This Saturday Joe Bev presents 78 RPM Jazz with a Sense of Humor: "1920s New Orleans Dixieland", including:
New Orleans Rhythm Kings: Wolverine Blues (1923)
Johnny Bayersdorffer & His Jazzola Novelty Orchestra: I Wonder Where My Easy Rider's Riding Now? (1924)
Louis Armstrong and His Hot Seven: Willie the Weeper (1927)
Johnny de Droit and his New Orleans Jazz Orchestra: Number Two Blues (1924)
The Original Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra: Black Rag (1925)
Original New Orleans Rhythm Kings: Gold Leaf Strut (1925)
Sam Morgan's Jazz Band: Sing On (1927)
Sam Morgan's Jazz Band: Bogalousa Strut (1927)
Fate Marable: Pianoflage (1924)
Dumaines' Jazzola Eight: Pretty Audrey (1927)
Sam Morgan's Jazz Band: Mobile Stomp (1927)
The New Orleans Owls: Goose Pimples (1927)
Louis Armstrong and His Hot Seven: Twelfth Street Rag (1927)
King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band: New Orleans Stomp (1923)
King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band was one of the best and most important bands in early Jazz. The Creole Jazz Band was made up of the cream of New Orleans Hot Jazz musicians, featuring Baby Dodds on drums, Honore Dutrey on trombone, Bill Johnson on bass, Louis Armstrong on second cornet, Johnny Dodds on clarinet, Lil Hardin-Armstrong on piano, and the band's leader, King Oliver on cornet. In 1922 Armstrong received a telegram from his mentor Joe Oliver, asking him to join the band in Chicago. He nervously accepted and went north to Chicago to play second cornet with the band at the Lincoln Gardens at 459 East 31st Street. The addition of Armstrong to this already powerful and popular band took the town by storm. Soon musicians and fans were flocking to hear Louis' amazing cornet playing with the Oliver band. Louis met his second wife Lil Hardin who was the pianist in the Creole Jazz Band. Eventually it was she who urged Louis to leave the band so that he might live up to his true potential and not get stuck playing second to Oliver.
Louis Armstrong and his Hot Seven was a jazz studio group organized to make a series of recordings for Okeh Records in Chicago, Illinois in May 1927. Some of the personnel also recorded with Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five, including Johnny Dodds (clarinet), Lil Armstrong (piano), Johnny St. Cyr (banjo and guitar). These musicians were augmented by Johnny Dodds's brother, Baby Dodds (drums), Pete Briggs (tuba), and John Thomas (trombone, replacing Armstrong's usual trombonist Kid Ory, then touring with King Oliver). Briggs and Thomas were at the time working with Armstrong's performing group, the Sunset Stompers.
Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev) has been producing radio in many genres since 1971 when he was 12. At 19 in 1980, Bev became the youngest person to produce a radio show for public radio. He co-hosted The Jazz Show with Garret Gega in the early 80s, a four hour a week mix classic jazz and comedy. Bev also worked for WBGO, Jazz 88 in Newark, NJ and produced documentaries for WNYC New York Public Radio on jazz legends including Louis Armstrong, Wynton Marsalis, Count Basie, Woody Herman, Cab Calloway, and Lionel Hampton.
Bev also produces, directs, writes and voices half of The Comedy-O-Rama Hour, which is has been highest rated radio show on Cult Radio A-Go-Go! for many weeks. Joe Bev's other weekly radio show, The Jazz-O-Rama Hour debuted at #2.
15 weeks ago, the veteran voice actor added his third hour for Cult Radio, called The Joe Bev Experience which airs right after The Jazz-O-Rama Hour.
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