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Johnny Bayersdorffer

Johnny Bayersdorffer (4 September 1899 – 14 November 1969) was a New Orleans jazz cornetist and bandleader.

Bayersdorffer was a popular bandleader at the Spanish Fort resort on Bayou St. John by Lake Pontchartrain. He is best remembered to later generations for his 1920s recordings for Okeh Records. Bayersdorffer also played with Happy Schilling and Tony Parenti's bands.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 4, 1899 (New Orleans), Died November 14, 1969 (New Orleans)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1924

Roles Represented in DAHR: cornet, leader, composer

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh 8570 10-in. 3/17/1924 I wonder where my easy rider's riding now Johnny Bayersdorffer ; Jazzola Novelty Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader, composer  
OKeh 8571 10-in. 3/17/1924 The waffle man's call Johnny Bayersdorffer ; Jazzola Novelty Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bayersdorffer, Johnny," accessed February 22, 2024,

Bayersdorffer, Johnny. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 22, 2024, from

"Bayersdorffer, Johnny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 22 February 2024.

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