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Richard M. Jones was one great blues pianist and bandleader who plied his wares behind a number of blues vocalists, the best of which are featured on this 23 track collection. Recorded in Chicago and Richmond, Indiana over a five year period, this finds the versatile and adaptable Jones providing backup for Callie Vassar, Thelma LaVizzo, Baby Mack, Robinson & Mack, Sam Robinson, Wilmer Davis, Lillie Delk Christian, Rosa Holley, and Louis Powell. These ultra rare 78s give a glimpse into the output of one of jazzdom's truly forgotten artists.


Born: 13 June 1892 in Donaldsonville, LA

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s

The composer of "Trouble in Mind," Richard M. Jones' main significance to jazz was as the leader of an interesting series of recording dates. He played alto horn and cornet with the Eureka Brass Band as early as 1902 and worked as a pianist in New Orleans during 1908-1917. After playing with Oscar Celestin (1918), Jones moved to Chicago where he worked for Clarence Williams' publishing company. He recorded as a piano soloist in 1923, accompanied Blanche Calloway and Chippie Hill on record dates (1925-1926),...
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