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Clarence Williams' Blue Five
This side was waxed on January 7th 1925 in New York City with members including Eva Toylor vocals, Louis Armstrong cornet, Sidney Bechet clarinet and soprano sax, and Clarence Williams piano and leader.
After touring the world with the "Josephine Gassman and Her Pickaninnies" vaudeville show since her per teens Eva Taylor settled in New York around 1920. There she established herself as a performer in Harlem nightspots and in 1922 made her first record for the African-American owned Black Swan Records, who billed her as "The Dixie Nightingale." She wed pianist Clarence Williams who was at the time a producer for Okeh Records. The newlyweds worked together on radio and continues to record together through the 1930s. Their legacy includes numbers made as the Clarence Williams' "Blue Five" in the mid-1920s that featured Sidney Bechet and Louis Armstrong.
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