The Bunk Johnson Brass Band was the first New Orleans street band on phonograph records. It was a pick-up group organized and recorded by William Russell by 1945. In 1946 they made a second session around Kid Howard, organized by Rudi Blesh, but now the name of the band was the Original Zenith Brass Band.
|Cornet/trumpet||Willie Geary “Bunk“ Johnson, “Kid Shots” Madison|
|Bariton horn||Adolphe “Tats” Alexander jr, (of the Onward BB)|
|Alto horn||Isidore Barbarin|
|Tuba||Joseph “Red” Clark|
|Snare drum||Warren “Baby” Dodds|
|Bass drum||Lawrence Marrero|
CD’s of this brassband: Brassband history on CD