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 were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 126-140 of 140 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Gennett 12989 10-in. 8/12/1927 There'll come a day Blythe's Blue Boys Instrumental quartet instrumentalist, clarinet  
Gennett 12990 10-in. 8/12/1927 The weary way blues Blythe's Blue Boys Instrumental quartet instrumentalist, clarinet  
Gennett 12991 10-in. 8/12/1927 Cootie stomp Blythe's Blue Boys Instrumental quartet instrumentalist, clarinet  
Gennett 13529 10-in. 3/8/1928 My baby State Street Ramblers [Blythe's Blue Boys] Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, clarinet  
Gennett 13530 10-in. 3/8/1928 Pleasure mad State Street Ramblers [Blythe's Blue Boys] Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, clarinet  
Gennett 13531 10-in. 3/8/1928 Oriental man State Street Ramblers Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 63189 10-in. 1/21/1938 Wild man blues Johnny Dodds and his Chicago Boys instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 63190 10-in. 1/21/1938 Melancholy Johnny Dodds and his Chicago Boys instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 63191 10-in. 1/21/1938 29th and Dearborn Johnny Dodds and his Chicago Boys instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 63192 10-in. 1/21/1938 Blues galore Johnny Dodds and his Chicago Boys instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 63193 10-in. 1/21/1938 Stack O'Lee blues Johnny Dodds and his Chicago Boys instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 63194 10-in. 1/21/1938 Shake your can Johnny Dodds and his Chicago Boys instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 93032 10-in. 6/5/1940 Red onion blues Johnny Dodds’ Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 93033 10-in. 6/5/1940 Gravier Street blues Johnny Dodds’ Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 20240 10-in. December 1927 Oriental man Dixieland Thumpers instrumentalist, clarinet  
(Results 126-140 of 140 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Dodds, Johnny," accessed June 18, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103887.

Dodds, Johnny. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 18, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103887.

"Dodds, Johnny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 18 June 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103887

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