100 years of Jazz !
1917 February 26, in Chicago, The Original Dixieland Jazz Band recorded the first Jazz hit of History, in the Victor Talking Machine Company Label.
It is strange to note that the band consisted only of “whites” of New Orleans.
Nick La Rocca, horn
Larry Shields, clarinet
Eddie Edwards, trombone
Henry Ragas, piano
Tony Sbarbaro, drums
the tune is called : “Dixie Jass Band One Step”
This first Jazz album in History, un 78 rpm, of course, presented on both sides: Livery Stable Blues and Dixie jass Band One Step.
The record sold over a million and a half copies!
As it is good to delve into the past, a small Rag Time: “Tiger Rag” by the same.