Johnny Dodds - Perdido Street Blues
Originally from Johnny Dodds And the New Orleans Wanderers (Recorded 1926)
As you know… to get proper information about such early jazz recordings is pretty hard so excuse any ambiguity or mistakes.
The Perdido Street Blues was written by Louis Armstrong in whose legendary band The Hot Five Dodds was clarinetist. His recordings also feature other members of Satchmo’s band like Johnny St. Cyr on Banjo, Kid Ory on trombone and Louis’ later wife Lilian Hardin (later Lil Hardin Armstrong).
Johnny’s intonation in the intro really got to make every man’s heart blue!
- Johnny Dodds, clarinet
- George Mitchell, cornet
- Kid Ory, trombone
- Joe Walker, as
- Lillian Hardin, p
- Johnny St. Cyr, banjo