Jimmy Durante’s Jazz Band

After the Dixie Jass Band split up, Johnny Stein organized this band and it became the Original Dixieland Jass Band. It’s interesting to see that Achille Bquet was African-American but passed for White. He played in primarily White bands in New Orleans including Papa Jack Laine’s Reliance Orchestra. His brother George Baquet was part of the Original Creole Orchestra as well as Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers. The band recorded under the New Orleans Jazz Band’s names. From www.redhotjazz.com

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