Thanks for the link. Outstanding early, jazz. None of the musicians were from California, but I guess it was fashionable to use California in the name or pseudonym of jazz/dance bands: California Ramblers, California Collegians, California Poppies, California Syncopators, etc.
Two more recordings by McMurrry's California Thumpers are available in youtube.
Sep 1, 1922 Oogie-Oogie-Wa-Wa http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0QFUjcundM
Sep 1, 1922 Blue http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUSABgho0-E
Rust gives the following personnel forthe California Thumpers: Phil Napoleon, Jules Levy, Jr., t; ?Miff Mole, tb; Loring McMurrray, as; Frank Signorelli, p; ?John Cali, bj.
According to McMurray's specialist Mark Berresford, the members of the band come from Eddie Elkin's orchestra.
Joseph Colling, t; George Crozier, tb; Loren McMurray, as; Thomas Swift, p; Matt E. Grogan, bj.
The recordings are dominated by Loren; I don' hear Miff.