Active since: 1914 | Died: 1936
Original Dixieland Jass Band (ODJB) was a New Orleans band that made the first jazz recording in 1917. The group made the first recordings of many jazz standards, probably the most famous being Tiger Rag. In late 1917 it changed the name's spelling to Jazz.
The band consisted of five white musicians who had previously played in the Papa Jack Laine bands, a diverse and racially integrated collection of musicians who played for parades, dances, and advertising in New Orleans.
The Original Dixieland Jazz Band, who billed themselves The Creators of Jazz, have long been been dismissed as the White guys who copied African- American music, and called it their own. There is a lot of truth to that statement, but on the other hand, The Original Dixieland Jazz Band's recordings still hold their own unique charm, over 80 years after their initial release....
In London 1919-1920Big Pink
The First Jazz Recordings 1917-1921Big Pink
Original Dixieland One Step / Livery Stable BluesBig Pink
Dixieland & New Orleans JazzBig Pink
The Original Dixieland Jazz BandNot On Label (Original Paris Swing)
A Historic Recording Made In 1919/1920Big Pink
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