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VJM 192

RECORDINGS BY BIX BEIDERBECKE OF ‘ORIGINAL DIXIELAND JAZZ BAND’ NUMBERS  By Albert Haim

ORIGINAL MEMPHIS FIVE

This section has Ralph Wondraschek’s complete series of articles on the ‘Original Memphis Five’. The references for all are at the end of the final installment, Part 8.

1. THE 'ORIGINAL MEMPHIS FIVE' PART 1 - 'THE LAST WORD IN JAZZ ART' (VJM 178)

2. THE 'ORIGINAL MEMPHIS FIVE' PART 2 - 'FROM GANGLAND TO BROADWAY'(VJM 179)

3. THE 'ORIGINAL MEMPHIS FIVE' PART 3 - 'THE BUSIEST BAND IN THE LAND' (VJM 181)

4. THE 'ORIGINAL MEMPHIS FIVE' PART 4 - ON THE ROAD, AND BAND WITHIN THE BAND (VJM 183)

5. THE 'ORIGINAL MEMPHIS FIVE' PART 5 - ADDENDA 1919-1922 (VJM 186)

6. THE 'ORIGINAL MEMPHIS FIVE' PART 6 - MORE ADDENDA 1919-1922 (VJM 187)

7. THE 'ORIGINAL MEMPHIS FIVE' PART 7 - YET MORE ADDENDA 1919-1923 (VJM 189)

8. THE 'ORIGINAL MEMPHIS FIVE' PART 8 - STILL MORE ADDENDA 1923-1926 (VJM 191) & REFERENCES

VJM 189

BLUES FOR JELLY ROLL & FATS, By Steven Lasker & Lewis Porter

SOUNDS TO COMPLEMENT MYRTLE ‘PAQUITA’ WATKINS: From Blackbirds of ’28 to The Taj Mahal, By Russ Shor

VJM 188

JUST A MOOD - BENNY CARTER IN EUROPE, By Brian Goggin

HOAGY CARMICHAELS RIVERBOAT SHUFFLE: SELECTED RECORDINGS AND COPYRIGHT ISSUES, By Albert Haim & Robert Spoo

Articles Archive

Over the years we have published many articles in Vintage Jazz Mart and many have appeared on the website. These have now been archived to a separate section - the earlier articles are in html format but more recent ones are saved as downloadable pdf files. Click on the title to go to the link (newest at top of page).

OH BROTHER GREEN, PRAY COME TO ME by Tom Buhmann

TED LEWIS - AN INTERVIEW WITH JAMES A. DRAKE

BENTON OVERSTREET - MUSICAL NOMAD

A FLOATING SEMINAR - LOUIS ARMSTRONG & ART HICKMAN’S ORCHESTRA

LOREN McMURRAY - FORGOTTEN PIONEER OF THE JAZZ SAXOPHONE (Revised)

MURDER IN MONTMARTRE - THE LEON CRUTCHER AFFAIR

THE CHOO CHOO JAZZERS PART THREE

THE CHOO CHOO JAZZERS PART TWO

THE CHOO CHOO JAZZERS PART ONE

HELEN RUBIN - RADIO SINGER

WILLIE LEWIS MEETS SOME FRAGILE EGOS   Listen Here!

CHRIS ELLIS - ‘GOT MY MIND ON MUSIC’ 

HEDGES BROTHERS & JACOBSON - RAGTIME INVADERS

WHO WAS NAN BLAKSTONE? 

JOEY SHIELDS - “A LOUD VOICE AND GREAT JAZZ FEELING”

THE DUKE, THE ‘SOUTHERN SYNCOPATOR' AND A MYSTERIOUS RECORD

CHARLIE PALLOY - SINGULAR ARTIST - MULTIPLE NAMES

EDDIE LANG - THE FORMATIVE YEARS, 1902-1925, PART TWO

Sound files to accompany this article can be found HERE

EDDIE LANG - THE FORMATIVE YEARS, 1902-1925, PART ONE

BERT RALTON AND HIS HAVANA BAND

JELLY ROLL MORTON AND THE MELROSE BROTHERS

A ST. LOUIS MYSTERY RECORD - OKEH?   Click Here to hear the record!

ERNEST COYCAULT - CREOLE TRUMPET ODDYSSEY

THE FIRST JAZZ BAND AT THE WHITE HOUSE

JOAN SAWYER - JAZZ VAMPIRE

ROBERT JOHNSON'S DIME STORE ISSUES

JEAN GOLDKETTE'S POST-BIX RECORDINGS PART TWO

JEAN GOLDKETTE'S POST-BIX RECORDINGS PART ONE

FRED HALL, 1898-1954

TOMMY CHRISTIAN & HIS ORCHESTRA

VICTOR'S CHURCH STUDIO, CAMDEN, 1918-1935

ARTHUR FIELDS' SONG SHOP, 1922-23

KATHERINE HENDERSON - PHANTOM VOCALIST?

GEORGE BRUNIES

BLUE OKEH BLUES

BILL & TED'S EXCELLENT DISCOGRAPHY

ALBERT BRUNIES & THE HALFWAY HOUSE ORCHESTRA

ALETHA DICKERSON - PARAMOUNT'S RELUCTANT RECORDING MANAGER

EARL HINES - IN CONVERSATION WITH ANTHONY BALDWIN

OUT OF ANONYMITY - BUD SHIFFMAN, 80 YEARS ON THE ROAD

OKEH 'TRUETONE' ELECTRICAL RECORDING

THE UNITED STATES ARMY AMBULANCE SERVICE JAZZ BAND - ITALY 1918/19

WILLIAM H.HUFF - PHARMACIST, LAWYER, POET - PARAMOUNT SONGWRITER!

WHAT PRICE RECORDS? THE U.S. RECORD INDUSTRY AND THE RETAIL PRICE OF POPULAR RECORDS, 1925-50

ALFRED SCHULTZ - PARAMOUNT'S PRESSING FOREMAN

JELLY ROLL MORTON - PLAGIARIST?

GENNETT NUMERICAL SERIES

LE MYSTERIEUX MONSIEUR GOLDKETTE

THE DUOPHONE D-4000 SERIES: AMERICAN DANCE MUSIC FOR THE BRITISH MARKET

WHAT MADE THAT GREAT OKEH SOUND?

LIEDERKRANZ HALL - THE WORLD'S BEST RECORDING STUDIO?

BRIAN RUST - JAZZ DISCOGRAPHER, PART 2

BRIAN RUST - JAZZ DISCOGRAPHER, PART 1

THE PARLOPHONE NEW SWING STYLE SERIES, 1936-1938 AND THE PARLOPHONE BRITISH ARTISTS "RHYTHM-STYLE" SERIES 1936

VOLTAIRE DE FAUT - CHICAGO CLARINETTIST

THE MORTON-MELROSE 'STOCK' ARRANGEMENTS

GOUGES, VAMPS, ZULUS & SCRONCHES

(P)REDATING PARAMOUNT'S L-SERIES GRAFTON MATRICES

RED HOT JAZZ - SIZZLING! ROASTING! SCORCHING! (MARKETING JAZZ RECORDS IN THE 1920s)

DISCOGRAPHICAL QUESTIONS ON THE MEMPHIS JAZZERS/LEVEE SYNCOPATORS

THE MYSTERY OF ZULUS BALL

VIC MEYERS - FROM DANCE HALL TO CITY HALL

DUKE ELLINGTON IN HOLLAND - 1939

BRUNSWICK BREVITIES PART 1

BRUNSWICK BREVITIES PART 2

HATCH & CARPENTER IN ENGLAND

ABE LYMAN - THE EARLY YEARS

JOHN R.T. DAVIES - THE ULTIMATE PRESERVATIONIST

SIG HELLER- TINKLE THE DANCE TUNES

JOHNNY DUNN IN HOLLAND

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