The History of Jazz:  The Early Years

The History of Jazz: The Early Years

The ground-breaking recordings that developed jazz in the black areas of New Orleans in the late Nineteenth and early Twentieth centuries. The tracks are:

1. Tiger Rag - Original Dixieland Jazz Band
2. Keep Off the Grass - James P Johnson
3. Snake Rag - King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
4. Wild Cat Blues - Clarence Williams' Blue Five featuring Sidney Bechet
5. The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else - Cook's Dreamland Orchestra featuring Freddie Keppard
6. Shanghai Shuffle - Fletcher Henderson and his Orchestra
7. Grandpa's Spells - Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers
8. Stomp Time Blues - Jasper Taylor & his State Street Boys featuring Freddie Keppard
9. Clarinet Marmalade - Frankie Trumbauer and his orchestra featuring Bix Beiderbecke
10. Singing The Blues - Frankie Trumbauer and his orchestra featuring Bix Beiderbecke
11. Black Water Blues - Bessie Smith with James P Johnson (piano)
12. Wild Man Blues - Louis Armstrong and his Hot Seven featuring Johnny Dodds
13. Potato Head Blues - Louis Armstrong and his Hot Seven featuring Johnny Dodds
14. Creole Love Call - Duke Ellington and his Orchestra, Vocal: Adelaide Hall
15. Black and Tan Fantasy - Duke Ellington and his Orchestra
16. Lonely Melody - Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra featuring Bix Beiderbecke
17. Sugar - Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra featuring Bix Beiderbecke
18. Kansas City Stomps - Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers
19. West End Blues - Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five
20. The Mooche - Duke Ellington and his Orchestra
21. MAhogany Hall Stomp - Louis Armstrong and his Savoy Ballroom Five
22. Blue Devil Blues - Walter Page's Blue Devils, Vocals: Jimmy Rushing
23. St Louis Blues - Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra
24. Sugar Foot Stomp - Fletcher Henderson and his Orchestra
25. Lazy River - Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra

Total running time 78 mins

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