Frazier, “Jake” Jacob W. (birth/death dates unknown)

Trombonist with the Jenkins Orphanage Bands during the 1900s and 1910s; worked with Will Marion Cook, Gonzelle White, Fate Marable, and Drake & Walker in the 1920s; recorded on over 50 sessions including the only one under his name, “Jake’s Weary Blues” with Elmer Snowden in the mid-1920s; he provides horn obligatti on recordings with blues singers such as Viola McCoy, Mamie and Rosa Henderson; he is known more for his work as an accompanist than soloist (“Get Yourself a Monkey Man and Make Him Strut His Stuff” with the Kansas City Five).

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