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Leon Oakley (2002)

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Cornetist Leon Oakley lives near San Francisco, California and works as an electrical engineer for the Bay Area Rapid Transit System (BART) and is currently on the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Traditional Jazz Foundation.

He was with the South Frisco Jazz Band from May 1979 to November 1998, and previously was with the Turk Murphy San Francisco Band for 11 years, from 1968 to 1979. He can be heard on a number of recordings with both bands, including eight LPs with Turk, and on several under his own leadership. His most recent recordings are Hotter Than That by Bob Helm's Jazz Band and Ma 'n Bessie Greater Tent Show Act I and Act II, by Bob Helm and Miss Carol Leigh's Blues & Jazz Review, produced by Stomp Off Records.

Pick Artist Album Song Label
# 1 Louis Armstrong and His Hot Seven Complete Hot Fives and Hot Sevens Willie the Weeper (Sony)
# 2 Joe "King" Oliver King Oliver and His Orchestra Sweet Like This (RCA)
# 3 Jelly Roll Morton and His Red Hot Peppers Birth of the Hot Doctor Jazz (RCA)
# 4 Luis Russell Orchestra Savoy Shout Jersey Lightning (JSP)
# 5 Luis Russell Orchestra featuring Louis Armstrong N/A Mahogany Hall Stomp (Mercury)
# 6 Lu Watters and His Yerba Buena Jazz Band N/A Royal Garden Blues N/A
# 7 Turk Murphy's Jazz Band N/A Sunset Cafe Stomp (Columbia)
# 8 Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong High Society Little One (Capitol)
# 9 Ruby Braff Sextet featuring Roy Eldridge Easy Now The Song Is Ended (RCA)
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