Jazz BandThe Original Creole Orchesta and Jelly Roll Morton.


TitleRecording DateRecording LocationCompany
Krooked Blues
(John Spikes / Reb Spikes / Dink Johnson)
6-1922Los Angeles, CaliforniaNordskog
When You’re Alone Blues
(John Spikes / Reb Spikes)
6-1922Los Angeles, CaliforniaNordskog

Ben BordersDrums
Mutt CareyCornet
Roberta DudleyVocals
Ed GarlandsBass
Dink JohnsonClarinet
Kid OryTrombone
Fred WashingtonPiano


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