Leon Rappolo

Leon Joseph Roppolo (March 16, 1902 – October 5, 1943) was a prominent early jazz clarinetist, best known for his playing with the New Orleans Rhythm Kings. He also played saxophone and guitar.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 16th, 1902 (Lutcher), Died October 5th, 1943 (New Orleans)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: clarinet, songwriter


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick C1422-C1423 10-in. 1/10/1928 Milenberg joys Husk O'Hare's Wolverines Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Brunswick E6806-E6807 10-in. 11/18/1927 Farewell blues Dixie Syncopators ; King Oliver Jazz/dance band songwriter  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Rappolo, Leon," accessed October 26, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109945.

Rappolo, Leon. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 26, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109945.

"Rappolo, Leon." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 26 October 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109945


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