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These sides were both produced in New York City on October 11th 1924 featuring Bix Beiderbecke cornet, Miff Mole trombone, Frank Trumbauer c-melody sax, Rube Bloom piano, Min Leibrook tuba, and Vic Moore drums.

*"Flock O' Blues" was composed by Rube Bloom.

*"I'm Glad" was composed by Orie Franklin Trumbauer.

After leaving the "Wolverine Orchestra" to join Jean Goldkette in 1924, Bix Beiderbecke and his new band-mates Frankie Trumbauer and Miff Mole teamed up with two "Wolverines" members to record this session. It would be the first of many recorded collaborations between Trumbauer and Bix.

This band came to be billed under the name "Sioux City Six" as the result of a particle joke played on Bix Beiderbecke by Miff Mole. Bix had wanted the group's name to appear on the record as the "Davenport Six", in tribute to his hometown in Iowa. However after Bix left the studio, as a joke, Miff Mole convinced the recording engineer to change the group's name to the "Sioux City Six". When the record finally came out and he saw the label Bix was reportedly furious ! -(The significance of this joke was that Sioux City is located on the opposite side of Iowa as Davenport.)

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