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Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Died in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Birth NameDominick James LaRocca

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Songwriter ("Tiger Rag"), composer, conductor and cornetist, educated in high school and thereafter a cornetist, leader and manager of the The Original Dixieland Jazz Band. He played at Rosenweber's in New York during World War I, and toured throughout the United States and Europe until the group's dissolution in 1925, but he made many recordings. Between 1938 and 1958, he was in the construction business. Joining ASCAP in 1936, his other popular-song compositions included "Dixieland One Step", "Lazy Daddy", "Skeleton Jangle", "Fidgety Feet", "Some Rainy Night", "Barnyard Blues", "Ramblin' Blues", "At the Jazz Band Ball", and "Lasses Candy".

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Louis Rugani

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