The Dixie Serenaders was the band that Sonny Clay assembled after he returned from Australia in 1928. Notes from the recording session indicate that the band was called Sonny Clay's Hartford Ballroom Orchestra at the time of this recording. Most discographies say that these recordings were made in 1931, but Sonny Clay insisted that they were recorded in 1929.

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
Cho-King
(Sonny Clay)
1929 Los Angeles, California Champion 16365
River, Stay ‘Way From My Door 1929 Los Angeles, California Champion 16341
St Louis Blues
(W.C. Handy)
1929 Los Angeles, California Champion 16365
When It’s Sleepy Time Down South
(Leon Rene / Otis Rene / Clarence Muse)
1929 Los Angeles, California Champion 16341
Artist Instrument
Sonny Clay Piano, Leader
Leonard Davidson Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Doc Hart Trumpet
Herman Hoy Bass Brass
James "King" Porter Trumpet
Carlton Wade Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Frank Watkins Banjo, Vocal
Sherman Williams Clarinet, Alto Saxophone