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King Oliver

cor, 1881-1938 US, Ascension Parish
Musician / Composer of Jazz
A.k.a. Joseph Joe Oliver

Joseph Nathan Oliver (December 19, 1881 – April 10, 1938) better known as King Oliver or Joe Oliver, was an American jazz cornet player and bandleader. He was particularly recognized for his playing style and his pioneering use of mutes in jazz. Also a notable composer, he wrote many tunes still played today including "Dippermouth Blues", "Sweet Like This", "Canal Street Blues", and "Doctor Jazz". He was the mentor and teacher of Louis Armstrong. His influence was such that Armstrong claimed, "if it had not been for Joe Oliver, Jazz would not be what it is today."

  • Cornet
  • Trumpet
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Jazz
  • Blues
  • Pop
Popular Tracks   
Speakeasy Blues on Papa Joe by King Oliver
Mahogany Hall Stomp on King of the Blues by King Oliver
When You're Smiling on Papa Joe by King Oliver
A Sheridan Square on King Oliver Plays the Blues by King Oliver
Snake Rag - Remastered on The Legend of King Oliver by King Oliver
Black Snake Blues on Papa Joe by King Oliver
Out of Nowhere on Back O'Town by King Oliver
Don't You Think I Love You on Papa Joe by King Oliver
Rhythm Club Stomp on King Oliver Plays the Blues by King Oliver
Dipper Mouth Blues, Pt. 1 on The Complete Joseph King Oliver, Vol.1 by King Oliver

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Title Artist Year Type
King Oliver And His All Stars BandKing Oliver2017Compil.
West End BluesKing Oliver2011Compil.
West End BluesKing Oliver2011Compil.
I'll Still Be KingKing Oliver2011Compil.
Blues Singers And Hot Bands On Okeh, 1924-1929King Oliver2008Compil.
Off The Record: The Complete 1923 Jazz Band RecordingsKing Oliver2006Compil.
The Legendary King Oliver 1930 RecordingsKing Oliver2004Compil.
Oh Play That Thing!King Oliver2003Compil.
The Alternative Takes in Chronological Order (1923-1930)King Oliver, Luis Russell2001Compil.
Working Man BluesKing Oliver2000Compil.
Farewell Blues: Vocalion & Brunswick Recordings Volume 2King Oliver2000Compil.
Hometown BluesKing Oliver2000Compil.
Sugar Foot Stomp. Vocalion And Brunswick Recordings Volume 1King Oliver2000Compil.
Riverside BluesKing Oliver2000Compil.
Great Original Performances 1923-1930King Oliver1998Compil.
Louis Armstrong, King Oliver & Ma Rainey (New Orleans)Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, Ma Rainey1997Compil.
Snag ItKing Oliver1997Compil.
Room Rent Blues / Dippermouth Blues / High Society / Sobbin' BluesKing Oliver1996Single
Dippermouth BluesKing Oliver1996Compil.
Dippermouth Blues His 25 GreatestKing Oliver1996Compil.
The Classic YearsKing Oliver1995Compil.
Jazz & Blues Collection Vol. 20King Oliver1995Compil.
1923 - 1930King Oliver1994Compil.
Louis Armstrong With King Oliver Vol. 1Louis Armstrong With King Oliver1994Compil.
The Complete Joseph "King" Oliver Heritage Volume 2 - 1923-1926King Oliver1992Compil.
King Oliver And His Creole Jazz Band 1923King Oliver1992Compil.
Rare Recordings & AlternatesKing Oliver1992Compil.
Sugar Foot Stomp (The Original Decca Recordings)King Oliver1992Compil.
Volume One - Great Original Performances 1923-1929King Oliver1992Compil.
Creole Jazz Band Vol. 1King Oliver1991Compil.
Volume One (1929-1930)King Oliver1991Compil.
King Oliver Vol 2 1927-1930King Oliver1991Compil.
The KingKing Oliver1991Compil.
The King Of New OrleansKing Oliver1991Compil.
Complete Vocalion/Brunswick Recordings 1926-1931King Oliver1991Compil.
Shake It & Break ItKing Oliver1990Compil.
Willie The WeeperKing Oliver1989Compil.
The New York Sessions (1929-1930)King Oliver1989Compil.
The King Oliver Collection - 20 Golden GreatsKing Oliver1987Compil.
King OliverKing Oliver1985Compil.
1923 - 1931King Oliver1984Compil.
Kings Of New Orleans JazzJelly Roll Morton / King Oliver / Sidney Bechet1983Compil.
King OliverKing Oliver1977Compil.
West End Blues (1929)King Oliver1976Compil.
Farewell Blues (1927 - 1928)King Oliver1976Compil.
I'm Crazy 'Bout My Baby (1930 - 1931)King Oliver1976Compil.
"Snag It" (1926-1927)King Oliver1976Compil.
Frankie And Johnny (1929 - 1930)King Oliver1976Compil.
"The Blues Heritage" / " I Remember ... Louis"King Oliver / Louis Armstrong / Bessie Smith1975Compil.
Louis Armstrong And King OliverLouis Armstrong And King Oliver1974Compil.
The Blues HeritageKing Oliver / Louis Armstrong / Bessie Smith1973Compil.
Snag It!King Oliver1973Compil.
Volume 2 (1929 - 1930)King Oliver1972Compil.
King Oliver 1929-1930King Oliver1972Compil.
King Oliver BluesKing Oliver1972Compil.
New Orleans ShoutKing Oliver1971Compil.
Midnight StompClarence Williams And His Orchestra Featuring King Oliver1971Compil.
La Leggenda del JazzLouis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver, Sidney Bechet, Fats Waller, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker, Sonny Rollins1969Compil.
King OliverKing Oliver1969Single
Volume 3King Oliver1966Single
King Oliver And Fletcher HendersonKing Oliver And Fletcher Henderson1964Compil.
1928-1929King Oliver1961Single
King OliverKing Oliver1959Single
New Orleans ShoutKing Oliver1959Compil.
Marie Claire - Un Soir En Louisiane Capitale Nouvelle OrléansLouis Armstrong & His Hot Five - King Oliver - Johnny Dodds - Kid Ory - Johnny Dunn1959Single
Jazz Pour Tous 2King Oliver1958Compil.
Back O' TownKing Oliver1956Compil.
King OliverKing Oliver1956Compil.
Petits Jazz Pour Tous 2King Oliver / Kid Ory1955Single
Clarence Williams And His OrchestraClarence Williams And His Orchestra1954Compil.
King Oliver's Uptown Jazz: The Harlem Period Of The King Of New OrleansKing Oliver1954Compil.
Vault OriginalsKing Oliver1953Single
Plays The BluesKing Oliver1953Compil.
Harlem Jazz '29Henry "Red" Allen, King OliverCompil.
Volume 3King OliverCompil.
The Immortal King OliverKing OliverCompil.
Louis Armstrong With King Oliver Vol. 2 - Jazz Archives No. 12Louis Armstrong With King OliverCompil.
Jazz GalleryKing OliverSingle
Volume 3 (1929-1931)King Oliver - Dave NelsonCompil.
Volume 2 1927-1928King OliverCompil.
Tom Cat Blues / King Porter StompKing Oliver And Jelly Roll MortonAlbum
The Music Of King Oliver & Kid OryKing Oliver, Kid OryCompil.
The Great 1923 GennettsKing OliverCompil.
Lincoln GardensKing OliverCompil.
Jazz GalleryKing OliverSingle
1928-29King OliverCompil.
Papa Joe (1926-1928)King OliverCompil.
Memphis Shake / Stealing LoveDixieland Jug Blowers / King Oliver With Dave Nelson And His OrchestraAlbum
Jazz Archiv Special SeriesKing OliverSingle
Papa Joe (1926-1928)King OliverCompil.
Volume TwoKing OliverCompil.
Volume 1King OliverCompil.
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