New Orleans Rhythm Kings

The New Orleans Rhythm Kings (NORK) were one of the most influential jazz bands of the early to mid-1920s. The band included New Orleans and Chicago musicians who helped shape Chicago jazz and influenced many younger jazz musicians.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1922, Died 1925

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: Musical group, composer

Notes: Previously known as the Friars Society Orchestra. Previously known as the Friars Society Orchestra. Composition attribution in U.S. Copyright Office files list the group name, as well as the individuals' names: Leon Roppolo, Paul Mares, Benny Pollack, Geo. Brunies, and Mel Stitzel. Listing for the New Orleans Rhythm Kings.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-32125 10-in. 3/26/1925 She's cryin' for me New Orleans Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-32126 10-in. 3/26/1925 Everybody loves somebody blues (but nobody loves me) New Orleans Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor BS-024039 10-in. 7/15/1938 Tin roof blues Scat Powell ; Willie Farmer Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-031538 10-in. 1/20/1939 Tin roof blues Charlie Barnet Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh 8902 10-in. 1/23/1925 Baby Original New Orleans Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band Musical group  
OKeh 8903 10-in. 1/23/1925 I never knew what a gal could do Original New Orleans Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band Musical group  
OKeh 8904 10-in. 1/23/1925 She's crying for me blues Original New Orleans Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band Musical group  
OKeh 8905 10-in. 1/23/1925 Golden leaf strut Original New Orleans Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Brunswick E27684 10-in. 6/11/1928 Tin roof blues Dixie Syncopators ; King Oliver Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick E6658-E6660 10-in. 10/13/1927 Tin roof blues Dixie Syncopators ; King Oliver Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick E6808-E6809 10-in. 11/18/1927 Tin roof blues Dixie Syncopators ; King Oliver Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick E7172-E7173 10-in. 2/25/1928 Tin roof blues Dixie Syncopators ; King Oliver Jazz/dance band composer  
Decca 38608 10-in. 9/12/1934 San Antonio shout New Orleans Rhythm Kings Musical group  
Decca 38609 10-in. 9/12/1934 Tin roof blues New Orleans Rhythm Kings Musical group  
Decca 38610 10-in. 9/12/1934 Panama New Orleans Rhythm Kings Musical group  
Decca 38611 10-in. 9/12/1934 Jazz it blues New Orleans Rhythm Kings Musical group  
Decca 38734 10-in. 9/26/1934 Bluin' the blues New Orleans Rhythm Kings Musical group  
Decca 38735 10-in. 9/26/1934 Ostrich walk New Orleans Rhythm Kings Musical group  
Decca 38736 10-in. 9/26/1934 Original Dixieland one-step New Orleans Rhythm Kings Musical group  
Decca 38737 10-in. 9/26/1934 Sensation New Orleans Rhythm Kings Musical group  
Decca 39378 10-in. 2/20/1935 Baby brown New Orleans Rhythm Kings Musical group  
Decca 39379 10-in. 2/20/1935 No lovers allowed New Orleans Rhythm Kings Musical group  
Decca 39380 10-in. 2/20/1935 (Oh! Susanna) Dust off that old piano New Orleans Rhythm Kings Musical group  
Decca 39381 10-in. 2/20/1935 Since we fell out of love New Orleans Rhythm Kings Musical group  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "New Orleans Rhythm Kings," accessed October 20, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105054.

New Orleans Rhythm Kings. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 20, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105054.

"New Orleans Rhythm Kings." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 20 October 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105054

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