Johnny Dodds

Born 12 April 1892. Died 8 August 1940
Johnny Dodds
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1892-04-12
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Johnny Dodds

Johnny Dodds Biography (BBC)

With a throbbing, bluesy tone, and great expressive feeling in his sound, Dodds was a supreme exponent of early New Orleans clarinet playing, and was a member of some of the finest ensembles of the classic jazz period of the 1920s. He took up clarinet in his home town of New Orleans in his late teens, and worked with Kid Ory and riverboat bandleader Fate Marable before joining King Oliver in 1919.

With Oliver he worked in Chicago and California, before returning to Chicago as a member of Oliver's Creole Jazz Band which also included Louis Armstrong. He eventually left OIiver to spend some years working with Freddie Keppard at Kelly's Stables, but all the while he recorded proliofically, and his best work is in his discs with Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, and his younger brother, drummer Baby Dodds (1989-1959).

He also appeared on various anonymous sessions, of which the finest are by the New Orleans Wanderers, including his famous Perdido Street Blues. He continued to lead a band in Chicago during the 1930s, and although the days of classic jazz were over, he made some fine discs in 1938 with Charlie Shavers and members of bassist John Kirby's band, as well as a last session with several old New Orleans colleagues in June 1940, just two months before his death.

Johnny Dodds Biography (Wikipedia)

Johnny Dodds (April 12, 1892 – August 8, 1940) was an American jazz clarinetist and alto saxophonist based in New Orleans, best known for his recordings under his own name and with bands such as those of Joe "King" Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, Lovie Austin and Louis Armstrong. Dodds (pronounced dots)[citation needed] was the older brother of the drummer Warren "Baby" Dodds, one of the first important jazz drummers. They worked together in the New Orleans Bootblacks in 1926. Dodds is an important figure in jazz history. He was the premier clarinetist of his era and, in recognition of his artistic contributions, he was posthumously inducted into the Jazz Hall of Fame. He has been described as "a prime architect in the creation of the Jazz Age."

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Memphis Shake
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Memphis Shake
Johnny Dodds
Salty Dog
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Salty Dog
Johnny Dodds
Heah Me Talkin' To Ya (Remastered)
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Heah Me Talkin' To Ya (Remastered)
Johnny Dodds
Melancholy
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Melancholy
Johnny Dodds
Blue Washboard Stomp
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Blue Washboard Stomp
Johnny Dodds
I'm Goin' Huntin
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I'm Goin' Huntin
Louis Armstrong
Potato Head Blues
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Potato Head Blues
Louis Armstrong
Willie The Weeper
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Willie The Weeper
Johnny Dodds
Perdido Street Blues
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Perdido Street Blues
Johnny Dodds and His Chicago Boys
Melancholy Blues
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Melancholy Blues
Louis Armstrong & Louis Armstrong
Potato Head Blues
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Potato Head Blues

Potato Head Blues

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Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong
Savoy Blues
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Savoy Blues
Johnny St. Cyr
Savoy Blues
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Savoy Blues

Savoy Blues

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Johnny St. Cyr
Kid Ory
Lonnie Johnson
Louis Armstrong
Lil Armstong
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Louis Armstrong
Johnny St. Cyr
Gully Low Blues
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Gully Low Blues

Gully Low Blues

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Louis Armstrong
Johnny St. Cyr
Drop That Sack
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Drop That Sack

Drop That Sack

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Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong
Ory’s Creole Trombone
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Ory’s Creole Trombone
Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five
Hotter Than That
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Hotter Than That
New Orleans Wanderers
Perdido Street Blues
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Perdido Street Blues
Louis Armstrong's Hot Seven
Potato Head Blues
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Potato Head Blues

Potato Head Blues

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Louis Armstrong's Hot Seven
Johnny Dodds
Heah Me Talkin' To Ya
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Heah Me Talkin' To Ya
King Oliver
I Ain't Gonna Tell Nobody
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I Ain't Gonna Tell Nobody
King Oliver
Mabel's Dream
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Mabel's Dream
King Oliver
Froggie Moore
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Froggie Moore
King Oliver
Riverside Blues
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Riverside Blues
Johnny St. Cyr
Buddy's Habits
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Buddy's Habits
Louis Armstrong
Dippermouth Blues
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Dippermouth Blues
Bud Scott
Sweet Lovin' Man
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Sweet Lovin' Man
Bud Scott
Snake Rag
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Snake Rag
King Oliver
Weather Bird Rag
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Weather Bird Rag
King Oliver
Mandy Lee Blues
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Mandy Lee Blues
King Oliver
Just Gone
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Just Gone
Bill Johnson, Charlie Alexander, Johnny Dodds & Johnny Dodds
Blue Clarinet Stomp (No.1)
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Blue Clarinet Stomp (No.1)

Blue Clarinet Stomp (No.1)

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Bill Johnson, Charlie Alexander, Johnny Dodds & Johnny Dodds
Lil Armstrong, Louis Armstrong, Johnny Dodds, Kid Ory & Johnny St. Cyr
My Heart
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My Heart

My Heart

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Lil Armstrong, Louis Armstrong, Johnny Dodds, Kid Ory & Johnny St. Cyr
Johnny Dodds
Bull Fiddle Blues
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Bull Fiddle Blues
Johnny Dodds
Blues Galore
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Blues Galore
Johnny Dodds
Flat Foot
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Flat Foot
Johnny Dodds
Mad Dog
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Mad Dog
Johnny Dodds
Johnny Dodds - Perdido Street Blues
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Johnny Dodds - Perdido Street Blues
Johnny Dodds
New St Louis Blues
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New St Louis Blues
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