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Johnny Dodds

Jazz Clarinetist and Saxophonist. He played for King Oliver's band during the roaring twenties. In Chicago, 1923, began the chain of recordings, first with King Oliver and Louis Armstrong, then with numerous famous artists of the time. He played in many small bands and led his own groups, too. The recording phase which lasted for six years and produced over 240 sides with nearly all jazz talents of those days. After the depression, Dodds continued to play with small groups, until his health began to fail. He died at the age of 48. His younger brother was jazz drummer Warren (Baby) Dodds.

Bio by: Chuck Kearns


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  • Originally Created by: Chuck Kearns
  • Added: 21 Mar 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13693823
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Johnny Dodds (16 Feb 1892–8 Aug 1940), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13693823, citing Lincoln Cemetery, Blue Island, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .