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The Original Memphis Five

The Original Memphis Five
Formed: 1917
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Disbanded: 1931
Genre: Jazz
Group Members: Phil Napoleon, Miff Mole, Jimmy Lytell, Jack Roth, Frank Signorelli
Biography: Founded in 1917 by trumpeter Phil Napoleon and pianist Frank Signorelli, this excellent New Orleans jazz quintet made a ton of records between 1921-1931, including many under different names (such as Ladd's Black Aces and Carolina Cotton Pickers). Napoleon, trombonist Miff Mole (who in 1922 was succeeded ...Read full biography
Original Memphis Five, The [Folkways]
Released: 1975
Label: Smithsonian - Folkways
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Great White Way Blues
Released: 2000
Label: Jazz Archives (France)
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In the '20s, no jazz combo was documented more thoroughly than the Original Memphis Five, which had made over 400 recordings by the time it broke up in 1931. It would be nice to see a label gather up everything ...Read full review
More Original Memphis Five albums: Compilations (6)