Paramount Recordings, Vol. 2

Paramount Recordings, Vol. 2

by Johnny DoddsJohnny Dodds


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This CD has a variety of performances that Johnny Dodds recorded for the Paramount label during 1926-1929. Dodds, arguably the top jazz clarinetist of the 1920s, was a powerful player with a cutting tone. Some of his best-known recordings were with King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band, Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers, and Louis Armstrong's Hot Five and Seven, in addition to dates that he led. The second volume in the Black Swan series has Dodds as a sideman on sessions with Jasper Taylor's State Street Boys, Jimmy Blythe's Washboard Ragamuffins, Blind Blake, the Dixieland Thumpers, the Paramount Pickers, Lovie Austin, Junie Cobb, Viola Bartlette, and Freddie Keppard. Although one wishes that the recordings were programmed complete and in chronological order, when combined with Vol. 1, most of Dodds' Paramount recordings are available on the two discs. Among the other players featured along the way are legendary New Orleans cornetist Freddie Keppard (who is on four numbers), pianist Jimmy Blythe, blues guitarist/singer Blind Blake, cornetist Natty Dominique, and trombonist Kid Ory. Collectors of 1920s jazz who do not already own these performances (a few of the numbers are alternate takes) will definitely enjoy this set of New Orleans/Chicago classic jazz.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/16/2004
Label: Ghb Jazz Foundation
UPC: 0762247303329
catalogNumber: 33
Rank: 165559


  1. Stomp Time Blues
  2. It Must Be the Blues
  3. Your Folks
  4. Ape Man
  5. C.C. Pill Blues
  6. Oriental Man
  7. Steal Away
  8. Salty Dog
  9. Messin' Around
  10. Jackass Blues
  11. Frog Tongue Stomp
  12. East Coast Trot
  13. Chicago Buzz
  14. Sunday Morning Blues
  15. Walk Easy Cause My Papa's Here
  16. Hot Potatoes
  17. Southbound Rag
  18. Salty Dog
  19. There'll Come a Day
  20. Weary Way Blues

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Johnny Dodds   Primary Artist,Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Papa Charlie Jackson   Vocals
Freddie Keppard   Cornet
Kid Ory   Trombone
Natty Dominique   Cornet
Tiny Parham   Piano
Jimmy Blythe   Piano
Blind Blake   Guitar,Vocals
Baby Dodds   Washboard
Jimmy Bertrand   Xylophone,Wood Block,Slide Whistle
Arthur Campbell   Piano
Junie C. Cobb   Clarinet,Guitar,Vocals
Jasper Taylor   Washboard
Eddie Vincent   Trombone
W.E. Burton   Washboard
Eustern Woodfork   Banjo
Trixie Smith   Vocals
Lovie Austin & Her Blue Serenaders   Piano
Eddie Ellis   Trombone

Technical Credits

Tiny Parham   Composer
Jimmy Blythe   Composer
Blind Blake   Composer
Lovie Austin   Composer
Reverend Charlie Jackson   Composer
John Partham   Composer
Traditional   Composer

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