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Feat. Jules Levy Jr.


This side was cut in New York City by the "Tennessee Ten" on June 7th 1923 with Jules Levy Jr. and Phil Napoleon trumpets, Charles Panelli trombone, Jimmy Lytell clarinet, Rudy Wiedoeft and unknown alto sax, Frank Signorelli piano, John Cali banjo, John Helleberg tuba, and Jack Roth drums.

*"Gulf Coast Blues-Sugar Blues" Medley Fox Trot is credited to Clarence Williams.

A studio band for Victor Records the "Tennessee Ten" was a white jazz dream band featuring many of the label's top selling artists.

This side hosts the interesting pairing of Phil Napoleon and Jules Levy Jr. a brilliant trumpeter and cornetist who commonly worked with Joseph Samuels. Levy's father, from whom he seems to have inherited much, was also a famous musician once billed as "The World's Greatest Cornetist".

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