Louis Armstrong and Joe "King" Oliver 1920s The great King Oliver Band influenced Lu Watters. Shown standing is Louis Armstrong with Joseph "King" Oliver. Other inspirations in that band were Johnny Dodds and Edward "Kid" Ory to name just two. In 1920, Paul Lingle (one of Lu Watters' early band members) used to hear King Oliver's Band at the Pagoda Ballroom on Market Street in San Francisco. Louis Armstrong influenced Bob Scobey even more than Oliver.