"Davenport Blues" as a 1925 Gennett 78, 5654-B, by Bix Beiderbecke and the Rhythm Jugglers.
1927 sheet music cover, "Davenport Blues", Robbins Music, New York.
Davenport Blues is a 1925 song composed and recorded by Bix Beiderbecke and released as a Gennett 78. The song has become a jazz and pop standard.
Background [ edit ]
"Davenport Blues" was recorded by Bix Beiderbecke and His Rhythm Jugglers on January 26, 1925, in
Richmond, Indiana, and released as Gennett 5654 backed with "Toddlin' Blues" as the A side. The band consisted of Tommy Dorsey on trombone, Paul Madeira Mertz on piano, Don Murray on clarinet, Howdy Quicksell on banjo, Tom Gargano on drums, and Bix Beiderbecke on cornet. The title derives from the name of Bix Beiderbecke's hometown of Davenport, Iowa.
Cover versions [ edit ]
Miff Mole and His Molers, 1927, Okeh 40848
Charleston Chasers under the direction of Red Nichols, 1927, Columbia 909D
Adrian Rollini and His Orchestra, 1934, Decca 359
Bunny Berigan and His Orchestra, 1938, Victor 26121B
Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra, 1938, Victor 26135
Gil Evans, 1959, from the album Great Jazz Standards with Johnny Coles on trumpet
Clare Fischer, 1963, from the album Surging Ahead
Yank Lawson and the V-Disc All Stars on V-Disc No. 404B, 1945.
Jimmy Lytell Pathe Actuelle 11557, Perfect 14956, Feb., 1928; Jazz Oracle, 2012
Russ Freeman Barbara Sutton Curtis
Dill Jones, 1972, from the album Davenport Blues
Kenny Werner, 1977
Ry Cooder, 1978, from the album Jazz
Dutch Swing College Band
Randy Sandke Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band
Dice of Dixie Crew
Geoff Muldaur Patrick Artero, 2006
Scandinavian Rhythm Boys, 2007
Harry Gold and His Pieces of Eight
"Davenport Blues" as V Disc 404B by Yank Lawson and the V-Disc All Stars, VP 1106, Hot Jazz, 1945.
References [ edit ]
Bix: Man and Legend by Richard M. Sudhalter & Philip R. Evens (Quartet; 1974).
Bix: The Definitive Biography of a Jazz Legend by Jean Pierre Lion with the assistance of Gabriella Page-Fort, Michael B. Heckman and Norman Field (Continuum, New York / London; 2004). "Our Language." Episode 3,
Jazz (television miniseries) by Ken Burns. (PBS Home Video/Warner Home Video; 2001).
Red Hot Jazz.com
External links [ edit ]
dpl Quad City Memory
Bix Beiderbecke Resources: A Bixography
- A series of nineteen one-half-hour radio programs from 1971. Includes interviews with Frank Trumbauer, Louis Armstrong, Gene Krupa, Eddie Condon, Bing Crosby and Bix' brother Charles "Burnie" Beiderbecke Bix Beiderbecke Resources: A Creative Aural History Thesis
The Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Society, Davenport, Iowa
"Davenport Blues" - An mp3 of Beiderbecke's first recording under his own name.
- A tribute album created to commemorate the centenary of Bix's birth by some of the world's finest traditional jazz musicians. Celebrating Bix
"Bixology" (an excerpt) by Brendan Wolfe, Jazz.com.
by Brendan Wolfe, Twelve Essential Bix Beiderbecke Performances Jazz.com.
Quad City Times Bix 7, Davenport, IA