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Johnny Maddox and his Dixie Boys: Dixieland Blues

This album is mostly arranged Dixieland. Made in 1959 for Dot, it was a meeting between Johnny Maddox (dubbed the King of Ragtime because of his million-selling hit, “The Crazy Otto Medley,” recorded in 1954) and a septet of prominent Dixieland players. From the perspective of 2005, it sounds perfect for a record company trying to reach a large audience of the time, but it lacks the rawer, freewheeling quality of the Chicago-style and New Orleans-style Dixieland bands of the period.

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