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King Oliver

Joseph Nathan "King" Oliver (December 19, 1881 – April 10, 1938) was an American jazz cornet player and bandleader. He was particularly recognized for his playing style and his pioneering use of mutes in jazz. Also a notable composer, he wrote many tunes still played today, including "Dippermouth Blues", "Sweet Like This", "Canal Street Blues", and "Doctor Jazz". He was the mentor and teacher of Louis Armstrong. His influence was such that Armstrong claimed, "if it had not been for Joe Oliver, Jazz would not be what it is today."

Birth and Death Data: Born December 19, 1881 (New Orleans), Died April 10, 1938 (Savannah)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, cornet, composer, trumpet, director, songwriter, arranger, trombone

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Recordings (Results 26-50 of 160 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-58527 10-in. 1/28/1930 St. James Infirmary King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-58528 10-in. 1/28/1930 When you're smiling (The whole world smiles with you) King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-59525 10-in. 3/18/1930 I must have it King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-59526 10-in. 3/18/1930 Rhythm Club stomp King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-59527 10-in. 3/18/1930 You're just my type King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-59747 10-in. 4/10/1930 Edna King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-59748 10-in. 4/10/1930 Boogie woogie King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-59749 10-in. 4/10/1930 Mule face blues King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-62236 10-in. 5/22/1930 Struggle buggy King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-62237 10-in. 5/22/1930 Don't you think I love you? King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-62238 10-in. 5/22/1930 Olga King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-63134 10-in. 9/12/1930 What's the use of living without love George Bias ; King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-63135 10-in. 9/12/1930 (You were only) Passinig time with me George Bias ; King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-63639 10-in. 9/10/1930 Shake it and break it King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-63640 10-in. 9/10/1930 Stingaree blues King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-64013 10-in. 9/19/1930 Nelson stomp King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-64014 10-in. 9/19/1930 Stealing love King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-09689 10-in. 9/6/1937 Sugarfoot stomp Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-024428 10-in. 8/1/1938 Dipper mouth Larry Clinton Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-028140 10-in. 10/21/1938 Sugar foot stomp Jan Savitt ; Top Hatters Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-037192 10-in. 6/6/1939 Sugar foot stomp The Pied Pipers Mixed vocal ensemble and instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-041362 10-in. 9/28/1939 West End blues Jelly Roll Morton ; New Orleans Jazzmen Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-043377 10-in. 11/10/1939 Dipper mouth blues Ragtime Band [Muggsy Spanier] Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 81300 10-in. 10/15/1923 Chattanooga stomp King Oliver’s Jazz Band Jazz/dance band songwriter, leader  
Columbia 81301 10-in. 10/15/1923 Junk man blues King Oliver’s Jazz Band Jazz/dance band composer, leader  
(Results 26-50 of 160 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Oliver, King," accessed May 28, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104809.

Oliver, King. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 28, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104809.

"Oliver, King." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 28 May 2022.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104809

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