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Herb Flemming

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Johnny Dunn: Cornet Blues

Read "Cornet Blues" reviewed by Andrew J. Sammut


In hindsight, it seems natural that trumpeter Louis Armstrong's arrival onto the New York jazz scene of the 1920s would put a lot of players out of work. Yet apparently not every New Yorker was waiting for some guy from New Orleans to show them how it's done. As Mark Berresford's informative liner ...

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Jim Dandy

Featuring the music of Herb Flemming
Duration: 3:16

"Jim Dandy" was an Ellington tune for the musical "Chocolate Kiddies". Flemming was born Nicolaiih El-Michelle, and was of North African descent. Flemming studied music and played mellophone and euphonium at Dobbs Chauncey School in Dobbs Ferry, New York before switching to trombone. He was a member of James Reese Europe's 15th New York National Guard Band with Eugene Mikell, and then Europe's 369th U.S. Infantry Band in France in 1917. (Thanks to Wiki).

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