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Jimmie's Joys

The complete Golden and OKeh recordings by Jimmie (Maloney) Joy, a Texas clarinetist who led a college jazz band at the University of Texas in the early 1920s. After turning professional in 1923, the band became nationally known, recording for Golden in Los Angeles, OKeh in Dallas and Kansas City and, later, for Brunswick in Chicago. Extensive notes for this release were written by renowned researcher Dick Raichelson, and the booklet includes photographs from band members interviewed by him. Sound restoration is by noted audio engineer Hans Eekhoff.

Jimmie’s Joys

Direction, Jimmie Maloney

 

Jimmie M. Maloney (clt) directing Rex “Curley” Preis (c), Jack T. Brown (tb), Lynn “Son” Harrell (p), Smith “Sykes” Ballew (bjo), Dick T. Hamel (d). Hamel shouts “Ain’t That Hot” on Wolverine Blues.

Los Angeles, c. October 1923

 

1. G-1855 Sobbin’ Blues (Kassel-Burton) Golden 1855

2. G-1856 Wolverine Blues (Morton-Spikes Bros) Golden 1855

3. G-1857 No, No Nora (Fiorito-Erdman-Kahn) Golden B-1858

4. G-1858 Tiger Rag (LaRocca) Golden A-1858

5. G-1863 Bugle Call Rag (Meyers-Schoebel-Mills) Golden 1865

6. G-1865 St. Louis Blues (Handy) Golden 1865

Jimmie Joys’ St. Anthony Hotel Orchestra

Jimmie M. Maloney (clt) directing Rex “Curley” Preis (c), Jack T. Brown (tb), Gilbert “Gib” O’Shaughnessy, Collis Bradt (as, ts), Lynn “Son” Harrell (p), Clyde “Fooley” Austin (bjo), Johnny W. Cole (bb), Dick T. Hamel (d).

Dallas, October 19, 1924

7. 8754-A Milenburg Joys (---) OKeh 40251

8. 8755-A Clarinet Marmalade Blues (---) OKeh 40329

9. 8756-A Mama Will Be Gone (---) OKeh 40251

 

 

Jimmie Joy’s St. Anthony Hotel Orchestra

Jimmie M. Maloney (cl, dr), Rex “Curley” Preis (c), Jack T. Brown (tb), Gilbert “Gib” O’Shaughnessy, Collis Bradt (as, ts), Lynn “Son” Harrell (p), Clyde “Fooley” Austin (bj), Johnny W. Cole (bb), Amos Ayala (d).

Kansas City, c. May 13-14, 1925

10. 9107-A Memphis Bound (Frank Banta-Peter DeRose) OKeh 40388

11. 9108-A Riverboat Shuffle (Dick Voynow-Hoagie Carmichael-

Irving Mills) OKeh 40388

12. 9109-A Indian Dawn (J.S. Zamecnik) OKeh 40381

13. 9110-A Be Yourself (Eddie Sharpe-Henry Busse) OKeh 40420

14. 9111-B China Girl (Henry Halstead-Don Warner-Louis Singer) OKeh 40381

15. 9113-A Wild Jazz (Baxter and Williams) OKeh 40420

16. 9114-B Springtime Is Love Time (Collis Bradt) OKeh 40484

Note: Matrix 9112 is untraced.

 

Jimmie Joy’s St. Anthony Hotel Orchestra

Jimmie M. Maloney (clt) directing Rex “Curley” Preis (c), Jack T. Brown (tb), Gilbert “Gib” O’Shaughnessy, Norman Smith (as, ts), M. Dwight “Red” Bourn (p, arr), Clyde “Fooley” Austin (bjo), Johnny W. Cole (bb), Dick T. Hamel (d). Lynn “Son” Harrell (p) replaces Bourn on St. Louis Blues and Stomp It, Mr. Kelly.

Dallas, October c.18-19, 1925

 

17. 9371-A Red Hot Henry Brown (Fred Rose) OKeh 40494

18. 9372-B My Sweet Gal (Bourn-O’Shaughnessy-Brown) OKeh 40539

19. 9373-A Fallin’ Down (Charlie Davis-Russel Robinson) OKeh 40494

20. 9374-B Hay, Foot, Straw Foot (Harry Carroll) OKeh 40504

21. 9375-A Everybody Stomp! (Elmer Schoebel) OKeh 40504

22. 9377-A St. Louis Blues (W.C. Handy) OKeh 40539

23. 9378-B Stomp It, Mr. Kelly (Kelly) OKeh 40627

Note: Matrix 9376 is untraced.

Jimmy Joy and His Orchestra

Jimmy Joy (clt) directing Frank Waterhouse-Ross Matjesic (t), Jack T. Brown (tb), J. C. “Matty” Matlock-Gilbert “Gib” O’Shaughnessy (clt, as), Norman Smith (clt, ts), Earl Hatch (p), Orville “Andy” Andrews (bjo, g, v), J. Weldon “Pappy” Maples (bb), Dick T. Hamel (d), Rex Maupin (arr), O’Shaughnessy, Andrews and Hatch (vocal trio).

Chicago, March 19, 1928

 

24. C-1722 From Monday On (Barris-Crosby)-vOA Brunswick 3905

25. C-1725 The Yale Blues (Knox-Ellis)-vTrio Brunswick 3905

Jimmy Joy’s Orchestra

Same personnel as for the March 19, 1928 session, without Maupin (arr).

Chicago, May 21, 1928

 

26. C-1958 You’re The First Thing I Think Of In The Morning

(Tracy-Stanley)-vTrio Brunswick 3959