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"Lytell's First Solo Recording"


Recorded in New York City on February 8th 1926 featuring Jimmy Lytell clarinet, Frank Signorelli piano,
and unknown guitar.

*"Down Town Fling" was composed by Frank Signorelli and Castro Carrazo.

Jimmy Lytell was an underrated New York clarinetist when he first appeared on record as a member of small jazz assemblies including the "Original Indiana Five" (1921), the "Original Dixieland Jazz Band" (1922-24), and the "Original Memphis Five" (1922-25).

But then in 1926, Lytell started being featured on record as a soloist initially billed as "The Three Barbers".

Inevitably these early attempts showcasing Jimmy Lytell's incredible talent would eventually lead to sides released under his own name.

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