These titles provide extremely good examples of the sympathetic co-operation between Johnny Dodds and Natty Dominique, whose trumpet style blends so fittingly with the gay light-heartedness of Dodds clarinet work. Oriental Man is a thinly disguised version of Love's Old Sweet Song, in which there are delightful variations around the theme in low register by Dodds, and then a fairly straight statement which shows the two musicians in a puckish mood. The same line-up was used for Cootie Stomp and The Weary Way Blues in August of 1927 under the name of the State Street Ramblers.

Taken from the book Recorded Jazz: A Critical Guide by Rex Harris and Brian Rust.

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
Oriental Man
(Jimmy Blythe)
12-1927 Chicago, Illinois Paramount
12594

20240-1
Oriental Man
(Jimmy Blythe)
12-1927 Chicago, Illinois Paramount
12594

20240-3
Sock That Thing
(Jimmy Blythe)
12-1927 Chicago, Illinois Paramount
12594

20241-2
There'll Come A Day
(Jimmy Blythe)
8-1927 Chicago, Illinois Paramount
12525
Paramount
14023 A

P4762-3
Weary Way Blues
(Jimmy Blythe / Minor)
8-1927 Chicago, Illinois Paramount
12525

P4763-1
Artist Instrument
Jimmy Blythe Piano
Johnny Dodds Clarinet
Baby Dodds Drums, Washboard
Natty Dominique Cornet