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  1. Sugar Foot Stomp.

    Sugar Foot Stomp.

    Music by Joe Oliver. Words by Walter Melrose. Successfully featured by King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band.
    First edition, this first issue uncommon with OCLC recording just 3 copies. A song of contested origins, based on Dippermouth Blues, a tune for which Satchmo claimed credit from his days with King Oliver, it was rearranged by Don Redman for the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra, when Armstrong had joined them, under the present title, "Redman's arrangement updated the song, which now sounded as though it had shed its threadbare overalls for a stylish tuxedo. Learn More

    Date of Publication: 1926

    Published: Chicago

    Stock Code: 98911


  2. Signed monogrammed handkerchief.

    Signed monogrammed handkerchief.

    Remarkable signed example of Satchmo's ever-present handkerchief. We have been unable to trace another of similar design, but it is absolutely authentic, apparently obtained by an admirer after a concert in the early 50s, and is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity from James Spence, one of America's leading manuscript and autograph authenticators. Learn More

    Date of Publication: c.1950


    Stock Code: 83446

    Signed: Yes


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