Snake Rag is a 1923 jazz standard composed by Joseph Oliver of King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band. It features Oliver and Louis Armstrong on cornet, Honoré Dutrey on trombone, Johnny Dodds on clarinet, Lil Hardin on piano, Baby Dodds on drums, and William M. Johnson on banjo. The rag was a result of improvisation during a session at Richmond, Indiana on April 6, 1923. The rag is known for its "trick breaks and animal noises", recalling "crows cawing and swans trumpeting".
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