Jones & Collins Astoria Hot Eight

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        The Jones & Collins Astoria Hot Eight existed only for one day as a recording ensemble named for a dancehall on South Rampart Street in New Orleans known as the Astoria Ballroom and the Astoria Gardens during the 1920s and '30s. The group could just as easily have been called the Pelican Hot Eight, as cornetist Lee Collins (one of Jelly Roll Morton's early collaborators) and tenor saxophonist David "Davey" Jones (a former Storyville entertainer who was one of the first individua... Read more

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