Search this site
Frisco Jazz Archives
Broadcast Awards
NY Festivals 2014
Gabriel Award 2011
Gabriel Award 2009
Gabriel Award 2004
Golden Reel 2003
Golden Reel 2002
Golden Reel 2001
André Ekyan
Artie Shaw
Bagatelle jazz bar
Barbara Dane
Benny Carter
Benny Goodman
Benny Strickler - Frisco
Benny Strickler - Tulsa
Berkeley Jazz House
Bessie Smith & Ma Rainey
Bill Bardin
Bill Coleman
Bill Dart
Bill Erickson
Bill Erickson archive
Bill Napier
Billie Holiday
Bix Beiderbecke
Bob Helm
Bob Mielke
Bearcats archive
Buck Clayton
Buddy Bolden
Bunk Johnson
Bunny Berigan
Burp Hollow tapes
Burt Bales
Byron Berry
Casa Loma Orchestra
Charlie Christian
Christmas Jazz
Clancy Hayes
Clancy Hayes Archive
Clarence Williams
Club Hangover Archive
Club Hangover Rarities
Count Basie
Cowboy Jazz
Danny Alguire
Dick Oxtot
Django Reinhardt
Doc Cheatham
Duke Ellington Tribute
Duke Ellington Live
Earl Fatha Hines
Earl Scheelar
Eddie Condon
Eddie Lang
Eddie South
Ella Fitzgerald
Emmett Miller
Fats Waller
Frank Big Boy Goudie
Frank Goudie's Paris
Goudie Music Pt 2
Goudie Music Pt 3
Goudie's San Francisco
Hot Club & Gypsy Jazz
Humphrey Lyttelton
Jabbo Smith
Jack Teagarden
James P. Johnson
Janis Joplin Jazz
Jazz Guitar Pioneers
Jazz Puzzle: Brashear
Jelly Roll Morton
Jerry Blumberg
Jimmie Noone
Joe King Oliver
Larks Club tapes
Lester Young
Lil Hardin Armstrong
Lionel Hampton
Louis Armstrong
Lu Watters
Men of the Blues
Misc Topics I (AUDIO)
Misc Topics II (AUDIO)
Monkey Inn tapes
Muggsy Spanier
Noble Sissle
Nods Taproom
Pee Wee Russell
Piano & Boogie Kings
Pier 23 tapes
PT Stanton '50s-'60s
PT Stanton 1970s
Sammy Price
Sidney Bechet
Spud Murphy
Stan McDonald Programs
Stan McDonald Bios
Stan McDonald Bonus
Ted Butterman
Turk Murphy
Violin Jazz
Vince Cattolica
Wally Rose
Washboard Rhythm Kings
WC Handy
West Coast Trad Jazz
Women of Jazz
Women of Jazz (AUDIO)
Yerba Buena Jazz Band
Yerba Buena archive
YBJB: Phil Elwood
Jazz Artist Rich Sigberman
Radlauer books
Sound Restoration
Writing and Essays

Jumping Swing, Classic Blues
and Hot Jazz: Old and New

JAZZ RHYTHM explores the lore, culture and personalities of early jazz bringing you the colorful characters and inside stories, that define the origin, growth and worldwide spread of jazz music: America's most original art form.

After three decades, I’ve renewed and expanded my mission offering content advancing our understanding and enjoyment of early Jazz, Swing and Blues.  The pages and programs contain a great deal of rare archival music, interviews, primary sources, and articles from collaborators worldwide. 

JAZZ RHYTHM aims to enrich our understanding of early jazz.  Programs, interactive articles, music archives and pages are deeply researched offering rich online resources for your exploration and delight.

                             New and updated pages and content:

New 2.2015

Bob Mielke's Bearcats Audio Archive

A new page featuring unissued rarities from the 1950s starting with a restoration of the ill-fated Empirical LP from stunning stereo master tapes.
Meet the star of their early sessions,
clarinet player Bunky Colman.

New 2.2015

Frisco Jazz Archival Rarities
The best and rarest of the archival jazz recordings heard on this site will soon be available for purchase on CD or via download (Amazon, i-tunes, Pandora, etc) from Grammercy Records in partnership with Dave Radlauer.

Burp Hollow tapes

New audio, photos and content have been posted in anticipation of a forthcoming article and CD release of musical rarities from this legendary club. 

Explore the life of North Beach Babylon and meet a true Frisco character: owner-operator former mafioso Millio Militti.

Hosted by a shady operator the best of Frisco Jazz was served up with a dubious cocktail at a crowded little gingham-topped table at the infamous Burp Hollow.

JAZZ RHYTHM has received the New York Festivals, World's Best Radio Programs & Promotions Finalist Award Winner for Best Writing 2014: Discovering Frank Big Boy Goudie and The Benny Strickler Story.

P.T. Stanton
Exciting new audiotapes, stories, recollections and images of this unique and peculiar jazz horn player continue to emerge.  This page is fortified with new photos and an interactive article: The Odd Brilliance of P.T. Stanton.

Now in two parts:
P.T. Stanton 1950s-60s:  Early years, Lark's Club, Frank Goudie, and recollecitons from Barbara Dane, Bill Bardin, Richard Hadlock and Dave Greer.

P.T. Stanton 1970s:  Featuring P.T. Stanton Night, Stone Age Jazz Band and recollections by Bob Mielke, Pete Allen, Barbara Dane, Robin Hodes.

New 10.14

Dick Oxtot was at the center of San Francisco Bay Area revival jazz: from his junior apprenticeship with Yerba Buena Jazz Band to the Swingin’ A’s baseball band, or leading his Golden Age Jazz Band for three decades. 
       Thanks to Darylene Oxtot, rare photos, music and clippings from Dick's personal archives offer fresh views of his life in jazz.

The Bagatelle
Newly available historic recordings from this San Francisco jazz joint feature Oxtot's hot little bands of 1958-59 with Ted Butterman (cornet), Bunky Coleman and Frank Goudie (clarinets) and Bill Bardin (trombone) among others. 

Also featured are the 1958 Clem Raymond sessions recorded in part at The Bagatelle.


The Janis Joplin Jazz tapes.
Joplin was taped in 1963 & 1965 with Dick Oxtot jazz bands in the San Francisco area.
A raw young talent, she had an unmistakable feeling for the blues.
Fresh transfers of archival tapes restore missing jazz horn solos.

Erickson's One Man Band discs are newly posted.  Among the more successful of their kind, they're tight and polished with some delightful Bixian trumpet solos and overdubbed horn-section passages.  This is excellent arranging that is both a tongue-in-cheek send-up, and affectionate tribute to the popular music of an earlier generation.  Formidable musicianship.

Willie the Master.pdf

New and exclusive!

Yerba Buena Jazz Band A reassessment of the West Coast Traditional Jazz rebellion of the Forties is accompanied by fresh transfers of unissued live performance discs.

YBJB - Phil Elwood His legendary broadcasts of 1957/66 celebrating Yerba Buena.

The Lark's Club
Audio and visual updates provide an ongoing survey of Bob Mielke's Bearcats first and best regular gig in Berkeley.

News item

I'm honored that my 2013 article profiling Frank Goudie in San Francisco has been re-published in French by the Bulletin of the Hot Club of France, 2014.

Founded in 1950 by French jazz critic Hugues Panassie, Bulletin du HCF "La revue du jazz authentic" is one of the longest-lived jazz publications.

Download French.pdf


Berkeley Jazz House Music preserved from the legendary parties and jam sessions from more than a half century ago.

Writing and Essays My carefully crafted essays and recollections.  Not jazz-related.

Earl Scheelar Outstanding classic jazz cornet and clarinet player; exclusive audio content.

Pier 23 tapes - Exciting new transcription of a live KOFY broadcast from Pier 23 (c. 1959).  Featuring Erickson (trumpet), Frank Goudie (clarinet), Bob Mielke (trombone), and vocals by pianist Burt Bales and banjo player, Dick Oxtot.  Extremely rare!

Interactive article about Erickson.pdf recently published by SF Trad Jazz Foundation

Burp Hollow tapes Exclusive tapes from a famous San Francisco jazz dive.

Bill Napier One of the best jazz revival clarinet players on the West Coast.

Byron Berry rare tapes and photos; new March, 2014

Monkey Inn tapes Newly available tapes continue to emerge from the personal collection of Bob Mielke.

Turk Murphy (New and under construction)

The Radlauer books
(Not Jazz-related: a convenient place for me to offer to enthusiasts of the books about motorsports written by my late parents, Ed and Ruth Radlauer scans of some of their books.)

Bill Dart Remembrance of the drummer for Yerba Buena Jazz Band.

Andre Ekyan French alto sax jazz pioneer, Django associate.

Bunk Johnson Re-discovery of this early New Orleans trumpet player launched the New Orleans revival.

Pier 23 tapes Rare performances of Ray Ronnei, Frank Goudie, Jim Leigh and Bill Erickson.

Vince Cattolica One of San Francisco's best, and best-loved, and most swinging clarinet players.

Washboard Rhythm Kings Skiffle, jazz and hokum sessions from the 1930s.

Expanded, revised or upgraded pages on this site:

Frank Big Boy Goudie Pages updated and overhauled with new items.

Frank Goudie's Paris Reassessing his ubiquity in Paris between the wars.

Goudie's San Francisco Janis Joplin jazz recordings added.

Bill Erickson Ongoing additional archival music and photos.

Casa Loma Orchestra Pioneering swing orchestra.

Duke Ellington and his Famous Orchestra live Live performances 1938-63.

West Coast Traditional Jazz Recently added BBC documentary.

JAZZ RHYTHM / Dave Radlauer
email: Dradjazz@Gmail.com
Phone:  510.848.8323
Berkeley, CA 94705 USA