Chickasaw Syncopators - Columbia 14301 (1927)

Here's a group of students from Manassas High School in Tennessee who shared the same PE teacher...Jimmie Lunceford.

Charlie Douglas, Henry Clay, t / H. B. Hall, tb / Christopher Johnson, __ Williams, as / George Clarke, ts / Bobby Brown, p / Alfred Cahns, bj / Moses Allen, bb, preaching / Jimmy Crawford, d.

Recorded in Memphis on December 13, 1927.

Washboard Serenaders - Victor 38127 (1930)

From wikipedia...

Theodore Leroy "Teddy" Bunn (May 7, 1909 – July 20, 1978) was an American blues and jazz guitarist, vocalist, and composer.

Bunn was born in Freeport, New York. He had two brothers, Kenneth and Jimmy. Bunn's father played accordion and harmonica; his mother played organ in a church. Bunn was given a guitar by his father, who also gave him some basic instruction; apart from this, Bunn was self-taught. He never learned to read music, so played by ear.

In 1929 Bunn began recording with Duke Ellington as a guest performer. From 1929 to 1931, Bunn played with The Washboard Serenaders. He recorded with the Spirits of Rhythm from 1932 to 1937 and again from 1939 to 1941.

Bunn recorded with such musicians as Sidney Bechet, Hadda Brooks, Johnny Dodds, J.C. Higginbotham, Lionel Hampton and Jimmie Noone. Bunn played electric guitar from 1940. He recorded solo numbers for Blue Note Records in 1940.

By the 1970s Bunn played electric guitar almost exclusively in R&B bands. He suffered a stroke after joining Louis Jordan's band and was unwell for more than a decade following it. He died on July 20, 1978 in Lancaster Hospital, California. He was survived by one son and two daughters.

Harold Randolph, k / Clarence Profit, p / Teddy Bunn, g / Bruce Johnson, wb, v / Gladys Bentley, v.

Recorded in New York on March 24, 1930.

Marylyn Scott & The Lou Currie Quartet - Free 1002 (1945)

I've been after this one ever since finding out it existed but never thought I'd actually own a copy.

After seeing only one other that had been sold two years ago, and having hope dimmed over time, the record actually found me via email from a visitor to this site.

I have no idea about the value or scarceness of the record, but for me, it is one more disc in an almost complete run of related 78s.

Marylyn Scott g, v / Ed Locke p / Obadiah "Obie" Rolls as / Herbert Reeder ts / Lou Currie sb.

Recorded in Charlotte in 1945.

Wilmoth Houdini - Okeh 65010 (1929)

From wikipedia...

Frederick Wilmoth Hendricks (November 25, 1895 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago – August 6, 1977 in New York, New York), best known as Wilmoth Houdini, was a prominent calypsonian.

In 1916 he started his career in earnest when he began working with the African Millionaires, a large carnival group consisting of about 25 members. He arrived in New York City sometime around 1927, after working on cargo ships and travelling extensively. Not long after his arrival there, he began cutting records with local bands for Decca Records, notably Gerald Clark's Night Owls. He released well over a hundred different 78s between 1928 and 1940, also under the names of Fredrick Wilmoth Hendricks (his given name), Edgar Leon Sinclair (the name on his US passport), and King Houdini. His 1939 composition "He Had It Coming" was a hit for Louis Jordan and Ella Fitzgerald under the new title "Stone Cold Dead in the Market". The song stayed on the top of the R&B charts for five weeks, and reached no. 7 on the pop charts. Gaining a good deal of recognition, Houdini wasted no time in organizing high-profile calypso festivals and concerts around New York, quickly becoming a respected member of the Caribbean communities there.

After moving to New York (as one of the earliest Trinidadian émigrés), he was often the object of derision by the calypsonians still in Trinidad, who claimed that he was stealing their ideas and capitalizing on them in the USA. This can be seen in numerous calypsos of the early to mid-1930s, from Roaring Lion and Attila the Hun in particular, who also recorded in New York at the time. This led to Houdini's 1934 rebuttal, "Declaration of War". Towards the beginning of the 1950s he played regularly at the Caribbean Club on Seventh Avenue, New York, with his only real rival, The Duke of Iron, also a native of Trinidad.

Houdini died on August 6, 1977, in New York City, where he had lived for the majority of his life. He is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in The Bronx, NYC.

Wilmoth Houdini with the Montrose-Barrow String Band.

Recorded in New York on March 25, 1929.

Albert Socarras & His Cubanacan Orchestra - Brunswick 7490 (1935)

Born in Cuba in 1908, Alberto Socarras is credited for having recorded the first jazz flute solo which took place in July, 1927. As a sideman with Clarence Williams' Orchestra, they cut Shooting The Pistol issued on Paramount 12517.

Here's one of two records Socarras made in New York for Brunswick under his own name. I've yet to find a personnel listing and recording date.

1930 New York Age Newspaper