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Edward Kid Ory Edit Profile

musician , composer

Edward Kid Ory, musician, composer. Member A.S.C.A.P., hot clubs France Grand Prix, 1962, Prix Mondial, 1964, Belgium, Denmark, Holland. Southern California Hot Jazz Society.

Background

Ory, Edward Kid was born on December 25, 1886 in LaPlace, Louisiana, United States. Son of John and Octavie (Denez) Ory.

Education

Student Milesville (Louisiana) School.

Career

1 daughter, Babette Annual Began professional career as valve trombonist, leader seven piece band, Milesville, 1896. Took up slide trombone, 1900. Leader jazz band, New Orleans, 1908-1919.

Recorded 1st phonograph records of Creole jazz band, Ory’s Creole Trombone and Society Blues, 1921. Member Joe King Oliver’s band, 1925-1929. Leon Reney band, 1929-1932, recorded with King Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Jelly-Roll Morton, New Orleans Wanderers, New Orleans Bootblacks, other groups, 1925-1929.

Proprietor poultry farm, 1932-1942. Leader 1st jazz band in radio broadcasting on Orson Welles show, 1942-1943. Leader jazz bands until 1961.

Star Dixieland at Disneyland, 1961-1965. Concert tours, Europe, England, Scotland, 1956, 1959. Star Crescent City’s Jazz and Heritage Festival, 1971.

Victor, Columbia. Decca, Good Time Jazz, Verve, Crescent records. 1st high fidelity records for Exner Records, 1946. Motion picture appearances include New Orleans, 1946, Crossfire, 1947, Mahogany Magic, 1950.

Benny Goodman Story, 1956. Recorded for Armed Forces Radio Information Recordings, also educational jazz film for United States Information Service.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Composer: Muskrat Ramble, Savoy Blues, Ory’s Creole Trombone, The Girl’s Go Crazy About the Way IWalk, Blues for Jimmy, Ory’s Boogie, Creole Song, Do What Ory Walk, Blues for Jimmy, Ory’s Boogie, Creole Song, Do What Ory Say, Sweet Little Papa, Blanche Touquatoux, Booboo’s Blue. (lyrics) Eh, La Bas.

Membership

Member A.S.C.A.P., hot clubs France Grand Prix, 1962, Prix Mondial, 1964, Belgium, Denmark, Holland. Southern California Hot Jazz Society.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Barbara Lawless, September 15, 1953.

father:
John Ory

mother:
Octavie (Denez) Ory

spouse:
Elizabeth Barbara Lawless