Willie Nelson, Leon Russell, Maria Muldaur, Bonnie Raitt, Mickey Raphael, “Trouble in Mind”

This song was written in 1926, by Richard Jones, and you can listen to the first recording of the song here:

This is the first recording (1926) with vocalist Bertha ‘Chippie’ Hill and Louis Armstrong on cornet.Richard Myknee Jones was from a musical family in New Orleans and played a variety of instruments before making the piano his main instrument. He played in Armand Piron’s Olympia Orchestra and led his own band called The Four Hot Hounds which included Sugar Johnny Smith and occasionally King Oliver. During World War One he played with Papa Celestin.

He left New Orleans in 1919 and moved to Chicago where he set up the Chicago branch of Clarence Williams publishing company and music store. He played in bands in Chicago during the 1920s, but his main gig was as manager of Okeh records race records division. He led his own studio band called Richard M. Jones’ Jazz Wizards and accompanied a great number of singers and bands on piano. He continued to be active in music until his death both as a musician and talent scout. Jones is best remembered today as the composer of such Jazz standards as “Trouble In Mind” and “Riverside Blues”.

Information from – http://www.redhotjazz.com/jones.html


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