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.

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: Musical group, composer

Notes: 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.

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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 May 17, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105054.

New Orleans Rhythm Kings. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 17, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105054.

"New Orleans Rhythm Kings." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 17 May 2022.

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

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