Jones & Collins Astoria Hot Eight - Biltmore 1001 (Originally Victor 38576) (1929)

Still waiting for their original New Orleans recordings on Victor and Bluebird to fall into my until then, this Biltmore bootleg will suffice nicely.

From wikipedia...

The Jones & Collins Astoria Hot Eight were led by cornetist Lee Collins and tenor saxophonist David Jones. They took their name from the Astoria Gardens, the dance hall room of the Astoria Hotel on Rampart Street in New Orleans where they were the house band in 1928 and 1929. The group included a number of noted New Orleans jazz musicians in its relatively short life.

The ensemble recorded only once, doing a session at the Italian Hall in New Orleans on December 15, 1929. A total of four sides were released from these sessions: Astoria Strut b/w Duet Stomp, issued on Victor Records, and Damp Weather b/w Tip Easy Blues, issued on Bluebird Records. Alternative takes of Damp Weather and Tip Easy Blues survived to appear on reissues decades later.

Lee Collins c / Sidney Arodin cl / Theodore Purnell as / David Jones ts / Joe Robechaux p / Emmanuel Sayles bj / Al Morgan sb, v / Joe Strode-Raphael d.

Recorded in New Orleans on November (or December...sources differ) 15, 1929.

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