This seven piece band was made up of members of the 332nd Infantry Band which was a White regiment that was stationed in France during World War One. Military bands like this one and James Reese Europe's 369th Hellfighters Band and the 158th Infantry Band under the direction of Second Lieutenant Albert R. Etzweiler gave the French their first taste of Jazz.

Thanks to Yves Francois for his help with the recordings on this page.

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
A.M.E.R.I.C.A. I Love You, My Yankee Land 1918 Paris, France Pathé
6463
Everybody Shimmies Now
(Joe Gold / Edmond J. Porray)
6-2-1919 Paris, France Disque Gramophone
K-828
Everything Is Peaches Down In Georgia 6-2-1919 Paris, France Disque Gramophone
K-828
How Are You Gonna Keep 'Em Down On The Farm
(Walter Donaldson / S.M. Lewis / J. Young)
6-2-1919 Paris, France Disque Gramophone
K-532
I Ain't Got Nobody
(Graham / Bert Williams)
6-2-1919 Paris, France Disque Gramophone
K-1317
It's A Hundred To One You're I Love 'N Everything 6-2-1919 Paris, France Disque Gramophone
K-531
Oh! I Hate To Get Up In The Morning 1918 Paris, France Pathé
6462
Oh! So Pretty 6-2-1919 Paris, France Disque Gramophone
K-732
Oui, Qui Marie
(Fred Fisher / Alfred Bryan / Joe McCarthy)
6-2-1919 Paris, France Disque Gramophone
K-1317
Sinbad
(Intro. I Shall Hail Cairo And Our Ancestors)
6-2-1919 Paris, France Disque Gramophone
K-532
Sweet Little Buttercup et My Mother's Eyes 6-2-1919 Paris, France Disque Gramophone
K-732
The Dirty Dozen
(Clarence M. Jones / Jack Frost)
1918 Paris, France Pathé
6461
Pickaninnies Paradise 1918 Paris, France Pathé
6463
The Ragtime Volunteers Are Off To War
(James F. Hanley)
1918 Paris, France Pathé 6461
Way Down In Macon, Georgia 1918 Paris, France Pathé
6462
Artist Instrument
Albert Argellotta Trombone
Arshat Nushan Drums
Edward or Vernon Dakin Violin
Russel Hanslaib Tenor Saxophone
Syl Horn Violin
Clarence Koch Cornet
Clayton Thirkell Pianist
unknown Slide Whistle
Some Hustling This! Taking Jazz to the World, 1914-1929, by Mark Miller, Mercury Press , 2006