The Chocolate Dandies

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The Chocolate Dandies was a name used by a number of different jazz ensembles in the United States from the 1920s into the 1940s.

The name "Chocolate Dandies" originally came from a 1924 stage show written by Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle. A unit led by Don Redman was the first to record with it on the Okeh label in 1928-1929. He also recorded with McKinney's Cotton Pickers and released material with that ensemble under this name. Benny Carter had several ensembles in the 1930s which he called the Chocolate Dandies; versions of these groups continued to play into the 1940s, and counted among their members Coleman Hawkins, Max Kaminsky, Floyd O'Brien, Buck Clayton, and other members of Carter's and Fletcher Henderson's bands.
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The Chocolate Dandies Discography Tracks

Singles & EPs

8627 The Chocolate Dandies - Paducah / Four Or Five Times album art Chocolate Dandies* / Five Little Chocolate Dandies* Chocolate Dandies* / Five Little Chocolate Dandies* - Paducah / Four Or Five Times(Shellac, 10") Okeh 8627 US 1928 Sell This Version
8668 The Chocolate Dandies - Star Dust / Birmingham Break-Down album art Chocolate Dandies* Star Dust / Birmingham Break-Down(Shellac, 10") Okeh 8668 US 1928 Sell This Version
The Chocolate Dandies - Bugle Call Rag / Body And Soul album art Chocolate Dandies* / Fred Rich And His Orchestra Chocolate Dandies* / Fred Rich And His Orchestra - Bugle Call Rag / Body And Soul Parlophone Australia 1931 Sell This Version
The Chocolate Dandies - Casa Loma Stomp / Dee Blues album art O.K. Rhythm Kings / The Chocolate Dandies O.K. Rhythm Kings / The Chocolate Dandies - Casa Loma Stomp / Dee Blues Parlophone Australia 1931 Sell This Version
2543-D The Chocolate Dandies - Bugle Call Rag / Dee Blues album art Chocolate Dandies* Bugle Call Rag / Dee Blues(Shellac, 10") Columbia 2543-D US 1931 Sell This Version
R-1138 The Chocolate Dandies - The Ghost Of St. Louis Blues / Dee Blues album art Emmett Miller / The Chocolate Dandies Emmett Miller / The Chocolate Dandies - The Ghost Of St. Louis Blues / Dee Blues(Shellac, 10") Parlophone R-1138 UK 1931 Sell This Version
The Chocolate Dandies - Ain't Cha Glad / Once Upon A Time album art Horace Henderson And His Orchestra / The Chocolate Dandies Horace Henderson And His Orchestra / The Chocolate Dandies - Ain't Cha Glad / Once Upon A Time Parlophone Switzerland 1934 Sell This Version
R 1815 The Chocolate Dandies - I Never Knew / Marie album art The Chocolate Dandies / Claude Hopkins And His Orchestra The Chocolate Dandies / Claude Hopkins And His Orchestra - I Never Knew / Marie(Shellac, 10") Parlophone R 1815 Scandinavia 1934 Sell This Version
A 3931 The Chocolate Dandies - Blue Interlude / I Never Knew album art The Chocolate Dandies Blue Interlude / I Never Knew(Shellac, 10") Parlophone A 3931 Australia 1934 Sell This Version
R 1792 The Chocolate Dandies - Blue Interlude / Happy Feet album art The Chocolate Dandies / Horace Henderson & His Orch.* The Chocolate Dandies / Horace Henderson & His Orch.* - Blue Interlude / Happy Feet(Shellac, 10") Parlophone R 1792 UK 1934 Sell This Version
A6034 The Chocolate Dandies - What Can A Poor Fellow Do? / Krazy Kapers album art Duke Ellington & His Orchestra* / The Chocolate Dandies Duke Ellington & His Orchestra* / The Chocolate Dandies - What Can A Poor Fellow Do? / Krazy Kapers(Shellac, 10") Parlophone A6034 Australia 1934 Sell This Version
57, 58 The Chocolate Dandies - The House Of David Blues / I Never Knew album art Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra / Chocolate Dandies* Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra / Chocolate Dandies* - The House Of David Blues / I Never Knew(Shellac, 10") United Hot Clubs Of America, United Hot Clubs Of America 57, 58 US 1939 Sell This Version
The Chocolate Dandies - I Surrender Dear / I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me album art Coleman Hawkins And The Chocolate Dandies Coleman Hawkins And The Chocolate Dandies - I Surrender Dear / I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me Commodore US 1940 Sell This Version
533 The Chocolate Dandies - Smack! / Dedication album art The Chocolate Dandies / Coleman Hawkins And His Rhythm The Chocolate Dandies / Coleman Hawkins And His Rhythm - Smack! / Dedication(Shellac, 10") Commodore 533 US 1940 Sell This Version
A7483 The Chocolate Dandies - Six Or Seven Times / The Eel album art The Chocolate Dandies / Eddie Condon & His Orchestra* The Chocolate Dandies / Eddie Condon & His Orchestra* - Six Or Seven Times / The Eel(Shellac, 10") Parlophone A7483 Australia 1945 Sell This Version
The Chocolate Dandies - Tops On Tenor album art Chu Berry's Little Jazz Ensemble* / Coleman Hawkins' Chocolate Dandies* Chu Berry's Little Jazz Ensemble* / Coleman Hawkins' Chocolate Dandies* - Tops On Tenor Guilde Du Jazz France Unknown Sell This Version
The Chocolate Dandies - Star Dust / Save It Pretty Mamma For Me album art The Chocolates Dandies* / Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra The Chocolates Dandies* / Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra - Star Dust / Save It Pretty Mamma For Me Parlophone Unknown Sell This Version
B - 35 634 The Chocolate Dandies - Goodbye Blues / Cloudy Skies album art The Chocolate Dandies Goodbye Blues / Cloudy Skies(Shellac, 10") Odeon B - 35 634 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
B 71145 The Chocolate Dandies - I Never Knew / Krazy Kapers album art The Chocolate Dandies I Never Knew / Krazy Kapers(Shellac, 10") Parlophon B 71145 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
O 41 352 The Chocolate Dandies - Bugle Call Rag album art Chocolate Dandies* Bugle Call Rag(7", EP) Odeon O 41 352 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
B - 35 623 The Chocolate Dandies - Got Another Sweetie Now / Dee Blues album art The Chocolate Dandies Got Another Sweetie Now / Dee Blues(Shellac, 10") Odeon B - 35 623 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
SOE 3553, 7 SOE 3553 The Chocolate Dandies - Goodbye Blues / Bugle Call Rag / Dee Blues / Cloudy Skies album art Les Chocolate Dandies* Goodbye Blues / Bugle Call Rag / Dee Blues / Cloudy Skies(7", EP) Odeon, Odeon SOE 3553, 7 SOE 3553 France Unknown Sell This Version
R 882 The Chocolate Dandies - But I Can't Make A Man / Goodbye Blues album art The Dorsey Brothers And Their New Dynamiks / Chocolate Dandies* The Dorsey Brothers And Their New Dynamiks / Chocolate Dandies* - But I Can't Make A Man / Goodbye Blues(Shellac, 10") Parlophone R 882 UK Unknown Sell This Version
B 71144 The Chocolate Dandies - Bugle Call Rag / Blue Interlude album art The Chocolate Dandies Bugle Call Rag / Blue Interlude(Shellac, 10") Parlophon B 71144 Unknown Sell This Version
R 1273 The Chocolate Dandies - Cloudy Skies / Doctor Blues  album art The Chocolate Dandies, Luis Russell And His Orchestra The Chocolate Dandies, Luis Russell And His Orchestra - Cloudy Skies / Doctor Blues (Shellac, 10") The Parlophone Co. Ltd. R 1273 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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