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"Divaville Lounge" with Sarah O (archive)

step into the lounge!
Sunday, January 1, 2023 | 14:00 to 16:00 | jazz/pop vocalists

Artist Song Album Label Comments
King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band Canal Street Blues The Complete Set Challenge recorded April 5 1923, this was the first recording session for Louis Armstrong, King Oliver and Johnny Dodds

Divaville Longe Wayback Machine today: all songs were recorded in 1923
King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band Dipper Mouth Blues The Complete Set Challenge recorded April 6 1923. Joe "King" Oliver, cornet; Louis Armstrong, cornet; Honore Dutrey, Trombone; Johnny Dodds, Clarinet; Lil Hardin, piano; Bud Scott, banjo; Baby Dodds woodblock. Arr. Lil Hardin
Clarence Williams' Blue Five Wild Cat Blues The Clarence Williams Collection 1921-37 Acrobat First recording by Sidney Bechet
Jelly Roll Morton, solo piano Kansas City Stomp Jelly Roll Morton 1923/24 First recording session by Jelly Roll Morton. This was one of his favorite of his own compositions, "one of his happiest places". The song was named after the Kansas City Bar in Tijuana and has nothing to do with Kansas City
Bessie Smith w/ Clarence Williams Down Hearted Blues Down Hearted Blues First recording by Bessie Smith. Written by Alberta Hunter, this was a hit in 1923 & sold 780,000 copies in the first 6 months
Lois Deppe & Earl Hines Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child Black & White Piano Second recording session by Earl Hines
Paul Whiteman Orchestra Bambalina 1923: Gonna Play the Villain Part Archeophone Whiteman was he most popular bandleader of the 1920s
Billy Murray and Ed Smalle That Old Gang of Mine 1923: Gonna Play the Villain Part Archeophone every song in this set was a hit record in 1923. Billy Murray was maybe the most popular male singer in the 1910s, and was still quite popular in the 20s
Eddie Cantor No, No, Nora 1923: Gonna Play the Villain Part Archeophone Eddie Cantor was a huge star in the 1920s
Ben Selvin's Orchestra w/ Irving Kaufman Yes! We Have No Bananas 1923: Gonna Play the Villain Part Archeophone
Isham Jones & His Orchestra Who's Sorry Now? 1923: Gonna Play the Villain Part Archeophone
Ethel Waters w/ J.C. Johnson Sweet Man Blues Black Swan 14154-A Black Swan Black Swan was the first all-Black record company. Ethel Waters was their biggest star. Unfortunately the company went bankrupt in 1923
Alberta Hunter w/ Henderson's Dance Orchestra Aggravatin' Papa (Don't You Try to Two-Time Me) Aggravatin' Papa (Recordings of 1922-1923) Alberta Hunter was another important blues singer. Fletcher Henderson was the house bandleader for Black Swan, and went on to lead one of the most important dance bands of the 1920s
Noble Sissle & Eubie Blake Waitin' for the Evenin' Mail Victor 19056-B VIctor Sissle & Blake were a performing/songwriting duo who in 1921 did Shuffle Along, the first all-Black show on Broadway
Ada Brown w/ Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra Evil Mama Blues The Bennie Moten Collection 1923-1932 Acrobat I believe this is Bennie Moten's first recording? Will confirm
Bessie Smith 'Tain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do The Essential Bessie Smith Columbia Legacy Billie Holiday called Bessie Smith a formative influence and recorded this song in tribute to Smith
Clarence Williams & Sara Martin w/ Fats Waller Squabbling Blues Fats Waller The Complete Recorded Works Vol. 1 JSP very early recording from Fats Waller
Deppe's Serenaders Congaine Gennett 20012 Gennett Earl Hines' very first recording, he has a lovely solor about halfway through the song
King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band Riverside Blues The Complete Set Challenge rec Sept 1923, by this point Armstrong is playing first cornet & is more of a leader in the band's sound
The Seven Brown Babies (Fletcher Henderson) Dicty Blues Fletcher Henderson The Definitive Collection Coleman Hawkins' first solo; important post-Black Swan work by Fletcher Henderson
Frank Westphal and His Orchestra Wolverine Blues Oh! Sister, Ain't That Hot! (1922-1924) Wolverine Blues was another important composition by Jelly Roll Morton. Westphal had been married to Sophie Tucker in the 1910s, they divorced a few years before this recording
New Orleans Rhythm Kings Tin Roof Blues The Complete Set 1922-1925 Challenge The New Orleans were a white jazz band in Chicago that included Ben Pollack. They saw King Oliver's band perform and were heavily influenced by the Oliver band. Tin Roof Blues was written by the band
Jimmy Johnson (James P. Johnson) Scouting Around Classic James P. Johnson Sessions 1921-1943 Mosaic Johnson was a prolific songwriter and arguably the greatest stride pianist. He taught Fats Waller to play
Arthur Gibbs and His Gang The Charleston Victor 19165-B Victor The Charleston was written by James P. Johnson for the 1923all-Black Broadway show Runnin' Wild. This is one of the first if not the first recording of the song
Eddie Cantor Oh! Gee, Oh! Gosh, Oh! Golly, I'm In Love The Columbia Years 1922-1940 Columbia this song isn't particularly significant, I just love it
Sophie Tucker You've Got to See Mama Every Night Vintage Sophie Tucker, Vol. 1 (1922-1927) Sophie Tucker was the queen of vaudeville in the 1910s and 1920s
Al Jolson Morning Will Come You Ain't Heard Nothing Yet: Jolie's Finest Columbia Recordings Columbia Jolson was he biggest male star of the 1920s; he was known for his sentimental singing style
Benny Krueger's Orchestra I Cried For You Brunswick 2453-A Brunswick this song was written in 1923 by Gus Arnheim & Abe Lyman, lyrics Arthur Freed
Maria Teresa Vera & Rafael Zequeira Los cantares del abacuá El Legendario Duo de la Trova Cubana
New Orleans Rhythm Kings feat. Jelly Roll Morton Mr. Jelly Lord The Complete Set 1922-1925 Challenge Jelly Roll Morton (a Creole from New Orleans) performed with the New Orleans Rhythm Kings (a white band from Chicago) making this possibly the first integrated recording in the US
Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra Elephant's Wobble The Bennie Moten Collection 1923-32 Acrobat Moten's band was the biggest jazz band in the Midwest in the 1920s. Jimmy Rushing and Count Basie got their big break in Moten's orchestra in 1929
The Savoy Havana Band Farewell Blues The Savoy Orpheans, Savoy Havana Band and The Sylvans 1923-1927 Challenge This was a British jazz band led at this point by Debroy Summers
Original Memphis Five v/ Billy Jones Last Night On the Back Porch Columbias 1923-1931 "The Complete Set" Challenge The Original Memphis Five included Frank Signorelli of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, their first record was under the Original Dixieland Jazz Band name. The band was named after the W.C. Handy composition "Memphis Blues." None of the members was from Memphis or even the South
Brooke Johns and His Orchestra When You Walked Out Someone Else Walked In Victor 19092-A Victor song written by Irving Berlin, who by this point was a highly successful songwriter for the stage