1920 - Words & Music by Clarence & Spencer Williams
Clarence And Spencer Williams both hailed from New Orleans though they were not related. They collaborated on a number of songs, Royal Garden Blues was probably their most successful. It has become a standard among many jazz musicians and was recorded by many greats including Bix Beiderbecke, Mezz Mezzrow, and Louis Armstrong. The Royal Gardens was the legendary South Side Chicago dance hall where Bix Beiderbecke came with his Whiteman Band buddies to listen in awe to King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band.