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us: Jones, Richard M., 1892-1945


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  • Fuller Name

    • Richard Marigny
  • Variants

    • us: Jones, Richard Myknee, 1892-1945
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1892-06-13
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1945-12-08
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Louisiana
    • Death Place

        (naf) Illinois
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) OKeh Records (Firm)
        • Organization: (naf) Mercury Record Corporation
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Papa Celestin Band
    • Gender

        male
    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Jazz musicians
          (lcsh) Blues musicians
            (lcsh) Singers
              (lcsh) Pianists
          • Earlier Established Forms

              Jones, Richard Myknee, 1892-1945Jones, Richard Myknee,1892-1945
          • Sources

            • found: Rare piano rolls 1922-1927 [SR] p1985: container (Richard M. Jones, piano)
            • found: LC data base, 2-23-90 (hdg.: Jones, Richard M.)
            • found: His Richard M. Jones, 1923-1927 [SR] p1995: label (Richard M. Jones) program notes (b. 6-13-1889, Donaldsville, La.; d. 12-8-1945, Chicago)
            • found: Richard M. Jones, 1927-1944, 1995?: label (Richard M. Jones) insert (Richard Mariney Jones)
            • found: Wikipedia, Nov. 16, 2012 (Richard M. Jones; b. Richard Mariney Jones, June 13, 1892; grew up in New Orleans, La.; moved to Chicago, 1918; d. Dec. 8, 1945; jazz pianist, composer, band leader, and record producer; his limp, due to a stiff leg, earned him the nickname "Richard My Knee Jones," a pun on his middle name; began recording in 1923, as a piano soloist, accompanist to vocalists, and with his bands, the Jazz Wizards and the Chicago Cosmopolitans)
            • found: Red hot jazz WWW site, Nov. 16, 2012: Musicians (Richard M. Jones; Richard Myknee Jones; 1889-1945; left New Orleans for Chicago in 1919; during the 1920s he was manager of Okeh records race records division; he led the studio band Richard M. Jones' Jazz Wizards and accompanied singers and bands on piano; best known today as composer of the jazz standards Trouble in mind and Riverside blues)
            • found: Grove music online, Nov. 16, 2012: Jazz (Jones, Richard M(ariney) (Richard Myknee); b. June 13, 1892, nr. Donaldsville, LA; d. Dec. 8, 1945, Chicago; American pianist, composer, and arranger; in 1919 moved to Chicago, where he worked for Clarence Williams's music publishing concern and as a promoter of race records)
            • found: Oxford music online, Nov. 16, 2012: Encyc. of popular music (Jones, Richard M.; b. Richard Mariney Jones, June 13, 1892, Donaldsville, La.; d. Dec. 8, 1945, Chicago, Ill.)
            • found: African American National Biography, accessed June 24, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Jones, Richard Marigny; jazz musician, blues musician / singer, pianist; born 13 June 1892 in Louisiana, United States; played at the bordello Lulu White's Mahogany Hall (1908-1917); led bands in New Orleans; worked with John Robichaux and Armand J. Piron; wrote Lonesome Nobody Cares (1915); worked with (Oscar) Papa Celestin's band (1918); managed the race department of the Okeh label, organizing record dates, including the Louis Armstrong Hot Five sessions (1920's); led the Jazz Wizards, recording 22 numbers (1925-1929); was an accompanist with some blues singers, including Chippie Hill, Elzadie Robinson, and Blanche Calloway; achieved his greatest success as songwriter, composing classics such as Trouble in Mind, Jazzin' Babies' Blues and Riverside Blues; talent scout for the Mercury label (1940's); died 08 December 1945 in Illinois, United States)
          • Change Notes

            • 1990-02-23: new
            • 2015-12-18: revised
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