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Oct 23
1892

Rufus Perryman is born in Monroe, Louisiana. He will find success as blues pianist Speckled Red. (1892)

Oct 23
1923

Popular singer Sara Martin records Roamin' Blues with guitarist Sylvester Weaver for Okeh Records in New York City, USA. (1923)

Oct 23
1928

Ambrose And His Orchestra record Adoree and I'm Riding To Glory at Hayes, Middlesex, UK, for HMV Records. (1928)

Oct 23
1929

Ray Starita And His Ambassadors Club Band record Au Revoir, The Skaters, She's So Unusual and I Don't Know How, in London, UK, for Columbia Records. (1929)

Oct 23
1929

Red Nichols and his Five Pennies, using the pseudonym of The Capivators, record I Got Rhythm, Sweet Jennie Lee, A Girl Friend Of A Boy Friend Of Mine and Embraceable You, for Brunswick Records in New York City, USA. (1929)

Oct 23
1929

Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra records Band Box Shuffle, Small Black, Rumba Negro [Spanish Stomp], Jones Law Stomp and Everyday Blues [Yo Yo Blues] for Victor Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1929)

Oct 23
1929

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

Oct 23
1934

Adrian Rollini And His Orchestra record the Bix Beiderbecke composition Davenport Blues in New York City, USA. (1934)

Oct 23
1934

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

Oct 23
1936

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

Oct 23
1937

Young blind boy Ray Charles Robinson (later to become superstar Ray Charles) is enrolled at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind in St Augustine. (1937)

Oct 23
1937

Benny Goodman And His Orchestra play on the CBS network's Camel Caravan radio show in The Manhattan Room, Hotel Pennsylvania, New York City, USA. (1937)


Oct 23
1942

The Joe Marsala Orchestra plays at Log Cabin Farms, Armonk, New York State, USA. (1942)
Oct 23
1953

Kenny Graham's Afro-Cubists record Beguine, Tempo Medio Lento, Saga Boy and Bongo Chant in London, UK, for Esquire Records. (1953)

Oct 23
1955

The Jazz Jamboree is held in The State, Kilburn, London, UK, featuring Ted Heath And His Music, The Ronnie Scott Orchestra, Jack Parnell And His Orchestra, Ronnie Aldrich And The Squadronaires, The Tommy Whittle Orchestra, The M.S.B.C. Jamboree Band, The Ray Ellington Quartet, Tubby Hayes And His Orchestra, Tony Crombie And His Orchestra, The Tony Kinsey Quartet and The New Jazz group. (1955)

Oct 23
1960

Swing-era alto-saxophonist and recording artist Porter Kilbert dies in Chicago, Illinois, USA, aged 39. Kilbert was perhaps best-known as a member of The Quincy Jones Big Band. (1960)

Oct 23
1961

Jazz guitarist Charlie Byrd records the album Blues Sonata for Riverside Records in Plaza Sound Studios, New York City, USA. (1961)

Oct 23
1962

While visiting his sister in Gladewater, Texas, USA, Leon Chappel, a pioneer of Western Swing music, shoots himself dead. (1909)

Oct 23
1962

Brother Jack McDuff records the album Screamin' for Prestige Records at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA. (1962)

Oct 23
1965

Billboard?s newly published R&B Album chart shows The In Crowd by The Ramsey Lewis Trio in the No1 slot. (1965)

Oct 23
1966

The Sal Matthews Orchestra plays at The Roseland Ballroom, New York City, USA. (1966)

Oct 23
1971

Weather Report play at The Beacon Theatre, New York City, USA. (1971)

Oct 23
1971

Mose Allison releases a new album, Western Man, on Atlantic Records in the USA. (1971)

Oct 23
1980

Saxophonist Sonny Rollins plays at the Jazz Jamboree in the Congress Hall, Warsaw, Poland. (1980)