When Jazz Was King

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When Jazz Was King 

When Jazz Was King

When Jazz Was King explores many of the early Jazz artists and their sounds from the 1920's forward.
Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, James P. Johnson and Eddie Condon are just a few of the many on When Jazz Was King.
From WDCB, Chicago's Home for Jazz.


18 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Included are Paul Whiteman, Wingy Manone, Eddie Miller, Armand Hug and Zutty Singleton.

  • Added: Aug 12, 2019
  • Length: 58:03
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Clarinetist-Saxophonist. Member of Austin High Gang. We'll hear him with Eddie Condon, Miff Mole ,Ted Lewis and others.

  • Added: Jul 26, 2019
  • Length: 58:42
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Band Leader. Multi-Instrumentalist. Piano,violin, accordion. Many early careers passed thru. Artie Shaw, Russ Morgan and Hal Kemp just a few .

  • Added: Jul 26, 2019
  • Length: 58:07
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C Melody Saxophonist. Admired by Lester Young, Benny Carter. We listen to him with Bix Beiderbecke, Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang among others.

  • Added: Jul 26, 2019
  • Length: 58:57
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Bandleader, pianist Bennie Moten and his Orchestra with that early Kansas city sound.

  • Added: Jul 26, 2019
  • Length: 58:47
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Louis Armstrong. Enough said. In the 1920's with King Oliver,Earl Hines and The Hot 5 & 7's.

  • Added: Aug 12, 2019
  • Length: 58:16
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Composer,Arranger,Pianist. We hear him play piano in many different size groups and his tunes including Beau Koo Jack Louis Armstrong and Functioni...

  • Added: Jul 26, 2019
  • Length: 59:16
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We'll join trumpeter Max Kaminsky with James P.Johnson,Art Hodes Sidney Bechet and others in live and studio recordings from then 40's.

  • Added: Jul 26, 2019
  • Length: 59:10
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We listen to the King without Louis and plus his wonderful Dixie Syncopators.

  • Added: Jul 26, 2019
  • Length: 58:13
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This time we hear Jabbo Smith with his own band . The Rhythm Aces. They only did 20 recordings Jan.-Aug. 1929. The band including Omer Simeon and I...

  • Added: May 31, 2019
  • Length: 58:03
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Jabbo Smith a trumpet player, trombonist,vocalist,composer and bandleader. In part 1 we'll hear him with bands led by others. The musicians include...

  • Added: May 31, 2019
  • Length: 58:15
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A band out of Savannah,Georgia. recorded 26 sides for Edison. Charles Boulinger fronted band. co-led by Ernie Intelhouse and Hill Hutchins.

  • Added: May 31, 2019
  • Length: 58:09
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Various Artists

  • Added: Apr 19, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
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Johnny Dunn

  • Added: Apr 19, 2019
  • Length: 58:01
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Bix Beiderbecke

  • Added: Apr 19, 2019
  • Length: 58:01
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Bessie Smith

  • Added: Apr 19, 2019
  • Length: 58:12
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Rampart Street

  • Added: Apr 19, 2019
  • Length: 58:14
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Red Nichols

  • Added: Apr 19, 2019
  • Length: 57:58