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Original Dixieland Jazz Band

American jazz band

Original Dixieland Jazz Band

American jazz band
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Biography

The Original Dixieland Jass Band (ODJB) was a Dixieland jazz band that made the first jazz recordings in early 1917. Their “Livery Stable Blues” became the first jazz record ever issued. The group composed and recorded many jazz standards, the most famous being “Tiger Rag”. In late 1917 the spelling of the band’s name was changed to Original Dixieland Jazz Band.
The band consisted of five musicians who had played in the Papa Jack Laine bands.
ODJB billed itself as the Creators of Jazz. It was the first band to record jazz commercially and to have hit recordings in the genre. Band leader and cornetist Nick LaRocca argued that ODJB deserved recognition as the first band to record jazz commercially and the first band to establish jazz as a musical idiom or genre.

Genres

Jazz

Origin

New Orleans, Louisiana

Past Members

Tony Sbarbaro (aka Tony Spargo) Edwin "Daddy" Edwards D. James "Nick" LaRocca Larry Shields Henry Ragas

Years Active

1916 (1916) 1925 (1925), 1936 1938

Name

Original Dixieland Jazz Band

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