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Whiteway Jazz Band
Although it will probably never be completely confirmed, the Whiteway Jazz Band is thought to be Jimmy Durante’s band which recorded under the names of the Original New Orleans Jazz Band and New Orleans Jazz Band and Jimmy Durante’s Jazz Band.. Other jazz historians suggest that the band on this session could also have been Gorman’s Novelty Syncopators.


Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me
(Swanstone / MaCarron / Morgan)
4-1920 New York, New York Paramount
Tiger Rag
(Nick LaRocca)
4-1920 New York, New York Paramount

Whiteway Jazz Band



Achille Baquet? Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Frank Christian? Cornet
Jimmy Durante? Piano
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