[Dixielandjazz] Dixieland Bands in the 1950's

Dan Augustine ds.augustine at mail.utexas.edu
Thu Mar 4 11:48:14 PST 2004

     Here's something that could never have been even tried before the 
internet came along.  (Oh, well, yeah, i guess we could all have 
exchanged letters with each other, if we knew who 'each other' were 
and had a lot of time and carbon-paper (remember that?), but get 
     About a year ago i posted a question to the DJML about what 
dixieland bands were active and playing in the 1950's, as i seem to 
be trying to collect recordings from then.  I got a number of great 
responses, but i wasn't able to devote the time to following up on it 
until now (i just retired).
     The following (sorry for the length, but we can't do attachments) 
is a list of the band names and their principal person (if known) 
that various of us came up with.  Yes, i stripped off the name of the 
band's leader from the band-name, but it's over in the right column.
     If you feel the inclination and have the time, please check this 
list and send me any corrections or additions you detect.  So far as 
i know, there is no book, periodical, or website that has this 
information, so we'll be doing original research here, suitable for 
publication and (dare i say it) vast profits (in our dreams).  Any 
other little interesting tidbits you may recall about the bands or 
players (like the cities or countries they played in, stories about 
them or their gigs, etc.) will be lagniappe.  Also, were any of them 
ever on TV?  (I just received a DVD of the Firehouse Five, Red 
Nichols, and Pete Daily with film performances from 1950-51, so i'm 
interested.)  Thanks.


(Note: the following is more readable in a fixed-width font like Courier.)

All-Stars, Eddie Condon's                        Condon, Eddie
All-Stars, Louis Armstrong's                     Armstrong, Louis
Alvin, Danny JB                                  Alvin, Danny
Ball, Kenny JB                                   Ball, Kenny
Barbarin, Paul JB                                Barbarin, Paul
Barber, Chris JB                                 Barber, Chris
Barrett, Sweet Emma JB                           Barrett, Emma
Basin Street Six with Girard & Fountain          Girard, George
Bay City JB                                      Bay City
Beale Street Stompers                            Beale Street Stompers
Bechet, Sidney JB   at Ryan's till Feb 1950.     Bechet, Sidney
Bell, Graeme JB                                  Bell, Graeme
Beverly Hills Unlisted JB                        Janis, Conrad
Blue Blowers                                     Lucas, Johnny
Boilermakers JB                                  Boilermakers
Boll Weevil JB                                   Boll Weevil JB
Brown, Sandy JB                                  Brown, Sandy
Brunis, George JB                                Brunis, George
Buckner, Teddy Jazz Band in Los Angeles          Buckner, Teddy
Castle Jazz Band.                                Castle JB
Cell Block 7                                     Cell Block 7
Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin St.         Chamber Music Society
Chicago Loopers                                  Lavere
Chicagoans                                       Daily, Pete
Corb, Morty JB                                   Corb, Morty
Davenport, Wallace JB                            Davenport, Wallace
Delta Jazzmen                                    Daniels,Mike
Dixie Stompers                                   Dixie Stompers
Dixie Wildcats                                   Dixie Wildcats
Dixieland Rhythm Kings                           Mayl, Gene
Dixieland Saints Jazz Band                       Gumpert, Don
Dixielanders                                     Welsh, Alex
Dukes of Dixieland (Assuntos)                    Assuntos
Dutch Swing College Band                         Dutch Swing College Band
El Dorado JB                                     Leigh, Jim
Evans, Doc JB                                    Evans, Doc
Fine, Jack JB at The Cinderella Club             Fine, Jack
Firehouse Five Plus Two                          Kimball, Ward
Fountain, Pete JB                                Fountain, Pete
Frisco JB                                        Scobey, Bob
Gloom Chasers (Greenville Ave. in Dallas)        Baker, Hal
Golden State JB                                  Golden State JB
Happy Jazz Band                                  Cullum, Jim (Sr. & Jr.)
Hines, Fatha JB (Hangover in Frisco)             Hines, Fatha
Hirt, Al JB                                      Hirt, Al
Hodes, Art JB                                    Hodes, Art
Hunt, Pee Wee JB                                 Hunt, Pee Wee
Irwin, Pee Wee JB at Nick's                      Irwin, Pee Wee
Jackson, Franz  Original Jass Allstars.          Jackson, Franz
Jazz Ltd. Band                                   Ingle, Don
Jazzmen                                          Colyer, Ken
Kings of Dixieland                               Matlock, Matty
Kings of Dixleland (Sharkey Bonano's)            Bonano, Sharkey
Laurie, Cy JB                                    Laurie, Cy
Left Bank Bearcats                               Left Bank Bearcats
Levee Loungers                                   Lamare, Nappy
Lewis, George JB     at Childs                   Lewis, George
Lyttelton, Humphrey JB                           Lyttelton, Humphrey
Manhattan JB                                     Maxted, Billy
McPartland, Jimmy JB                             McPartland, Jimmy
Mound City Six                                   Gardner, Sam
Murphy, Turk JB                                  Murphy, Turk
Napoleon, Phil JB at Nick's                      Napoleon, Phil
New New Orleans JB                               De Paris, Wilbur
Nichols, Red & Five Pennies                      Nichols, Red
Original Saints and Sinners Jazz Band            Howard, Darnell
Original Salty Dogs JB                           Original Salty Dogs JB
Ory, Kid JB (at Beverly Caverns in LA)           Ory, Kid
Palmer, Singleton  JB                            Palmer, Singleton
Paramount Jazz Band                              Bilk, Acker
Parenti, Tony JB                                 Parenti, Tony
Pecora, Santa JB in N.O.                         Pecora, Santo
Polecats                                         Oxtot, Dick
Prima, Louis JB                                  Prima, Louis
Ragtimers                                        McHargue, Rosy
River Boat Five                                  River Boat Five
Rollo, Preacher JB                               Rollo, Preacher
Saints Jazz Band                                 Saints Jazz Band
Salt City 6                                      Maheu, Jack (Mayhew?)
Schnicklefritz JB                                Fisher. Freddie
Sextette from Hunger                             Skrivanic, Eddie
Shavers, Charlie JB at the Metropole             Shavers, Charlie
Smugtown Stompers                                Taylor, Bud
South Frisco Jazz Band (Huntington Beach, CA)    South Frisco Jazz Band
Southampton Dixie Racing and Clambake Society Jazz Band
                                                  Southampton Dixie RCSJB
Southern Jazz Band                               Silk, Eric
Southern Stompers                                Lane, Steve
St Louis Ragtimers                               St. Louis Ragtimers
State St. Seven                                  O'Brien, Floyd
Teagarden, Charlie JB (Vegas, Silver Slipper)    Teagarden, Charlie
Teagarden, Jack JB                               Teagarden, Jack
Tigertown Five                                   Rubin, Stan
Vesley's, Ted JB                                 Vesley, Ted
Village Stompers                                 Village Stompers
Wettling, George JB                              Wettling, George
Wilber, Bob JB at Stuyvesant Casino              Wilber, Bob
Yerba Buena JB                                   Watters, Lu
Yorkshire Jazz Band                              Yorkshire Jazz Band
**  Dan Augustine     Austin, Texas     ds.augustine at mail.utexas.edu  **
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