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Big Bill Broonzy And His Memphis Five record Medicine Man Blues, Looking Up And Down, Midnight Steppers and Lone Wolf Blues and other tracks for OKeh Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Washboard Sam plays washboard on these cuts.
The Cotton Club, Harlem, New York City, USA, is closed down after twenty seven years as the most prestigious back music venue in America.
Jelly Roll Morton writes to Assistant Attorney General Thurmond W. Arnold of the US Justice Department's antitrust division, objecting to the underhanded dealings of Walter Melrose, his music publisher. "Walter Melrose, never wrote a hit in his life," writes Morton. "Melrose is my publisher. He inserted words to some of my hit tunes without my knowledge or permission and is receiving royalties."
Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra, with vocalist Frank Sinatra, play at the Astor Hotel, New York City, USA, during a fourteen-week engagement.