Dave Nelson is often referred to as the nephew of King Oliver , although some historians say he was actually related to Oliver's wife Stella. Nelson took over King Oliver's Orchestra (hence the name "Kings Men") when the King's health failed him. Five months later they recorded again under the name of Dave's Harlem Highlights.

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
I Ain't Got Nobody
(Roger Graham / Spencer Williams)
1-14-1931 New York, New York Victor
Some Of These Days
(Shelton Brooks)
1-14-1931 New York, New York Victor
When Day Is Done
(Buddy DeSylva / Dr. Robert Katscher)
1-14-1931 New York, New York Victor
Artist Instrument
Sam Allen Piano
Buster Bailey Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Henry Brown Trumpet
Wayman Carver Tenor Saxophone, Flute
Wilber de Paris Trombone
Charles Fraizer Tenor Saxophone
Marvin Herbert Trumpet
Gerald Hobson Drums
Simon Marrero Bass
Dave Nelson Trumpet, Vocals, Director
Glyn Paque Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Arthur Taylor Guitar