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Kid Rena

An early Fresh Orleans star, Kid Rena’s abilities are generally lost to background. He performed in the same Waif’s House Music group as Louis Armstrong and in 1919 he changed Armstrong in Child Ory’s music group. Unlike Armstrong, Rena mainly remained in New Orleans throughout his lifestyle (although he went …

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Baby Dodds

Probably the first important jazz drummer, Baby Dodds was among the earliest to alter his patterns throughout a performance; a solid exemplory case of his exciting style could be heard on the trio overall performance (with Jelly Move Morton and Baby’s sibling Johnny) of “Wolverine Blues” in 1927. A significant …

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