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Original Dixieland Jazz Band

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Primary Instrument: Band/orchestra

Active since: 1914 | Died: 1936    

Original Dixieland Jazz Band

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....
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  • In London 1919-1920

    Big Pink
    2001
    BUY
  • The First Jazz Recordings 1917-1921

    Big Pink
    1998
    BUY
  • Original Dixieland One Step / Livery Stable Blues

    Big Pink
    1997
    BUY
  • Sensation!

    Big Pink
    1983
    BUY
  • Dixieland & New Orleans Jazz

    Big Pink
    1969
    BUY
  • The Original Dixieland Jazz Band

    Not On Label (Original Paris Swing)
    1967
    BUY
  • A Historic Recording Made In 1919/1920

    Big Pink
    1966
    BUY
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Original Dixieland Jazz Band
Victor Valente Publishing (1917)

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