Land Norris - Okeh 45006 (1925)

A Christmas gift from Mom that she found on her recent trip through Mississippi.

Not much about this Georgia banjo player out there. This banjo website seems to have the most info.

Recorded in June of 1925, possibly in Atlanta.

Fess Williams' Royal Flush Orchestra - Brunswick 3589 (1927)

Here we have Charles Mingus' uncle, Fess Williams and his band from 1927.

Click here for Williams' first recording.

Fess Williams cl, as, ldr / George Temple t / Kenneth Roane t / David 'Jelly' James tb / Otto Mikell as / Perry Smith cl, ts / Henry Duncan p / Ollie Blackwell bj / Clinton Walker bb / Ralph Bedell d.

Recorded in New York on June 15, 1927.

Click here for Williams' first recording.