King Oliver & His Dixie Syncopators - Brunswick 3998 (1927)

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The Great Depression brought hardship to Oliver. He lost his life savings to a collapsed bank in Chicago, 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 Savannah, Georgia, where he worked as a janitor at Wimberly's Recreation Hall (526-528 West Broad Street). Oliver died in poverty at a rooming house (508 Montgomery Street), on April 10, 1938. He was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in the 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 "Papa Joe."

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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