Blanche Calloway & Her Joy Boys - Victor 22733 (1931)

Although Blanche was unsuccessful in her attempt to become leader of Andy Kirk's band, she was able to bag Edgar Battle and Clarence Smith from that group.

One item of note is that these sides are some of Ben Webster's earliest recordings having made his recording debut less than three months earlier with this same group.

Blanche Calloway v, dir / Joe Keyes, Edgar Battle, Clarence Smith t / Alton Moore, Herb Alvis tb / Booker Pitman cl, as / Leroy Hardy as / Ben Webster ts / Clyde Hart p / Andy Jackson bj, g / Joe Durham bb / Cozy Cole d.

Recorded in Camden, NJ on June 11, 1931.

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