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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

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 126-150 of 160 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick E6806-E6807 10-in. 11/18/1927 Farewell blues Dixie Syncopators ; King Oliver Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick E6808-E6809 10-in. 11/18/1927 Tin roof blues Dixie Syncopators ; King Oliver Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick E6810-E6811 10-in. 11/18/1927 Sobbin’ blues Dixie Syncopators ; King Oliver Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick E7172-E7173 10-in. 2/25/1928 Tin roof blues Dixie Syncopators ; King Oliver Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick E7174-E7175 10-in. 2/25/1928 Aunt Hagar’s blues Dixie Syncopators ; King Oliver Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick E7184-E7185 10-in. 3/3/1928 Who threw that rug Dixie Syncopators ; King Oliver Jazz/dance band leader, composer  
Brunswick E7186-E7187 10-in. 3/3/1928 Crab house blues Dixie Syncopators ; King Oliver Jazz/dance band leader, composer  
Brunswick E23879-E23880 10-in. 7/8/1927 Aunt Jemina Dixie Syncopators ; King Oliver Jazz/dance band leader, arranger  
Brunswick C530 10-in. 7/23/1926 Some day, sweetheart Dixie Syncopators ; King Oliver Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick C531 10-in. 7/23/1926 Messin’ around Dixie Syncopators ; King Oliver Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick C4470 10-in. 4/30/1930 Snag it Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick C4472 10-in. 5/1/1930 Snag it Andy Kirk ; Twelve Clouds of Joy Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick C195-C196 10-in. 4/21/1926 Deep Henderson Dixie Syncopators ; King Oliver Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick C225-C227 10-in. 4/23/1926 Jackass blues Dixie Syncopators ; King Oliver Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, cornet, leader  
Brunswick C369-C370 10-in. 5/29/1926 Sugar foot stomp Dixie Syncopators ; King Oliver Jazz/dance band leader, composer  
Brunswick C371-C372 10-in. 5/29/1926 Wa wa wa Dixie Syncopators ; King Oliver Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick C373-C374 10-in. 5/29/1926 The hobo’s prayer Dixie Syncopators ; King Oliver Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick C532-C533 10-in. 7/23/1926 Tack Annie Dixie Syncopators ; King Oliver Jazz/dance band leader, composer  
Brunswick C656-C657 10-in. 9/17/1926 Someday sweetheart Dixie Syncopators ; King Oliver Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick C658-C659 10-in. 9/17/1926 Dead man blues Dixie Syncopators ; King Oliver Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick C660-C661 10-in. 9/17/1926 New wang wang blues Dixie Syncopators ; King Oliver Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick C662-C663 10-in. 9/17/1926 Snag it Dixie Syncopators ; King Oliver Jazz/dance band leader, composer  
Brunswick C800-C802 10-in. 4/22/1927 Doctor Jazz Dixie Syncopators ; King Oliver Jazz/dance band leader, composer  
Brunswick C803-C805 10-in. 4/22/1927 Showboat shuffle Dixie Syncopators ; King Oliver Jazz/dance band leader, composer  
Brunswick C806-C807 10-in. 4/22/1927 Every tub Dixie Syncopators ; King Oliver Jazz/dance band leader, composer  
(Results 126-150 of 160 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Oliver, King," accessed May 27, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104809.

Oliver, King. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 27, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104809.

"Oliver, King." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 27 May 2022.

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

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