Sunday, February 26, 2017

First Jazz Record -- February 26, 2017

100 years ago today, on 26-February-1917, the Original Dixieland Jass Band made the first known jazz record, "Livery Stable Blues" and "Dixieland Jass Band One-Step," at the Victor studios.  The members of the band were Alcide (Yellow) Nunez (clarinet), Nick LaRocca (cornet), Eddie Edwards (trombone), Henry Ragas (piano) and Tony Spargo (drums). 

Sadly, the ODJB members went on to insist that jazz was invented by white people, specifically themselves.

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