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Wilton Crawley fue un clarinetista estadounidense de jazz que nació el 18 de julio de 1.900. Se remonta a los orígenes de la música jazz.  Si bien no hay mucha documentación sobre su persona, su música evidencia a un intérprete más que aceptable, que tocó junto a otros que terminarían conviertiéndose en auténticas leyendas del género, como ocurre con el pianista Jelly Roll Morton entre otros.

Wilton Crawley and his Orchestra discography. A history of Jazz before This site contains over 3000 songs from this era in Real Audio 3 format, as well as hundreds of biographies and discographies of Jazz musicians.

In 1915 Jimmy Blythe moved from his native Kentucky to Chicago. He was an accomplished musician and composer and found a great deal of work as a pianist for Paramount, Vocalion and Gennett. Blythe's style of playing was influenced by Clarence M. Jones who was his piano teacher. Blythe was very prolific and accompanied many Jazz and Blues artists such as Ma Rainey and Blind Blake on their recordings. He also produced hundreds of piano rolls for use in nickelodeons for the Capitol Music Roll…

A history of Jazz before This site contains over 1000 songs from this era in Real Audio 3 format, as well as hundreds of biographies and discographies of Jazz musicians.

Warren "Baby" Dodds was one of first great drummers of Jazz and the brother of Johnny Dodds. Baby got his start playing in parades in New Orleans, occasionally with Frankie Dusen's Eagle Band. He played briefly with his brother in Kid Ory's Band, but was embarrassed when all the musicians walked off stage because of his poor playing. This incident spurred him on to become a better musician.

A history of Jazz before This site contains over 1000 songs from this era in Real Audio 3 format, as well as hundreds of biographies and discographies of Jazz musicians.

Paul Barbarin

A history of Jazz before This site contains over 1000 songs from this era in Real Audio 3 format, as well as hundreds of biographies and discographies of Jazz musicians.

King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band, 1920

king oliver's creole jazz band in chicago in 1923 louis armstrong is kneeling from left to right behind him are honore dutrey baby dodds king oliver lil hardin bill johnson and johnny dodds

Bill and Ruth Reinhardt, owners of Jazz Ltd., with Sidney Bechet, 1949

Bill and Ruth Reinhardt, owners of Jazz Ltd., with Sidney Bechet, 1949

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