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This recording was produced in Chicago on July 15th 1927 featuring Charles "Doc" Cooke director, Freddie Keppard and Elwood Graham trumpets, Bill Dawson and Fayette Williams trombone, Jimmie Noone clarinet & alto sax, Joe Poston alto sax, Billy Butler alto sax & violin, Clarence Owens tenor sax, Jerome Carrington piano, Johnny St Cyr banjo, Bill Newton tuba, and Andrew Hilaire drums.

*"Slue Foot" was composed by Arthur Lewis and Joe Sanders.

Although George Mitchell played on the December 1926 session Sidewalk Blues, at least it sounds like him, I am inclined to agree with Rust that the second trumpet not cornet by the way) here is Keppard.

Incidentally, the photo of the Cook band taken at the time of the June 1926 session shows both Graham and Keppard playing trumpets. Joe Oliver changed to trumpet late in 1925 and Armstrong early in 1927. Joe Smith always played trumpet, deliberately cultivating a cornet sounds in imitation of Bix! -Henry Davis

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