Okeh; New York, July 30, 1923: Thomas Morris-c/John Mayfield-tb/Sidney Bechet-ss/Clarence Williams-p/Buddy Christian-bj.
Sidney Bechet; New York, 1947: Photo source.
Sidney Bechet–the man behind that visceral, growling, vibrato sound of the soprano sax.
Sidney Bechet; 1939: Photo/film clip from the Guardian.
Okeh; New York, April 7, 1926: Bubber Miley-Thomas Morris-c/Unknown, Joe “Tricky Sam” Nanton-tb/Don Redman-cl-as/Clarence Williams-p/Leroy Harris or Buddy Christian-bj/Unknown bb.
Clarence Williams: publisher, composer, musician, actor, entrepreneur…the list goes on. Here he is at age 33.
Columbia; New York, May 15, 1927: Bessie Smith-v/ acc. by Ed Allen-c/Garvin Bushell-as/Greely Walton-ts/Clarence Williams-p/Cyrus St. Clair-bb.