The Missourians were a mid-western band that was greatly influenced by Benny Moten. In the mid-1920s they relocated to New York and played at the Cotton Club under the name of Andy Preer and the Cotton Club Orchestra and as the Cotton Club Orchestra. After Preer's death in 1927, Duke Ellington got the gig. The Missourians are best remembered today for their association with Cab Calloway, who first worked with them in New York, in 1928. In 1930, he took over the band, eventually changing its name to Cab Calloway and his Orchestra and they once again found themselves as the house band at the Cotton Club. R.Q. Dickerson plays some wonderful plunger-mute trumpet on Prohibition Blues.

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
"400" Hop
(DePriest Wheeler)
8-1-1929 New York, New York Victor
V-38084-B
I've Got Someone
(Charles H. Brooks)
8-1-1929 New York, New York Victor
V-38103-B
Missouri Moan
(Jimmy E. Smith)
6-3-1929 New York, New York Victor
V-38067-B
Market Street Stomp
(R.Q. Dickerson)
6-3-1929 New York, New York Victor
V-38067-A
Ozark Mountain Blues
(R.Q. Dickerson)
6-3-1929 New York, New York Victor
V-38071-A
Prohibition Blues
(Walter Thomas)
2-17-1930 New York, New York Victor
V-38120-A
Scotty Blues
(George W. Scott)
8-1-1929 New York, New York Victor
V-38084-A
Stoppin' The Traffic
(Leroy Maxey)
2-17-1930 New York, New York Victor
V-38120-B
Swingin' Dem Cats
(Joe King)
2-17-1930 New York, New York Victor
V-38145-B
Two Hundred Squabble
(Morris White)
2-17-1930 New York, New York Victor
V-38145-A
Vine Street Drag
(J. Brown)
8-1-1929 New York, New York Victor
V-38103-A
You'll Cry For Me, But I'll Be Gone
(Lamar White)
6-3-1929 New York, New York Victor
V-38071-B

53804-1
You'll Cry For Me, But I'll Be Gone
(Lamar White)
6-3-1929 New York, New York Victor
V-38071-B

53804-2
Artist Instrument
William Blue Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Andrew Brown Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Earres Prince Piano
R.Q. Dickerson Trumpet
Lockwood Lewis Vocals, Leader
Leroy Maxey Drums
George Scott Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Smith Tuba
DePriest Wheeler Trombone
Morris White Violin