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Jazz Oracle BDW8022
George McClennon and Wilton Crawley
The complete output by the obscure George McClennon including two titles from the only known copy of one disc. Also includes the balance of the Wilton Crawley sides from BDW8020.

Harlem Trio

George McClennon (clt), Eddie Heywood, Sr. (p), unknown (bjo).
New York, April, 1923
1. 71511-A Clarinet Laughing Blues (George McClennon) Okeh 8072
2. 71511-E Clarinet Laughing Blues (George McClennon) Okeh 8072
Note: These two sides were almost certainly recorded at different sessions.

George McClennon’s Jazz Devils

Tom Morris (c), Charlie Irvis (tb), George McClennon (clt), probably Bob Fuller (as), Clarence Williams (p), probably Buddy Christian (bjo), unknown (d).
New York, May 9, 1924
3. 72512-B Box Of Blues (George McClennon) Okeh 8143
4. 72513-B Box Of Blues (George McClennon) Okeh 8143

Possibly Seymour Irick (c), possibly John Lindsay (tb), George McClennon (clt), unknown (as), possibly Clarence Williams (p), possibly Buddy Christian (bjo), unknown (d,woodblocks).
New York, c. July 16, 1924
5. 72524-B New Orleans Wiggle (Peter E. Bocage-A.J. Piron) Okeh 8150
6. 72525-B Michigan Water Blues (Clarence Williams) Okeh 8150
Harlem Trio

George McClennon (clt), Eddie Heywood, Sr. (p), unknown (bjo).
New York, c. July 16, 1924
7. 72668-A The Funny Blues (George McClennon) Okeh 8158
8. 72669-A The Poor Man’s Blues (George McClennon) Okeh 8158
McClennon probably doubles on percussion on track 9.
New York, c. September 30, 1924
9. 72863-B Muddy Water Blues (Geo. McClennon) Okeh 40220
10. 72864-B I Ain’t Gonna Blame It On The Blues (Geo. McClennon) Okeh 40220
McClennon plays bass clarinet on track 11.
New York, c. October 18, 1924
11. 72922-A Bass Clarinet Blues (George McClennon-Edgar Dowell) Okeh 8189
12. 72923-B Meddlin’ With The Blues (J. Edgar Dowell) Okeh 8189
George McClennon

George McClennon (clt) acc. by Eddie Heywood, Sr. (p).
New York, c. May 2, 1925
13. 73343-B Cut Throat Blues (McClennon) Okeh 8314
14. 73344-B Larkin Street Blues (Heywood) Okeh 8314
George McClennon’s Jazz Devils

Unknown (c), possibly Charlie Irvis (tb), George McClennon (clt), unknown (as), Eddie Heywood, Sr. (p), unknown (bjo), unknown (d).
New York, May 7, 1925
15. 73359-A Home Alone Blues (John Holmes-Thomas Waller) Okeh 8236
16. 73360-B Anybody Here Want To Try My Cabbage? (Andrea Razap-Thomas Waller) Okeh 8236
Note: Eddie Heywood is credited on the label of Okeh 8236 as the piano soloist.

George McClennon

George McClennon (v) acc. by his Jazz Devils: unknown (c), unknown (tb), unknown (clt,as), unknown (bb).
New York, June 11, 1925
17. 73425-D Everybody But Me (Troy-Dowell)-vGM Okeh 8337
18. 73426-C Bologny (McClennon)-vGM Okeh 8337
George McClennon’s Jazz Devils

Unknown (c), possibly Jimmy Harrison (tb), George McClennon (clt), unknown (as,ts), unknown (p), possibly Buddy Christian (bjo), unknown (bb).
New York, c. June 18, 1926
19. 74177-A Stolen Kisses (Are The Sweetest) (Williams) Okeh 8329
20. 74178-A While You’re Sneakin’ Out Somebody Else Is Eazin’ In (Dowell) Okeh 8329
Unknown (c), unknown (tb), George McClennon (clt,v), unknown (as), unknown (bjo), unknown (bb).
New York, August, 1926
21. 74320-B Pig Foot Blues (Mc Clennon) Okeh 8397
22. 74321-B Disaster (Troy-Banks)-vGM Okeh 8406
Note: Okeh 8406 is credited to “George McClennon Baritone, Accomp. By McClennon’s Jazz Band”

George McClennon’s Jazz Band

Unknown (c), unknown (tb), George McClennon (clt,v), unknown (as), Eddie Heywood, Sr. (p), unknown (bb).
New York, September 29, 1926
23. 74375-B Narrow Escape (Easton)-vGM Okeh 8406
24. 74377-B Cotton Club Stomp (Mc Clennon) Okeh 8397
Note: Okeh 8406 is credited to “George McClennon Baritone, Accomp. By McClennon’s Jazz Band”

Wilton Crawley and His Orchestra

Henry Allen (t), Wilton Crawley (clt), Charlie Holmes (as), Jelly Roll Morton (p), Teddy Bunn (g), George “Pops” Foster (bb), Bruce Johnson (wb).
New York, June 3, 1930
25. 62190-1 New Crawley Blues (Wilton Crawley) Victor 23344
26. 62191-1 She Saves Her Sweetest Smiles For Me (Wilton Crawley) Victor 23292
Note: Victor 23344 is credited to Wilton Crawley and The Washboard Rhythm Kings.


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