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Oliver Naylor

Oliver Naylor recorded 19 choices along with his Seven Aces during 1924-25, excellent types of top quality light jazz that was influenced by the brand new Orleans Tempo Kings. The shows are virtually ignored today but a 1997 Retrieval Compact disc has every one of the music (plus two quantities in the related music group Pinkie’s Birmingham Five) and implies that Naylor acquired a frequently interesting group. Naylor produced his first music group in 1923, an identical outfit to one that would record. The group’s big break occurred in early 1924 if they had been offered an area at New York’s Roseland Ballroom and produced their initial recordings. It afterwards played on the Knickerbocker Barbeque grill, came back to Roseland and (with some extra associates) in 1925 continued tour as Oliver Naylor’s Orchestra. After documenting a few quantities that year, a disagreement over royalties led to the music group being slipped by Victor; their just other recordings had been a set of waltzes cut in 1929 for Okeh. The music group remained active through the entire 1920’s, playing through the entire East Coastline without really rendering it big. Best-known among the afterwards sidemen was pianist Bob Zurke who loaded set for Naylor (who mainly trapped to directing the music group). Although there will be no more recordings, Naylor held his music group jointly into 1939 when he split up the group. Down the road he maintained a theater for seven years and caused WBRC-TV (1948-60) as helper general manager.

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