“South” – Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orchestra (1928)

Victor; Camden, NJ, September 7, 1928: Bennie Moten-p-dir;Ed Lewis-Booker Washington-c/Thamon Hayes-tb/Harlan Leonard-cl-ss-as/Jack Washington-cl-as-bar/Woody Walder-cl-ts/Leroy Berry-bj/Vernon Page-bb/Willie McWashington-d.

Kansas City jazz, recorded in New Jersey.

Bennie Moten died, in 1935, after an unsuccessful tonsillectomy procedure. Soon after, Count Basie left the Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orchestra to start his own band, taking many of his colleagues from the Moten band with him.

 

 

 

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