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 101-125 of 140 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick C1242-C1243 10-in. 10/7/1927 Joe Turner blues Black Bottom Stompers ; Johnny Dodds Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick C1244-C1245 10-in. 10/7/1927 When Erastus plays his old kazoo Black Bottom Stompers ; Johnny Dodds Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick KC592 10-in. Nov. 1929 Blue clarinet stomp Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Gennett 11383 10-in. 4/6/1923 Just gone King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Gennett 11384 10-in. 4/6/1923 Canal Street blues King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Gennett 11385 10-in. 4/6/1923 Mandy Lee blues King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Gennett 11386 10-in. 4/6/1923 I'm going away to wear you off my mind King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Gennett 11387 10-in. 4/6/1923 Chimes blues King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Gennett 11388 10-in. 4/6/1923 Weather bird rag King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Gennett 11389 10-in. 4/6/1923 Sugar foot stomp King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet  
Gennett 11390 10-in. 4/6/1923 Froggie Moore King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Gennett 11391 10-in. 4/6/1923 Snake rag King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Gennett 11632 10-in. 10/5/1923 When you leave me alone to pine King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Gennett 11633 10-in. 10/5/1923 Alligator hop King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Gennett 11634 10-in. 10/5/1923 That sweet something dear King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Gennett 11635 10-in. 10/5/1923 Zulu's Ball King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Gennett 11636 10-in. 10/5/1923 Working man blues King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Gennett 11637 10-in. 10/5/1923 Someday, sweetheart King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Gennett 11638 10-in. 10/5/1923 Krooked blues King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Gennett 11639 10-in. 10/5/1923 If you want my heart (You got to 'low it, babe) King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Gennett 12600 10-in. 2/23/1927 Dixieland stomp Melrose Dixieland Thumpers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Gennett 12611 10-in. 2/28/1927 Goo goo blues Melrose Dixieland Thumpers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Gennett 12612 10-in. 2/28/1927 Sweetness Melrose Dixieland Thumpers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Gennett 12613 10-in. 2/28/1927 47th Street stomp Melrose Dixieland Thumpers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Gennett 12614 10-in. 2/28/1927 Cootie stomp Melrose Dixieland Thumpers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
(Results 101-125 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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