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 76-100 of 140 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh W82056 10-in. 12/13/1927 Savoy blues Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, clarinet  
OKeh W82076 10-in. 12/15/1927 My baby Chicago Footwarmers Jazz/dance quartet instrumentalist, clarinet  
OKeh W82077 10-in. 12/15/1927 Oriental man Chicago Footwarmers Jazz/dance quartet instrumentalist, clarinet  
OKeh W400977 10-in. 7/2/1928 Get 'em again blues Chicago Footwarmers ; Johnny Dodds Jazz/dance sextet leader, instrumentalist, clarinet  
OKeh W400978 10-in. 7/2/1928 Brush stomp Chicago Footwarmers Jazz/dance sextet leader, instrumentalist, clarinet  
OKeh W400979 10-in. 7/2/1928 My girl Chicago Footwarmers ; Johnny Dodds Jazz/dance sextet leader, instrumentalist, clarinet  
OKeh W400986 10-in. 7/3/1928 Sweep 'em clean Chicago Footwarmers Jazz/dance sextet leader, instrumentalist, clarinet  
OKeh W400987 10-in. 7/3/1928 Lady love Chicago Footwarmers Jazz/dance sextet leader, instrumentalist, clarinet  
OKeh W400988 10-in. 7/3/1928 Brown Bottom Bess Chicago Footwarmers Jazz/dance sextet leader, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Brunswick C3936 10-in. 7/24/1929 Forty and tight Beale Street Washboard Band Jazz/dance ensemble leader  
Brunswick C3937 10-in. 7/24/1929 Piggly wiggly Beale Street Washboard Band Jazz/dance ensemble leader  
Brunswick C775-C776 10-in. 4/21/1927 San Johnny Dodds Clarinet solo, with piano and guitar instrumentalist, clarinet  
Brunswick C777-C778 10-in. 4/21/1927 Oh Lizzie (A lover's lament) Johnny Dodds Clarinet solo, with piano and guitar instrumentalist, clarinet  
Brunswick C779-C780 10-in. 4/21/1927 The new St. Louis blues Johnny Dodds Clarinet solo, with piano and guitar instrumentalist, clarinet  
Brunswick C781-C782 10-in. 4/21/1927 Clarinet wobble Johnny Dodds Clarinet solo, with piano and guitar composer, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Brunswick C783-C784 10-in. 4/21/1927 Easy come easy go blues Jimmy Bertrand's Washboard Wizards Instrumental quartet instrumentalist, clarinet  
Brunswick C785-C786 10-in. 4/21/1927 The blues stampede Jimmy Bertrand's Washboard Wizards Instrumental quartet instrumentalist, clarinet  
Brunswick C787-C788 10-in. 4/21/1927 I’m goin’ huntin’ Jimmy Bertrand's Washboard Wizards Instrumental quartet instrumentalist, clarinet  
Brunswick C789-C790 10-in. 4/21/1927 If you want to be my sugar papa (You gotta be sweet to me) Jimmy Bertrand's Washboard Wizards Instrumental quartet instrumentalist, clarinet  
Brunswick C791-C793 10-in. 4/22/1927 Weary blues Black Bottom Stompers ; Johnny Dodds Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick C794-C795 10-in. 4/22/1927 New Orleans stomp Black Bottom Stompers ; Johnny Dodds Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick C796-C797 10-in. 4/22/1927 Wild man blues Black Bottom Stompers ; Johnny Dodds Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick C798-C799 10-in. 4/22/1927 Melancholy Black Bottom Stompers ; Johnny Dodds Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick C1237-C1238 10-in. 10/7/1927 Come on and stomp stomp stomp Black Bottom Stompers ; Johnny Dodds Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick C1239-C1241 10-in. 10/7/1927 After you’ve gone Black Bottom Stompers ; Johnny Dodds Jazz/dance band leader  
(Results 76-100 of 140 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Dodds, Johnny," accessed June 19, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103887.

Dodds, Johnny. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 19, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103887.

"Dodds, Johnny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 19 June 2024.

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