“Dipper Mouth Blues” – King Oliver’s Jazz Band (1923)

Okeh; Chicago, June 22, 1923: King Oliver, Louis Armstrong-c/Honore Dutrey-tb/Johnny Dodds-cl/Lil Hardin-p/Bud Scott-bj-v break/Baby Dodds-d.

This recording features Louis Armstrong at 22 years-old. King Oliver plays the muted cornet while Armstrong plays his open.

The Dodds brothers with clarinet and drums! And Louis Armstrong’s future wife, Lil, on piano.

Be sure to click the cogwheel for higher resolution and sound. And check out Johhny Dodds rocking the “Beatle Boots.”

A Youtube repost.

“Oh, play that thing!”

 

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