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Oct 22
1924

Jesse Drakes is born in New York City, USA. He will find acclaim as a jazz trumpeter working with Lester Young, Duke Ellington, Sarah Vaughan and others. (1924)

Oct 22
1926

The Broadway Bell-Hops record Don't Take That Black Bottom Away, Sunday and If I'd Only Believed In You, in New York City, USA, for Harmony Records. (1926)

Oct 22
1926

Jack Hylton And His Orchestra record Don't Forget, Palace Of Dreams and Who'll Mend A broken Heart?, for HMV Records in the Small Queen's Hall, London, UK. (1926)

Oct 22
1927

Sam Morgan's Jazz Band records Short Dress Gal, Bogalousa Strut, Down By The Riverside and Over In The Glory Land for Columbia Records in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. (1927)


Oct 22
1929

Red Nichols and his Five Pennies record Get Happy and Say It With Music, for Brunswick Records in New York City, USA. (1929)

Oct 22
1929

Jazz cornet virtuoso Bix Beiderbecke spends the ninth of 36 nights in the Keeley Institute, Dwight, Illinois, USA, being treated for delerium tremens caused by his heavy drinking. (1929)

Oct 22
1933

Harry Fay [a pseudonym for Cavan O'Connor], accompanied by Billy Cotton And His Band, records the Noel Gay composition I Took My Harp To A Party, in London, UK. (1933)

Oct 22
1934

Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra play during a month of shows at The Cotton Club, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. (1934)

Oct 22
1936

Mal Hallett And His Orchestra record Goodnight My Love for Decca Records in the USA. (1936)

Oct 22
1936

Garth Green And His Orchestra play the second of sixteen nights in The Cooper Club, Henderson, Texas, USA. (1936)

Oct 22
1937

Benny Goodman and his Orchestra record I’ve Hitched My Wagon To A Star, Pop Corn Man and Let That Be A Lesson To You, for Victor Records in the USA. (1937)

Oct 22
1941

The Nat 'King' Cole Trio records Call The Police, Are You Fer It?, That Ain’t Right and Hit That Jive, Jack, in Hollywood, California. (1941)

Oct 22
1953

Louis Armstrong With The Commanders records Zat You, Santa Claus?, Cool Yule, Someday You'll Be Sorry and The Gypsy, for Decca Records in New York City, USA. (1953)

Oct 22
1953

Kay Starr records Changing Partners for Capitol Records in the USA. It will peak at No13 in the Billboard popular Singles Chart in the USA. (1953)

Oct 22
1956

Joe Williams, Emmett Berry, Aaron Bell, Vic Dickenson, Marlowe Morris, Bobby Henderson and Bobby Donaldson record the live album A Night At Count Basie's, at The Count Basie Club, New York City, USA. (1956)

Oct 22
1957

Count Basie and His Orchestra record I Laugh To Keep From Cryin' and A Man Ain't Supposed To Cry, in New York City, USA, with Joe Williams on vocals. (1957)

Oct 22
1959

Kid Ory And His Creole Jazzband plus Terry Lightfoot And His New Orleans Jazz Band play at De Montfort Hall, Leicester, UK. (1959)

Oct 22
1959

Piano virtuoso Thelonious Monk spends the second of two days recording tracks in San Francisco, California, USA, for Riverside Records, which will result in the album Alone In San Francisco. (1959)

Oct 22
1960

The Ray River Jazz Band plays at The Goddard Arms, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK. (1960)

Oct 22
1962

Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. record Me And My Shadow in Los Angeles, California, USA, for Reprise Records. (1962)


Oct 22
1966

Jan Garber And His Orchestra play at The Lady Luck Lounge in The Desert Inn, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. (1966)

Oct 22
1968

Louis Armstrong and his All Stars star in Show Of The Week - Louis Armstrong and his All Stars, on BBC tv in the UK. (1968)

Oct 22
1969

R'n'b and jazz guitarist George Benson begins recording his album The Other Side Of Abbey Road for A&M Records. The album features Benson's interpretations of songs from The Beatles' album Abbey Road. (1969)

Oct 22
1976

Dexter Gordon records his album The Comeback, in New York City. (1976)

Oct 22
1984

The album Breezin' by jazz and r'n'b guitarist George Benson is awarded a 3xPlatinum Disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A. (1984)

Oct 22
1992

Jazz saxophonist Tommy Smith begins an eight-date UK tour at the Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham. (1992)

Oct 22
2004

Malmesbury-raised jazz star Jamie Cullum plays a live concert at The Odeon Concert Club in Cleveland, Ohio. (2004)

Oct 22
2005

Young British jazz star Jamie Cullum appears on the Parkinson Show. (2005)

Oct 22
2005

The eight-day long Trinidad And Tobago Steelpan Jazz Festival begins. Artists appearing over the next eight days include Steel Pulse, Al Jarreau, David 'Fathead' Williams, David Rudder and others. (2005)

Oct 22
2009

Grammy and Juno Award-winning jazz vocalist Michael Buble's fourth studio album, Crazy Love, goes to No1 in the Irish Albums Chart. (2009)

Oct 22
2010

Jazz vibraphone virtuoso Gary Burton is interviewed live at the Barnes And Noble store, New York City, USA, as part of a regular monthly event featuring jazz musicians who are passing through New York. (2010)