Jimmie Noone's Apex Club Orchestra - Vocalion 1531 (1930)

Excerpted from wikipedia…

Jimmie Noone is generally regarded as one of the greatest of the second generation of jazz clarinetists, along with Johnny Dodds and Sidney Bechet. Noone's playing is not as blues-tinged as Dodds nor as flamboyant as Bechet, but is perhaps more lyrical and sophisticated, and certainly makes more use of "sweet" flavoring. Noone was an important influence on later clarinetists such as Artie Shaw, Irving Fazola and Benny Goodman.

These two sides clearly reflect the above statement.

Jimmie Noone cl, dir / Eddie Pollack cl, as / Zinky Cohn p / Wilbur Gorham bj, g / Bill Newton bb / Johnny Wells d / unkown v.

Recorded in Chicago on August 23, 1930.

The Charleston Chasers - Columbia 909 (1927)

From wikipedia…

The Charleston Chasers was a name used between 1925 and 1930 for a series of recording groups that did not exist outside of the studios. Nobody ever heard this group perform in front of the public, although each of the players had plenty of bandstand experience. The Charleston Chasers existed only as a studio recording ensemble for Columbia Records.

Red Nichols t, dir / Miff Mole tb / Jimmy Dorsey as, cl / Arthur Schutt p / Dick McDonough bj, g / Vic Berton d.

Recorded February 25, 1927.

Memphis Minnie - Conqueror 9935 (1941)

Here is one of several Conqueror blues sides I found last year in a small town in central Florida.

Memphis Minnie g, v / Little Son Joe g / unknown sb.

Recorded on May 21, 1941.