Ollie Powers (1890 – April 14, 1928) was an American jazz drummer and vocalist.[1] Maithili


Ollie Powell[2] was born in Louisville, Kentucky, United States.[1]

One of his ensembles, named Ollie Powers' Harmony Syncopators, recorded for Paramount Records in 1923. The label released two tracks; "Jazzbo Jenkins" and "Play That Thing". The latter track was recorded four times by the band. From 1926 onwards, he performed with the clarinet player and sometimes bandleader, Jimmie Noone, until shortly before Powers death.[1]

Powers died of diabetes in April 1928 in Chicago, Illinois, United States.[1]

Both of the Paramount tracks were released in November 2013 on the compilation album, The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Vol. 1 (1917-1927).[3]



  1. ^ a b c d Eugene Chadbourne. "Ollie Powers : Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2014-09-07.
  2. ^ Joseph F. Clarke (1977). Pseudonyms. BCA. p. 134.
  3. ^ "The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Vol. 1 (1917-1927) : Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 2014-09-07.

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