New Orleans Wanderers

The New Orleans Wanderers was the name under which Lil Hardin recorded with members of Louis Armstrong's Hot Five on a 1926 session for Columbia. Armstrong himself was unable to appear since he was under contract to Okeh, although he collaborated with Hardin on three of the four songs. Four further songs were released by the same musicians under the name New Orleans Bootblacks. His place was taken by George Mitchell.

The members of the Hot Five were Lil Hardin on piano, Kid Ory on trombone, Johnny St. Cyr on banjo and Johnny Dodds on clarinet. George Mitchell played the cornet. The tunes (all written by Louis Armstrong) were:

As New Orleans Wanderers (recorded Chicago, July 13, 1926):

  • "Gate Mouth"
  • "Too Tight"
  • "Perdido Street Blues"
  • "Papa Dip"

As New Orleans Bootblacks (recorded Chicago, July 14, 1926):

  • "I Can't Say"
  • "Mixed Salad"
  • "Mad Dog"
  • "Flat Foot"

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926

Roles Represented in DAHR: Musical group

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W142426 10-in. 7/13/1926 Perdido Street blues New Orleans Wanderers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W142427 10-in. 7/13/1926 Gate mouth New Orleans Wanderers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W142428 10-in. 7/13/1926 Too tight New Orleans Wanderers Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia W142429 10-in. 7/13/1926 Papa Dip New Orleans Wanderers Jazz/dance band Musical group  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "New Orleans Wanderers," accessed August 1, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105564.

New Orleans Wanderers. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 1, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105564.

"New Orleans Wanderers." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 1 August 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105564

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