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King Oliver


Joe “Ruler” Oliver was among the fun new Orleans legends, an early on large whose legacy is partly on information. In 1923, he led among the traditional New Orleans jazz rings, the final significant group to emphasize collective improvisation over solos, but ironically his second cornetist (Louis Armstrong) would shortly permanently transformation jazz. Even though Armstrong never sick and tired of praising his idol, he in fact sounded hardly any like Oliver; the King’s impact was deeper sensed by Muggsy Spanier and Tommy Ladnier. Although originally a trombonist, by 1905 Oliver was playing cornet frequently with different New Orleans rings. Gradually he increased to the very best of the packed local picture, and in 1917 he had been billed “Ruler” by bandleader Child Ory. A get better at of mutes, Oliver could obtain a wide selection of sounds from his horn; Bubber Miley would down the road be influenced by Oliver’s experience. In 1919, Oliver remaining New Orleans to become listed on Bill Johnson’s music group in the Dreamland Ballroom in Chicago. By 1920, he was a innovator himself and, after an unsuccessful yr in California, Ruler Oliver began playing regularly along with his Creole Jazz Music group in the Lincoln Landscapes in Chicago. He quickly delivered for his protégé Louis Armstrong, along with clarinetist Johnny Dodds, trombonist Honore Dutrey, pianist Lil Harden, and drummer Baby Dodds like a primary, Oliver had an extraordinary music group whose brilliance was just hinted at on information. As it can be, the group’s 1923 classes significantly exceeded any jazz previously documented; Oliver’s three chorus single on “Dippermouth Blues” offers since been memorized by just about any Dixieland trumpeter. Sadly, the Creole Jazz Music group gradually split up in 1924. Oliver documented a set of duets with pianist Jelly Move Morton but in any other case was off information that yr. He got over Dave Peyton’s music group in 1925 and renamed it the Dixie Syncopators; Barney Bigard and Albert Nicholas had been among the people. New recordings resulted (including “Snag It,” that includes a popular eight-bar passage by Oliver) however when the cornetist shifted to NY in 1927, his music was behind the changing times and he produced some poor business decisions (including turning down an opportunity to perform regularly in the Natural cotton Club). Even worse, his dental complications (caused partially by an early on liking of glucose sandwiches) produced playing cornet more and more unpleasant and, on a lot of his afterwards recordings, Oliver is normally hardly present (although he do a heroic work on 1929’s “As well Later”). Pianist Luis Russell overran the Dixie Syncopators in 1929 and, although Oliver’s last recordings (from 1931) are excellent examples of sizzling hot dance music, he was quickly learning to be a ignored name. Unsuccessful travels within the South ultimately still left Oliver stranded there, functioning as a supervisor of the poolhall before his loss of life at age group 52.

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Full Name King Oliver
Died April 10, 1938, Savannah, Georgia, United States
Profession Musician, Bandleader, Cornetist
Nationality American
Music Songs Dippermouth Blues, West End Blues, Chimes Blues, Canal Street Blues, Riverside Blues, Snake Rag, Shake It and Break It, Sugar Foot Stomp, Snag It, Speakeasy Blues, Alligator Hop, Rhythm Club Stomp, Jackass Blues, Struggle Buggy, Wa Wa Wa, Showboat Shuffle, Mabel's Dream, Black Snake Blues, Deep Henderson, Doctor Jazz, I Ain't Gonna Tell Nobody, Just Gone, Sobbin' Blues, Aunt Hagar's Blues, Krooked Blues, New Orleans Shout, Someday Sweetheart, Mule Face Blues, Everybody Does It in Hawaii, High Society Rag, You Were Only Passing Time with Me, Working Man's Blues
Albums I'll Still Be King, King Oliver and His Orchestra Selected Favorites Volume 1, My Best Songs - King Oliver, The Complete Joseph King Oliver, Vol.1, King Oliver's Jazz Band Selected Hits, All My Succes - King Oliver, King Oliver and His Orchestra Selected Favorites Volume 3, King Oliver and His Orchestra Selected Favorites Volume 4, Farewell Blues, Too Bad, Call of the Freaks - The Complete Victor Recordings, Vol. 1, King Oliver (Doxy Collection), Sugar Foot Stomp - Vocalion & Brunswick Recordings, Vol. 1, Long Live The King, Snag It, King Oliver 1923-24, King Oliver - 1928-31, Alligator Hop, Louis Armstrong, King Oliver and Ma Rainey, Musical Historical Documents No. 2: King Oliver, New Orleans Shout - The Complete Victor Recordings, Vol. 2, King Oliver Plays The Blues, Black Chicago (King Oliver Volume 2 1927-28), King Oliver & Fletcher Henderson, Jackass Blues, King Oliver's Dixie Syncoptors, We're Listening To King Oliver, Vol. 1, King Oliver: Only the Best (Remastered Version), King Oliver, The King Oliver Story, Vol. 3, The King Oliver Heritage Band, The Best Classic Jazz, King Oliver 1927 - 1931, Classics - King Oliver, Creole Jazz, Louis Armstrong and King Oliver, King Oliver 1923, 1929 - 1930, Off the Record: The Complete 1923 Jazz Band Recordings, Louis Armstrong With King Oliver, Shake It and Break It, Back O' Town (Mono Version), King Oliver's Jazz Band 1923, My Good Man Sam, King Oliver's Dixie Syncopators, Best of King Oliver, Dippermouth Blues, Home Town Blues (Music for Every Mood), The Originals - King Oliver - The Legendary 1930 Recordings, Showboat Shuffle (In Chronological Order 1926 - 1928), I Can't Stop Loving You, King Oliver & His Dixie Sycopators 1926 - 28

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