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"Dizzy Gillespie's Teacher"


This record was cut in Birmingham, Alabama on July 9th 1927 with Philmore "Shorty" Hall cornet, William "Buddy" Howard trombone & leader, James Bell clarinet & alto sax, William Boyd tenor & alto sax, Melvin Small piano, Tom Ivery banjo, Ivory Johnson bass brass, and Sam Bordees drums.

*"Bugahoma Blues" was composed by William Howard.

Philmore "Shorty" Hall the cornetist for the "Black Birds Of Paradise" would go on to teach trumpet to a youthful Dizzy Gillespie while the later was attending high school at the Laurinburg Institute in North Carolina.

This side is one of five produced at the "Black Birds'" first recording session (four for Gennett and one released on the Black Patti label) which represents almost the entirety of thier recorded output. They were active from 1925 up until 1931.

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