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Fuzzy Wuzzy Rag

W.C. Handy's Orchestra of Memphis


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Feat. Jasper Taylor


Recorded in New York City on September 21st 1917 featuring featuring W C Handy cornet & director, Sylvester Bevard trombone, Wilson Townes and Alex Poole clarinet & alto sax, Nelson Kincaid and Charles Harris clarinet & tenor sax, Edward Alexander, Darnell Howard, and William Tyler violins, Henry Graves cello, Charles Hillman piano, Archie Walls bass brass, and Jasper Taylor drums & xylophone.

*"Fuzzy Wuzzy Rag" was composed by Al Morton.

Although he is far better known for his historic role as a "blues publisher", W.C. Handy also made recorded history as the second African American bandleader to make records. He would have been the first but "Wilbur Sweatman & His Jass Band" just beat him to it by only a few months (with recordings cut in April 1917).

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