Johnny Dodds

Johnny Dodds (; April 12, 1892 – August 8, 1940) was an American jazz clarinetist and alto saxophonist based in New Orleans, best known for his recordings under his own name and with bands such as those of Joe "King" Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, Lovie Austin and Louis Armstrong. Dodds was the older brother of the drummer Warren "Baby" Dodds, one of the first important jazz drummers. They worked together in the New Orleans Bootblacks in 1926. Dodds is an important figure in jazz history. He was the premier clarinetist of his era and, in recognition of his artistic contributions, he was posthumously inducted into the Jazz Hall of Fame. He has been described as "a prime architect in the creation of the Jazz Age."

Birth and Death Data: Born April 12, 1892 (New Orleans), Died August 8, 1940 (Chicago)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: clarinet, leader, composer

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Recordings (Results 26-50 of 140 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-48870 10-in. 2/7/1929 I'm a mighty tight woman Sippie Wallace Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BVE-48871 10-in. 2/7/1929 Ain't nobody home but me Sippie Wallace Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BVE-49863 10-in. 2/7/1929 Clarinetski Johnny Dodds' Trio Jazz/dance instrumental trio instrumentalist, clarinet, leader  
Columbia W142426 10-in. 7/13/1926 Perdido Street blues New Orleans Wanderers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
OKeh 8392 10-in. 6/22/1923 Sweet lovin' man King Oliver’s Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
OKeh 9471 10-in. 11/11/1925 Gambler's dream Hociel Thomas Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, clarinet  
OKeh 9472 10-in. 11/11/1925 Sunshine baby Hociel Thomas Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, clarinet  
OKeh 9473 10-in. 11/11/1925 Adam and Eve had the blues Louis Armstrong's Jazz Four ; Hociel Thomas Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
OKeh 9474 10-in. 11/11/1925 Put it where I can get it Louis Armstrong's Jazz Four ; Hociel Thomas Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, clarinet  
OKeh 9475 10-in. 11/11/1925 Wash woman blues Hociel Thomas Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, clarinet  
OKeh 9476 10-in. 11/11/1925 I've stopped my man Hociel Thomas Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, clarinet  
OKeh 9484 10-in. 11/12/1925 My heart Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, clarinet  
OKeh 9485 10-in. 11/12/1925 Yes! I'm in the barrel Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, clarinet  
OKeh 9486 10-in. 11/12/1925 Gut bucket blues Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, clarinet  
OKeh 9501 Not documented 2/22/1926 [Unknown title(s)] Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, clarinet  
OKeh 9502 Not documented 2/22/1926 [Unknown title(s)] Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, clarinet  
OKeh 9503 10-in. 2/22/1926 Come back, sweet papa Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, clarinet  
OKeh 9533 10-in. 2/26/1926 Georgia grind Lil Hardin Armstrong ; Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance ensemble, with female-male vocal duet instrumentalist, clarinet  
OKeh 9534 10-in. 2/26/1926 Heebie jeebies Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance ensemble, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet  
OKeh 9535 10-in. 2/26/1926 Cornet chop suey Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, clarinet  
OKeh 9536 10-in. 2/26/1926 Oriental strut Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, clarinet  
OKeh 9537 10-in. 2/26/1926 You're next Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, clarinet  
OKeh 9538 10-in. 2/26/1926 Muskrat ramble Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, clarinet  
OKeh 9729 10-in. 6/16/1926 Don't forget to mess around Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance ensemble, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet  
OKeh 9730 10-in. 6/16/1926 I'm gonna gitcha Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance ensemble, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet  
(Results 26-50 of 140 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Dodds, Johnny," accessed June 25, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103887.

Dodds, Johnny. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 25, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103887.

"Dodds, Johnny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 25 June 2024.

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