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King Oliver

(December 19th 1881 - April 10th 1938)

A highly influential cornetist and bandleader born Joseph Nathan Oliver in Aben, Louisiana in 1881. He is remembered as one of the original New Orleans jazz greats and for his revolutionary use of mutes. Most importantly King Oliver was the man responsible for launching Louis Armstrong's career in Chicago as a member of his "Creole Jazz Band".

Videos:

Alligator Hop (2:23)

Aunt Hagar's Blues (3:01)

Buddy's Habit (3:03)

Canal Street Blues (2:45)

Deep Henderson (3:19)

Dipper Mouth Blues (2:33)

I'm Through (2:56)

Jazzin' Babies Blues (2:59)

Just Gone (2:45)

King Porter (2:32)

Nelson Stomp (3:19)

Riverside Blues (2:52)

Snag It (3:12)

Sobbin' Blues (3:10)

Southern Stomps (2:50)

Speakeasy Blues (2:59)

Struggle Buggy (3:17)

Sweet Like This (3:32)

Tears (3:10)

The Trumpet's Prayer (3:16)

Tom Cat Blues (2:49)

Too Late (3:18)

Wa Wa Wa (2:43)

Weather Bird Rag (2:46)

Where Did You Stay Last Night? (2:35)

Zulu's Ball (2:39)

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