Pioneer Recording Bands 1917-1920

Pioneer Recording Bands 1917-1920

     
 

This fascinating CD features some of the best jazz on record during 1917-1920. The Original Dixieland Jazz Band, the first jazz group ever to record, is featured on the first nine selections -- their full output for Columbia ("At the Darktown Strutters' Ball" and "Indiana") and Aeolian in 1917 after their first two hit songs for Victor. The other groups on this CD are… See more details below

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This fascinating CD features some of the best jazz on record during 1917-1920. The Original Dixieland Jazz Band, the first jazz group ever to record, is featured on the first nine selections -- their full output for Columbia ("At the Darktown Strutters' Ball" and "Indiana") and Aeolian in 1917 after their first two hit songs for Victor. The other groups on this CD are all strongly influenced by the ODJB's colorful all-ensemble style. Earl Fuller's Famous Jazz Band, featuring clarinetist Ted Lewis, fares well on six numbers, there is one song apiece from Gorman's Novelty Syncopators and the Louisiana Five Jazz Orchestra (an expanded version of the Louisiana Five but still featuring clarinetist Alcide Nunez), and two numbers from the Whiteway Jazz Band. Five other selections are notable for having Jimmy Durante playing piano during his early jazz days, although he is almost inaudible. Durante appears with the New Orleans Jazz Band, the Original New Orleans Jazz Band (the same group), and, on "Why Cry Blues," as leader of Jimmy Durante's Jazz Band. Many of the selections on Pioneer Recording Bands were formerly rare, making this primitive but quite listenable collection of strong interest to vintage jazz collectors.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/04/2004
Label:
Challenge
UPC:
0608917904321
catalogNumber:
79043

Tracks

  1. Darktown Strutters' Ball
  2. (Back Home Again In) Indiana
  3. Barnyard Blues
  4. Ostrich Walk
  5. Tiger Rag
  6. At the Jass Band Ball
  7. Look at 'Em Doing It
  8. Reisenweber Rag
  9. Oriental Jazz
  10. Slippery Hank
  11. Yah-De-Dah
  12. Old Grey Mare
  13. Beale Street Blues
  14. Coon Band Contest
  15. Li'l' Liza Jane
  16. Ole Miss
  17. You'll Find Old Dixieland in France (Intro)/Ja-Da
  18. He's Had No Lovin' for a Long, Long Time (Intro)/Ja-Da
  19. You'll Find Old Dixieland in France (Intro)/Ja-Da Medley
  20. Barkin' Dog
  21. Slow and Easy
  22. Why Cry Blues
  23. Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me
  24. Tiger Rag

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Frank Christian   Cornet
Dave Stryker   Trombone
Nick LaRocca   Cornet
Ted Lewis   Clarinet,Leader
Jimmy Durante   Piano
John Lucas   Drums
Henry W. Ragas   Piano
Tony Sbarbaro   Drums
Larry Shields   Clarinet
Ross Gorman   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Harry Raderman   Trombone
Ted Fio Rito   Piano
John Stein   Drums
Walter Kahn   Trumpet
Anton Lada   Drums
Arnold Loyacano   Drums
Alcide "Yellow" Nunez   Clarinet
Charles Panelli   Trombone
Achille Joseph Baquet   Clarinet
Bernhard "Doc" Berendsohn   Cornet
Eddie Grossbart   Drums
Frank Lhotak   Trombone
Joe Cawley   Piano
Ernest Cutting   Piano
George Hall   Cornet
Karl Berger   Banjo

Technical Credits

W.C. Handy   Composer
Original Dixieland Jazz Band   Composer,Contributor
Jimmy Durante   Composer
Shelton Brooks   Composer
Ballard MacDonald   Composer
Larry Shields   Composer
Arthur Pryor   Composer
John R.T. Davies   Original Material
Kevin Gorman   Composer
James F. Hanley   Composer
Mark Berresford   Liner Notes,Original Material
Jimmy Durante's Jazz Band   Contributor
Earl Fuller's Famous Jazz Band   Contributor
Gorman's Novelty Syncopators   Contributor
Original New Orleans Jazz Band   Contributor
Whiteway Jazz Band   Contributor
Anne Baquet   Composer
Louisiana Five Jazz Orchestra   Contributor

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