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King Oliver

1881 - 1938

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Joseph Nathan "King" Oliver (December 19, 1881 – April 8/10, 1938) was an American jazz cornet player and bandleader. He was particularly recognized for his playing style and his pioneering use of mutes in jazz. Also a notable composer, he wrote many tunes still played today, including "Dippermouth Blues", "Sweet Like This", "Canal Street Blues", and "Doctor Jazz". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of King Oliver has received more than 555,761 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 34 in 2019). King Oliver is the 451st most popular musician (down from 384th in 2019), the 2,459th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,125th in 2019) and the 137th most popular American Musician.

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  • 33

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.60

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.59

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Among musicians, King Oliver ranks 451 out of 2,662Before him are Robert Wyatt, Tansen, Richie Sambora, Jacob Gade, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Loreena McKennitt. After him are Dick Taylor, Dennis Wilson, Bill Ward, Isao Tomita, Manitas de Plata, and Yann Tiersen.

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Among people born in 1881, King Oliver ranks 68Before him are Otozō Yamada, Muhammad VIII al-Amin, Ernst Gräfenberg, Curt Sachs, Ramón Grau, and Kim Kyu-sik. After him are Augustin Bea, H. H. Kung, Hermann Ehrhardt, Hugo Meisl, Louis Trousselier, and Hans Wilsdorf. Among people deceased in 1938, King Oliver ranks 75Before him are Nikolai Krylenko, Jukums Vācietis, Pavel Dybenko, Bernd Rosemeyer, Nicola Romeo, and Edwin Hall. After him are Emile Vandervelde, Otto von Lossow, Christen C. Raunkiær, Cao Kun, Francis Jammes, and Edmund Landau.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, King Oliver ranks 2,459 out of 18,182Before him are George Gaylord Simpson (1902), Hetty Green (1834), Zac Efron (1987), Paul Milgrom (1948), Allan Kaprow (1927), and Lynda Carter (1951). After him are Ross Macdonald (1915), Charles Grodin (1935), Shirley Jackson (1916), Eunice Kennedy Shriver (1921), Richard R. Schrock (1945), and J. T. Walsh (1943).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, King Oliver ranks 137Before him are Joe Perry (1950), Tom Fogerty (1941), Cannonball Adderley (1928), Dexter Gordon (1923), Richie Sambora (1959), and Billy Ray Cyrus (1961). After him are Dennis Wilson (1944), Philly Joe Jones (1923), Captain Beefheart (1941), Jason Newsted (1963), Dee Dee Ramone (1951), and Tommy Bolin (1951).