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Black Birds Of Paradise


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This record was cut in Birmingham, Alabama on July 9th 1927 with Philmore 'Shorty' Hall cornet, William 'Buddy' Howard trombone and leader, James Bell clarinet and alto sax, William Boyd tenor and alto sax, Melvin Small piano, Tom Ivery banjo, Ivory Johnson bass brass, and Sam Bordees drums.

*"Bugahoma Blues" was composed by William Howard.

Philmore "Shorty" Hall, cornetist in the "Black Birds Of Paradise" would later teach trumpet to
Dizzy Gillespie while Gillespie was attending high school in North Carolina.

This recording represents one of the six sides produced at their first and only recording session,
although the band was active from 1925 up until 1931.

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