Anthony Parenti & His Famous Melody Boys - Victor 19697 (1925)

Here's Tony Parenti's second recording as a leader. (The first can be heard here)

Accompanying on cornet for this (and the next day's session) was, Albert Brunies, the leader of another New Orleans outfit, The Halfway House Orchestra.

Tony Parenti cl, as, bar, dir / Albert Brunies, Henry Knecht c / Charles Hartman tb / Tony Papalia ts / Vic Lubowski p / Mike Holloway bj / Mario Finazzo bb / George Triay d.

Recorded in New Orleans on March 23, 1925.

Bessie Smith (Acc. By Louis Armstrong) - Parlophone 2344 (1925)

Originally released in 1925 on Columbia 14064.

Bessie Smith v / Louis Armstrong c / Fred Longshaw p, reed-o.

Recorded in New York on January 14, 1925.

McKinney's Cotton Pickers - Victor 22628 (1931)

Their next to last recording...

Don Redman cl, as, bar, a, dir / Buddy Lee c / Rex Stewart, Langston Curl t / Quentin Jackson, Ed Cuffee tb / Benny Carter cl, as / Edward Inge cl, as / Prince Robinson cl, ts / Todd Rhodes p / Dave Wilborn bj / Billy Taylor bb / Cuba Austin d / Lois Deppe, Donald King v.

Hal Paige & His Band - Atlantic 996 (1953)

Here's the original 1953 Drive It Home being performed by its composer.

Cover versions have found a home on just about every Carolina Shagger DJ's playlist.

Alabama Jug Band - Decca 7000 & 7001 (1934)

While in New Orleans last week for an anniversary weekend getaway, I thought I should use the opportunity wisely and go record hunting (I have a very accommodating and patient wife).

The first place I stopped had many New Orleans 78s but mainly on later labels...ones I would loved to have added to my collection but couldn't justify the asking prices. (Maybe next visit though)

I did spy these two records, almost blinding me with their original shine completely intact and with virtually mark free playing surfaces. Knowing I would never come across the complete output of the Alabama Jug Band's first of two recording sessions in this condition, I ponied up and brought them home.

Sticking with the New Orleans connection, the title Gulf Coast Blues was composed by Plaquemine native, Clarence Williams while Shimmy was composed by local son, Armand J. Piron.

Ed Allen c / Cecil Scott cl / Willie "The Lion" Smith p / Ikey Robinson bj, v (as Hambone Jackson) / ? Richard Fullbright sb / Floyd Casey wb / Clarence Williams jug.

Recorded in New York on September 5, 1934.

Dixie Jazz Band - Oriole 1668 (1929)

Took a chance on this one considering the band's name and the composers' credits. Turns out this is an Irving Mills' group.

A little worn down (the flip...a Reser outfit, I unplayable) but the price was right. Not sure how many sides there are with Big T on trumpet (wasn't even aware he played one).

Jimmy McPartland c / ? Tommy Gott t / Jack Teagarden t, tb, v / Jimmy Dorsey, Gil Rodin cl, as / Bud Freeman, Pee Wee Russell cl, ts / Vic Breidis p / Dick Morgan bj / Harry Goodman bb / Ray Bauduc d.

Recorded in New York on June 6, 1929.

Bubber Miley & His Mileage Makers - Victor 38138 (1930)

Bubber Miley, Ward Pinkett & another t / Wilbur de Paris tb / Hilton Jefferson & another cl, as / Happy Caldwell ts / Earl Frazier p, cel / Bernard Addison & another bj, g / Bill Benford bb / Tommy Benford d / Frank Marvin v.

Recorded in New York on May 16, 1930.