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Recorded in New York City on August 21st 1924 with Elmer Chambers and Howard Scott cornet, Charlie Green trombone & baritone horn, Don Redman clarinet & alto sax, Coleman Hawkins clarinet, tenor, & bass sax, Fletcher Henderson piano, Charlie Dixon banjo, Ralph Escudero tuba, and Kaiser Marshall drums.

*"That's Georgia" was composed with lyrics by Haven Gillespie, George A. Little, and Larry Shay.

All information and quotes are either from Walter C. Allen's "Hendersonia" or from my own ears (and I play both trombone and baritone horn): p.113 "Charlie Green begins to appear as a soloist on Henderson recordings at this time" (late July 1924.) and more comments about Green and his solo on "The Gouge of Armour Avenue (July 31, 1924.) P.122: "That's Georgia" was recorded on August 21st 1924, by which time Green was well established in Fletcher's group, replacing Teddy Nixon". 3rd photo following p. 176: Green is seen in Fletcher's band with his baritone horn in front of his left leg. As for identifying this as a baritone horn solo, as opposed to a slide trombone solo, I ask you and anyone else to listen to it and hear what are obviously fast fingering valve licks by Green. None of his other solos sound like this. NIxon was long gone by the time of this date. I hope that establishes my opinion. -Dan Weinstein

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