Oliver, Joseph 'Joe' Nathan 'King' 19.dec.1884-10.apr.1938 USA Louisiana, Aben near Donaldsonville - Georgia, Savannah
jazz cornetist, since all musicbooks consistently give his birthdate as 11.may.1885 this may have been his date of baptism or birth registration possibly relating to his move from the plantation near Aben to New Orleans, 1905-1917 cornetist in various bands in New Orleans, 1918 he moved to Chicago, leading several bands, 1922 he formed his King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band in Chicago which included Louis Armstrong and Lil Hardin ; son of Nathan Oliver and plantation cook, later private family cook Virginia 'Jinnie' Jones (Florida sep.1854-13.jun.1900 New Orleans) in 1900 widowed and mother of 15 children, only 6 of them still living, residing at 1105 Nashville Avenue in New Orleans ; 13.jul.1911 aged 26 in New Orleans he married 23 year old Estelle 'Stella' Dominick (Louisiana 1887-) ; daughter Ruby (New Orleans 1906-)

[on his WWI draft registration he gave his birthdate falsely as 19.dec.1881 to avoid enlistment, a bit naive because his real age was well documented]

Title Parts

[J] Olivers Creole Jazz Band 1923
King Oliver cornet, Louis Armstrong trumpet, Johnny Dodds clarinet, Lil Hardin piano, Baby Dodds drums
- Working man's blues
- Weatherbird rag. composed by Louis Armstrong
- Sweet lovin man. composed by Lil Hardin
- Dippermouth blues
- Froggie Moore
- Riverside blues
- Snake rag
- Mabel's dream
- I ain't gonna tell nobody. Charlie Jackson bass saxophone
[J] Wawawa
King Oliver and his Dixie Syncopators. New York 1926

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