The First Jazz Record

Since one of you asked, and it’s in the public domain, here it is!

“Livery Stable Blues” by The Original Dixieland Jass Band

The Original Dixieland Jass Band first recorded for Columbia Records on January 30, 1917. The two sides: “Darktown Strutter’s Ball” and “Indiana” were not released at that time. The group recorded for Victor Records on February 26, 1917 and that record: “Livery Stable Blues” b/w “Dixie Jass Band One Step” was released in May. It was a huge hit and helped to launch the Jazz Age.

Members of the ODJB were: Nick LaRocca on Cornet; Edwin Edwards on Trombone; Larry Shields on Clarinet; Henry Ragas on Piano; Tony Sbarbaro on Drums.

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