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Ramsey, Frederic 1915-1995  Search this
Johnson, Blind Willie  Search this
Hall, Vera 1906-1964  Search this
Jefferson, Blind Lemon 1897-1929  Search this
Rainey, Ma 1886-1939  Search this
Oliver, King 1885-1938  Search this
Perkins, Gertrude  Search this
Yancey, Jimmy 1894?-1951  Search this
Morton, Jelly Roll d. 1941  Search this
Dodds, Johnny 1892-1940  Search this
Dodds, Baby 1898-1959  Search this
Welsh, Nolan  Search this
Armstrong, Louis 1900-1971  Search this
Jones, Richard M  Search this
Smith, Bessie 1894-1937  Search this
Grainger, Porter  Search this
Conaway, Lincoln  Search this
Georgia Jazz Band  Search this
Original Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra  Search this
Hot Five  Search this
Album cover design:
Clyne, Ronald 1925-2006  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
African Americans  Search this
Americans  Search this
Phonograph records
United States
New York
Program notes by Frederic Ramsey, Jr. (4 p.) inserted in container.
CAB CALLOWAY ORCHESTRA: Lamar Wright, Doc Cheatham, Edwin Swayzee, Trumpets; De Priest Wheeler, Harry Wright, Trombones; Arville Harris, Eddie Barefield, Andrew Brown, Walter Thomas, Saxophones; Benny Payne, Piano; Morris White, Guitar; Al Morgan, Bass; Le Roy Maxey, Drums.
PAUL WHITEMAN ORCHESTRA: Bix Beiderbecke, Charlie Margulies, Herny Busse, Bob Mayhew, Trumpets; Tommy Dorsey, Willy Hall, Jack Fulton, Bruce Cullen, Trombones; Frankie Trumbauer, Izzy Friedman, Rube Crozier, Charles Strickfadden, Chester Hazlitt, Nye Mayhew, Hal MacLean, Jack Mayhew, Saxophones; Malneck, Dieterle, Russels, Bowman, Gaylord, Violins; Lennie Hayton, Piano; Roy Bargy, Piano; Mike Pingitore, Banjo; Mario Perry, Accordion; Steve Brown, Bass; Mike Trifficante, Tuba; Min Leibrook, Baritone Saxophone.
DUKE ELLINGTON ORCHESTRA: (on "It Don't Mean a Thing") Cootie Williams, Arthur Whetsel, Freddy Jenkins, Trumpets; Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown, Trombones; Barney Bigard, Clarinet; Johnny Hodges, Alto Saxophone; Harry Carney, Baritone Saxophone; Duke Ellington, Piano; Fred Guy, Banjo; Wellman Braud, Bass; Sonny Greer, Drums.
ELLA'S SAVOY EIGHT: Taft Jordan, Trumpet; Sandy Williams, Trombone; Pete Clark, Clarinet and Baritone Saxophone; Teddy McRae, Tenor Saxophone; Tommy Fulford, Piano; John Trueheart, Guitar; Beverly Peer, Bass; Chick Webb, Drums.
COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA: Edward Lewis, Harry Edison, Buck Clayton, Trumpets; Dan Minor, Eddie Durham, Benny Morton, Trombones; Jack Washington, Earl Warren, Alto Saxophones; Hershal Evans, Lester Young, Tenor Saxophones; Count Basie, Piano; Freddy Green, Guitar; Walter Page, Bass; Joe Jones, Drums.
JIMMY DORSEY ORCHESTRA: Shorty Cherock, Sy Baker, Ralph Muzzillo, Trumpets; Bobby Byrne, Sonny Lee, Don Matteson, Trombones; Milton Yaner, Sam Rubinowitch, Charles Frazier, Alto Saxophones; Herbie Haymer, Tenor Saxophone; Joe Lippman, Piano and Arranger; Jack Ryan, Bass; Buddy Schultz, Drums.
VIC DICKENSON QUINTET: Vic Dickenson, Trombone; J. Lipschita, Piano; Arvin Garrison, Guitar; Harold West, Drums; Vivien Garry, Bass.
DIZZY GILLESPIE ORCHESTRA: Dizzy Gillespie, Elmon Wright, Dave Burns, Matthew McKay, Trumpets; William Shepherd, Ted Kelly, Trombones; Howard Johnson, John Brown, Alto Saxophones; Joe Gayles, George Nicholas, James Moody, Tenor Saxophones; Cecil Payne, Baritone Saxophone; John Lewis, Piano; Al McKibbon, Bass; Kenny Clarke, Drums; Chano Pozo, Congo Drums.
Track information:
101. Dark Was the Night / Blind Willie Johnson
102. Black Woman / Vera Hall
103. Black Snake Moan / Blind Lemon Jefferson
104. Misery Blues / Ma Rainey, Georgia Jazz Band
105. Working Man's Blues / King Oliver, Creole Jazz Band
106. No Easy Rider Blues / Gertrude Perkins
107. Lord, I Just Can't Keep From Crying / Blind Willie Johnson
201. How Long Blues / Jimmy Yancey
202. Mr. Jelly Lord / Jelly Roll Morton, Johnny Dodds, Baby Dodds
203. Birdewell Blues / Nolan Welsh, Louis Armstrong, Richard M. Jones
204. Careless Love / Original Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra
205. Mean Old Bed Bug Blues / Bessie Smith, Porter Grainger, Lincoln Conaway
206. I'm Not Rough / Louis Armstrong, Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
Publisher number:
FJ 2802 Folkways
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, 600 Maryland Ave., S.W., Suite 2001, Washington, D.C. 20024. Call 202-633-7322 for appointment. Fax: 202-633-7019. Email:
Blues (Music)  Search this
Spirituals (Songs)  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Local number:
Folkways 2802
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
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Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections