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.


30 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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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