(August 16th 1888 - February 17th 1943)
Armand John "A.J." Piron was born in New Orleans in 1888 where he was a talented violinist and composer. In 1915 he became the publishing partner of Clarence Williams and in 1919 wrote his best known composition "I Wish That I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate". In 1917 after a brief tour with W.C. Handy, Piron returned to his hometown where he formed his own orchestra and found jobs at a variety of venues from amusement parks to all white country clubs.
Striving for National success in 1923 Armand Piron took his orchestra to New York City and landed a residency at the Roseland Ballroom. However the band grew homesick and voted to leave hastening their return early the following year.
Bouncing Around (2:50)
Kiss Me Sweet (2:42)
Mama's Gone, Goodbye (3:00)
New Orleans Wiggle (2:53)
Sud Bustin' Blues (3:14)
West Indies Blues (2:57)