Jimmy Johnson & His Orchestra - Columbia 14234 (1928)

Always fun to glean a nugget of information gold when it comes to a record.

In researching this 78, it was revealed that this is Mobile, Alabama's native son, seventeen year old Cootie Williams' debut recording.

Cootie Williams and another t / tb / ? Charlie Holmes cl, as, ss / cl, ts / James P. Johnson, Fats Waller p / Joe Watts sb / Perry Bradford speech (Chicago Blues).

Recorded in New York on June 18, 1928.

Clarence Williams & His Orchestra - Vocalion 2805 (1934)

Ed Allen c / Cecil Scott cl / Clarence Williams p?, v / ? Roy Smeck g / Richard Fulbright sb / Floyd Casey d. 

Recorded in New York on August 14, 1934.

Ed Allen c / ? Louis Jordan & another as / Cecil Scott cl, ts / bj / Richard Fulbright sb / Floyd Casey d / Chick Bullock v.

Recorded in New York on September 11, 1934.

Bob Pope & His Orchestra - Bluebird (1936)

Here's another 78 by ex Coon-Sanders trumpeter recorded in Charlotte, NC.

Bob Pope ldr, t / Howard Gaffney, Tommy Hatcher t / Howard Gibeling tb / Sonny Thorpe, Vic Christenson as / J.V. Johnson, Nolan Canova ts / Mac McGowan p / Fowler Hays sb / Johnny Blowers d.

Recorded in Charlotte on June 21, 1936.

Duke Ellington's Orchestra (Hot Dance Orchestra) - Victor 38045 (1929)

Duke Ellington p, a, dir / Arthur Whetsel, Freddy Jenkins, Cootie Williams t / Joe Nanton tb / Johnny Hodges cl, as, ss / Harry Carney cl, as, bar / Barney Bigard cl, ts / Fred Guy bj / Wellman Braud sb / Sonny Greer d.

Recorded in New York on February 18, 1929.

Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra - Vocalion 2583 (1933)

Fletcher Henderson p, a, dir / Russell Smith, Bobby Stark, Henry 'Red' Allen t / Dicky Wells tb / Sandy Williams tb / Russell Procope, Hilton Jefferson cl, as / Coleman Hawkins cl, ts / Bernard Addison g / John Kirby sb / Walter Johnson d.

Recorded in New York on August 18, 1933.

Blind Arthur Groom & Brother - Paramount 12874 (1929)

Roosevelt Graves (December 9, 1909, Meridian, Mississippi – December 30, 1962, Gulfport, Mississippi) was an American blues guitarist and singer, who recorded both sacred and secular music in the 1920s and 1930s.

On all his recordings, he played with his brother Uaroy Graves, who was also nearly blind and played the tambourine. They were credited as "Blind Roosevelt Graves and Brother." Their first recordings were made in 1929 for Paramount Records. Theirs is the earliest version recorded of Guitar Boogie, and they exemplified the best in gospel singing with I'll Be Rested. One blues researcher has suggested that their 1929 recording Crazy About My Baby could be considered the first rock 'n' roll recording.

In July 1936, they were located by the talent broker H. C. Speir, who arranged for them to record in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, according to some sources at the train station, although Speir later told said that the recordings took place in a temporary studio, in the Hotel Hattiesburg, at Mobile Street and Pine Street. For the session they were joined by the local piano player Cooney Vaughn, who performed weekly on radio station WCOC in Meridian prior to World War II. The trio was billed on record as the Mississippi Jook Band. In all, they recorded four tracks at Hattiesburg for the American Record Company: Barbecue Bust, Hittin' The Bottle Stomp, Dangerous Woman and Skippy Whippy. According to the Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock and Roll, these "...featured fully formed rock & roll guitar riffs and a stomping rock & roll beat".

The Graves Brothers did not record again. After the war, Roosevelt Graves is thought to have moved to Gulfport, Mississippi.

Recorded on September 20, 1929.

Clarinet Joe & His Hot-Footers - Harmony 8 (1925)

Although this trio...plus one...had another record released on Harmony (any more than that?), here is the only one using the name Clarinet Joe & His Hot-Footers.

Percy Glascoe cl / Lemuel Fowler p / Richard Ward d.

Recorded in New York on August 8, 1925.

Henry Allen, Jr. & His Orchestra With Victoria Spivey - Victor 38088 (1929)

Henry 'Red' Allen t / J.C. Higginbotham tb / Albert Nicholas cl, as / Charlie Holmes cl, ss, as / Teddy Hill cl, ts, bar / Luis Russell p, cel / Will Johnson bj, g / Pops Foster sb / Paul Barbarin d, vib / Victoria Spivey v.

Recorded in New York on September 24, 1929.

Bennie Moten & His Kansas City Orchestra - Victor 23030 (1930)

Bennie Moten dir / Ed Lewis, Booker Washington c / Oran Hot Lips Page t / Thamon Hayes tb / Harlan Leonard cl, ss, as / Jack Washington cl, as, bar / Woody Walder cl, ts / Count Basie p / Ira Buster Moten pac / Leroy Berry bj / Vernon Page bb / Eddie Durham tb, g, a / Willie McWashington d.

Recorded in Kansas City on October 30 & 31, 1930.

Henry Allen, Jr. & His New York Orchestra - Victor 38121 (1930)

Henry 'Red' Allen, Otis Johnson t / Jimmy Archey tb / Albert Nicholas cl, as / Charlie Holmes cl, ss, as / Greely Walton ts / Luis Russell p, cel / Will Johnson bj, g / Ernest Hill bb / Paul Barbarin d, vib.

Recorded in New York on July 15, 1930.