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The Great Depression brought hardship to Oliver. He lost his life savings to a collapsed bank in
and he struggled to keep his band together through a series of hand-to-mouth
gigs until the group broke up and Oliver was stranded in , where he worked
as a janitor at Wimberly's Recreation Hall ( Savannah,
West Broad Street). Oliver died in poverty at a
rooming house ( 508 Montgomery Street),
on April 10, 1938. He was
in the Woodlawn Cemetery Bronx, NY, where he would be joined by other jazz
giants such as Coleman Hawkins, Lionel Hampton, W. C. Handy, Milt Jackson, Max
Roach, and Miles Davis, among others, all of whom owe a great debt to
King Oliver, Thomas "Tick" Gray c / Kid Ory tb / Omer Simeon cl, ss, as / Paul Barnes cl, as / Barney Bigard cl, ts / Luis Russell p / Junie Cobb bj / Lawson Buford bb / Paul Barbarin d.
Recorded in Chicago on April 22, 1927.
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