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Red Onion Blues

Johnny Dodds & His Orchestra


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"Johnny Dodds' Final Record"


Recorded in Chicago on June 5th 1940 featuring Natty Dominique cornet, Preston Jackson trombone, Johnny Dodds clarinet, Richard M Jones piano, Lonnie Johnson guitar, John Lindsey bass, and Baby Dodds drums.

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*"Red Onion Blues" was composed by Clarence Williams.

Surrounded by an ensemble comprised of some of his closest friends Johnny Dodds makes his final recorded appearance only two months before his death. The celebrated reed man had spent much of the previous decade in poor heath and was too ill to maintain his rigorous performance regiment of the 1920's, his most active period.

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