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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 Cotton Club under the name of Andy Preer and the Cotton Club Orchestra and as the Cotton Club Orchestra. After Preer’s death in 1927, Duke Ellington got the gig. The Missourians are best remembered today for their association with Cab Calloway, who first worked with them in New York, in 1928. In 1930, he took over the band, eventually changing its name to Cab Calloway and his Orchestra and they once again found themselves as the house band at the Cotton Club. R.Q. Dickerson plays some wonderful plunger-mute trumpet on Prohibition Blues.

ddd discography

TitleRecording DateRecording LocationCompany
“400” Hop
(DePriest Wheeler)
8-1-1929New York, New YorkVictor
V-38084-B
I’ve Got Someone
(Charles H. Brooks)
8-1-1929New York, New YorkVictor
V-38103-B
Missouri Moan
(Jimmy E. Smith)
6-3-1929New York, New YorkVictor
V-38067-B
Market Street Stomp
(R.Q. Dickerson)
6-3-1929New York, New YorkVictor
V-38067-A
Ozark Mountain Blues
(R.Q. Dickerson)
6-3-1929New York, New YorkVictor
V-38071-A
Prohibition Blues
(Walter Thomas)
2-17-1930New York, New YorkVictor
V-38120-A
Scotty Blues
(George W. Scott)
8-1-1929New York, New YorkVictor
V-38084-A
Stoppin’ The Traffic
(Leroy Maxey)
2-17-1930New York, New YorkVictor
V-38120-B
Swingin’ Dem Cats
(Joe King)
2-17-1930New York, New YorkVictor
V-38145-B
Two Hundred Squabble
(Morris White)
2-17-1930New York, New YorkVictor
V-38145-A
Vine Street Drag
(J. Brown)
8-1-1929New York, New YorkVictor
V-38103-A
You’ll Cry For Me, But I’ll Be Gone
(Lamar White)
6-3-1929New York, New YorkVictor
V-38071-B

53804-1
You’ll Cry For Me, But I’ll Be Gone
(Lamar White)
6-3-1929New York, New YorkVictor
V-38071-B

53804-2

ArtistInstrument
William BlueClarinet, Alto Saxophone
Andrew BrownClarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Earres PrincePiano
R.Q. DickersonTrumpet
Lockwood LewisVocals, Leader
Leroy MaxeyDrums
George ScottClarinet, Alto Saxophone
Jimmy SmithTuba
DePriest WheelerTrombone
Morris WhiteViolin

 

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