Although far from overlooked by jazz writers, the origins of Oliver's Creole Band remain confused and obscure. This article attempts to clarify the Creole Band's lineage by collating and interpreting relevant material from oral histories, newspapers, census records, photographs, and other primary sources. To the extent that there may exist undiscovered and unexamined documents, these findings must remain incomplete and should be considered a report in progress.
Copyright © 1994, University of Illinois Press. This article first appeared in American Music: 12:3 (1994), 283-303.
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Anderson, Gene H. "The Genesis of King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band." American Music 12, no. 3 (Fall 1994): 283-303. doi:10.2307/3052275.