[Dixielandjazz] Bands in the 1950's

Dan Augustine ds.augustine at mail.utexas.edu
Mon Feb 24 08:57:32 PST 2003

    OK, folks, since we have been having a moment of silence that has gotten out of hand, here's something to think about: what OKOM bands were active and well-known in the 1950's?  I'm not talking about individual players, but BANDS, and preferably nationally or internationally known ones.  Ready?  Here's a few, and what are some others?  I'm only going to list a few of the ones i know about as a starter, but i have lots i won't mention yet.  Think about who was appearing on TV, in nightclubs, and also what bands were fairly well known in a particular city or region or state or country. (Now, just 'cause i don't mention a band, don't think i don't know about them; i want to have people submit names.)

Dukes of Dixieland (Assuntos)
Firehouse Five Plus Two
Al Hirt
Turk Murphy
Jack Teagarden
Bob Scobey
Wilbur De Paris
Boll Weevil
Louis Armstrong
Original Salty Dogs
Lu Watters
Eddie Condon
Chris Barber

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