[Dixielandjazz] Dixieland Bands in the 1950's

Robert S. Ringwald ringwald at calweb.com
Thu Mar 4 14:46:33 PST 2004

Don't forget our own Listmate's band, Burt Wilson & the Silver Dollar Jazz
Band, the first band to have a steady gig in the first Shakey's Pizza Parlor
in Sacramento in (I believe) 1954.

mr.wonderful at ringwald.com
Placerville, CA, USA, Earth, Sol's System, Milky Way
Amateur (ham) Radio Station K6YBV
Fulton Street Jazz Band
See: http://www.ringwald.com
Boondockers Jazz & Comedy Band
See: http://www.theboondockers.com

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dan Augustine" <ds.augustine at mail.utexas.edu>
To: "DJML" <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2004 9:48 AM
Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Dixieland Bands in the 1950's

> Folks--
>      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
> real.)
>      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.
>      Dan
> (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  **
> **     "Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend.                **
> **      Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." -- Groucho Marx      **
> **--------------------------------------------------------------------**
> _______________________________________________
> Dixielandjazz mailing list
> Dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com
> http://ml.islandnet.com/mailman/listinfo/dixielandjazz

More information about the Dixielandjazz mailing list