Original Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra was named for Tuxedo Dance Hall in New Orleans. The band played there from 1910 to 1913, when the club was closed after a shooting. Papa Celestin , the leader of the band, continued to lead a brass band in the city under the name of the Tuxedo Brass Band after the ballroom closed. In 1917 Celestin formed an earlier version of the orchestra that is represented by these recordings. The Original Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra continued to play throughout the Gulf Coast states until the early 1930s, when the Depression forced Celestin to leave the music business until after World War II. During the Dixieland revival of the late 1940s his music career was revitalized and he continued to play music until his death in 1954. Louis Armstrong, Johnny St. Cyr, and Zutty Singleton all played in Celestin's bands early in their careers.

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
As You Like It
(Paul Barnes)
4-11-1927 New Orleans, Louisiana Columbia
14259-D
Black Rag
(Playing at Spanish Fort)

(William Ridgley)
1-23-1925 New Orleans, Louisiana Okeh
8198-B
Careless Love
(Playing at Spanish Fort)
1-23-1925 New Orleans, Louisiana Okeh
8198-A
Dear Almanzoer
(Papa Celestin)
4-11-1927 New Orleans, Louisiana Columbia
14220-D
Give Me Some More
(Paul Barnes)
4-13-1926 New Orleans, Louisiana Columbia
14200-D
I'm Satisfied You Love Me
(Simon Marrero)
4-13-1926 New Orleans, Louisiana Columbia
14200-D
It's Jam Up
(Papa Celestin)
10-25-1927 New Orleans, Louisiana Columbia
14323-D
Just For You Dear, I'm Crying (3)
(Simon Marrero)
4-11-1927 New Orleans, Louisiana Columbia
14259-D
Just For You Dear, I'm Crying (1)
(Simon Marrero)
4-11-1927 New Orleans, Louisiana Columbia
14259-D
My Josephine
(Vocal Chorus by Charles Gills)

(Paul Barnes)
4-13-1926 New Orleans, Louisiana Columbia
636-D
Original Tuxedo Rag
(Papa Celestin)
1-23-1925 New Orleans, Louisiana Okeh
8215
Papa's Got The Jim-Jims
(Simon Marrero)
4-11-1927 New Orleans, Louisiana Columbia
14220-D
Station Calls (1)
(Simon Marrero)
4-13-1926 New Orleans, Louisiana Columbia
636-D
Station Calls (2)
(Simon Marrero)
4-13-1926 New Orleans, Louisiana Columbia
636-D
Ta Ta Daddy
(Papa Celestin)
12-13-1928 New Orleans, Louisiana Columbia
14396-D
The Sweetheart Of T.K.O.
(James)
12-13-1928 New Orleans, Louisiana Columbia
14396-D
When I'm With You
(Simon Marrero)
10-25-1927 New Orleans, Louisiana Columbia
14323-D
Artist Instrument
Richard Alexis Cornet
Oliver Alcorn Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Paul Barnes Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Papa Celestin Cornet
Abby Foster Drums, Vocals, Whistle
Josiah Frazier Drums, Vocals, Whistle
Charles Gills Vocals
Clarence Hall Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Ferdinand Joesph Vocals
Kid Shots Madison Cornet
Manuel Manetta Piano
John Marrero Banjo
William Matthews Trombone
Simon Marrero Bass
George McCullum Cornet
Earl Pierson Tenor Saxophone
William Ridgley Trombone
August Rousseau Trombone
Jeanette Salvant Piano
unknown Tenor Saxophone
Willard Thomy Clarinet, Alto Saxophone