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Clarence Williams' Blue Five

Band,
Jazz and Blues

A series of sessions from 1923 to 1927 featuring some of the top jazz musicians and blues singers of the early '20's. With over 20 songs featuring Louis Armstrong, Clarence Williams group also featured luminaries such as Sidney Bechet and Coleman Hawkins.

        
Members
PortraitLouis Armstrong
tr, voc 1901-1971 US
PortraitSidney Bechet
ss, cl 1897-1959 US
PortraitBuster Bailey
cl 1902-1967 US
PortraitEddie Lang
g 1902-1933 US
PortraitDon Redman
as, voc 1900-1964 US
PortraitJabbo Smith
tr, voc *1908 US
Floyd Casey
wb, dr US
Ed Allen
cor, tr 1897-1974 US
PortraitEd Cuffee
tb 1902-1959 US
Buddy Christian
bj 1885-1958 US
PortraitCharlie Irvis
tb 1899-1939 US
Arville Harris
cl, as, ts 1904-1954 US
PortraitClarence Williams
p, voc 1893-1965 US
PortraitKing Oliver
cor 1881-1938 US
PortraitOmer Simeon
cl 1902-1959 US
PortraitThomas Morris
cor 1897-1945 US
Aaron Thompson
tb
John Masefield
tb
Leroy Harris
bj
John Mayfield
tb
Benny Moten
sax, b
Katherine Henderson
voc *1909 US
Howard Nelson
vn
Popular Tracks   
Cake Walking Babies (From Home) on Louis Armstrong: Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man 1923-1934 by Louis Armstrong
Wild Cat Blues (feat. Sidney Bechet) on Ken Burns Jazz-Sidney Bechet by Sidney Bechet
Pickin' On Your Baby on Louis Armstrong: Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man 1923-1934 by Louis Armstrong
Texas Moaner Blues - 78rpm Version on Louis Armstrong: Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man 1923-1934 by Louis Armstrong
Mandy, Make up Your Mind - 78rpm Version on Ken Burns Jazz-Sidney Bechet by Sidney Bechet
I'm a Little Blackbird on Ken Burns Jazz-Sidney Bechet by Sidney Bechet
Everybody Loves My Baby on Louis Armstrong: Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man 1923-1934 by Louis Armstrong
You Can't Shush Katie on Louis Armstrong: Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man 1923-1934 by Louis Armstrong
Papa De Da Da on Louis Armstrong: Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man 1923-1934 by Louis Armstrong
Cake Walking Babies from Home on Stomp and Swerve: American Music Gets Hot by Various Artists

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Band Membership
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Kansas City Man Blues / Oh Daddy BluesSidney Bechet With The Clarence Williams' Blue Five1995Album
Panorama Du JazzLouis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Clarence Williams' Blue Five1989Compil.
Complete Set Of 1923 RecordingsThomas Morris With His Past Jazz Masters And Clarence Williams' Blue Five1976Compil.
Coal Cart Blues / Texas Moaner BluesLouis Armstrong With Clarence Williams' Blue Five1974Album
Golden Age Of JazzClarence Williams' Blue Five1961Compil.
Sidney Bechet MemorialClarence Williams' Blue Five1960Compil.
Livin' High / Wit Till You See My BabyLouis Armstrong With Clarence Williams' Blue Five1952Album
Uncle Sammy Here I Am / Thriller BluesClarence Williams' Blue Five1941Album
I Never Knew What A Gal Could Do / Coal Cart BluesOriginal New Orleans Rhythm Kings / Clarence Williams' Blue Five1938Album
Black Snake Blues / Old Folks ShuffleClarence Williams' Blue Five1927Album
Carolina Bound / BaltimoreFive Harmaniacs / Clarence Williams' Blue Five1927Album
Shake That Thing / Get It FixedClarence Williams' Blue Five1926Album
I’m A Little Blackbird Looking For A Bluebird / Mandy, Make Up Your MindClarence Williams' Blue Five1925Album
Everybody Loves My Baby / Of All The Wrongs You Done To MeClarence Williams' Blue Five1925Album
Mean Blues / Shreveport BluesClarence Williams' Blue Five1924Album
I've Got The Yes! We Have No Banana Blues / Oh! Daddy BluesEva Taylor With Clarence Williams' Blue Five1923Album
Original Charleston Strut / If You Don't I Know Who WillEva Taylor And Clarence Williams' Blue Five1923Album
Kansas City Man Blues / Wild Cat BluesClarence Williams' Blue Five1923Album
Barefoot Blues / Do It A Long Time PapaEva Taylor And Clarence Williams' Blue Five1923Album
Atlanta Blues / Blind Man BluesSara Martin And Clarence Williams' Blue Five1923Album
Terrible Blues / Of All The Wrongs You Done To MeClarence Williams' Blue FiveAlbum
All The Wrongs / Everybody Loves My BabyClarence Williams' Blue FiveAlbum
Clarence Williams' Blue FiveClarence Williams' Blue FiveSingle
Louis Armstrong & Sidney BechetLouis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet With Clarence Williams' Blue FiveCompil.
Wild Cat BluesClarence Williams' Blue FiveCompil.
Volume ThreeClarence Williams' Blue Five Featuring Louis ArmstrongSingle
Back Room SpecialWilliams' Washboard Band, Clarence Williams' Blue Five, Clarence Williams' Novelty FourCompil.
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