King Oliver

1881 - 1938

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Joseph Nathan "King" Oliver (December 19, 1881 – April 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 421,177 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). King Oliver is the 384th most popular musician (up from 470th in 2019), the 2,126th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,385th in 2019) and the 121st most popular American Musician.

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Among musicians, King Oliver ranks 384 out of 2,675Before him are Wojciech Żywny, Bebo Valdés, Alicia de Larrocha, Phil Rudd, Maurice White, and Philly Joe Jones. After him are Andy Summers, Cannonball Adderley, Stig Anderson, Eric Carr, Joe Perry, and Alexis Weissenberg.

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Among people born in 1881, King Oliver ranks 59Before him are Vincenzo Peruggia, Cecil B. DeMille, Artur Phleps, Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax, Mikhail Larionov, and Franz Gürtner. After him are Max Pechstein, Paul Cornu, Ulrich von Hassell, Muhammad VIII al-Amin, Otozō Yamada, and Augustin Bea. Among people deceased in 1938, King Oliver ranks 65Before him are Vladimir Antonov-Ovseyenko, William Henry Pickering, Nikolai Krylenko, Edmund Landau, Ludwig Borchardt, and Princess Maria Antonietta of Bourbon-Two Sicilies. After him are Yevhen Konovalets, Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić, Axel Paulsen, Edwin Hall, Valery Chkalov, and Otto von Lossow.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, King Oliver ranks 2,126 out of 15,968Before him are Debra Paget (1933), Martin Rodbell (1925), Sterling Hayden (1916), Philly Joe Jones (1923), Leland H. Hartwell (1939), and Lizzie Borden (1860). After him are Charles W. Morris (1903), David Packard (1912), Bruce Nauman (1941), Cannonball Adderley (1928), Jack Johnson (1878), and Jennifer Lawrence (1990).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, King Oliver ranks 121Before him are Dexter Gordon (1923), Wes Montgomery (1923), Chet Atkins (1924), Jelly Roll Morton (1890), Maurice White (1941), and Philly Joe Jones (1923). After him are Cannonball Adderley (1928), Eric Carr (1950), Joe Perry (1950), Johnny Winter (1944), Fred Durst (1970), and Bud Powell (1924).