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Published on Mar 9, 2008
Mabel's Dream -- King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band This was recorded during the last session of this fabulous band. It was December 24, 1923. A year later, Joe Oliver would do a solo recording with Jelly Roll Morton on piano and not until another year and a half he recorded with his newly formed larger band "The Dixie Syncopators". In this recording we hear some fine interplay between Joe together with Louis Armstrong on cornets. The other members were Johnny Dodds clarinet, Honore Dutray trombone, Charlie Jackson sousaphone, Lil Hardin piano and Baby Dodds drums. Mabel's Dream was a tune that intrigued me all my life. I first heard it in the early fifties in highschool and when my class buddy Eduard Rahusen had started to play the trombone and I tried the cornet, he was choosen to join the famous Joop Postma Jassband and I distinctly remember how Joop on cornet and Eduard were practicing the Honore Dutray lines of Mabel's Dream in Eduard's backyard in Bussum, Holland. Good memories. Also see my contribution to this great tune: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fgq4H_...