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Dixieland developed in New Orleans at the start of the 20th century, and spread to Chicago and New York by New Orleans bands in the 1910s, and was, for a period, quite popular among the general public.
There was a revival of Dixieland in the 1950's, which brought many semi-retired musicians a measure of fame late in their lives.
According to jazz writer Gary Giddins, the term "Dixieland" was widely understood in the early 20th century as a code for "fl music." Frequent references to "Dixieland" were made in the lyrics of popular songs of this era, often written by songwriters of both races who had never been south of New Jersey.
encyclopedia.codeboy.net /wikipedia/d/di/dixieland.html   (1209 words)

 Dixieland St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture - Find Articles
Dixieland jazz is a style that blends New Orleans jazz and classic jazz--also called "Chicago jazz"--of the 1920s.
The music is generally thought of as a collective improvisation during the choruses, with individual solos that include riffing by the horns, and a two-to four-bar call and response tag game between the drummer and the full group at the closing of the song.
One of the most inspirational musicians of the dixieland sound of the 1920s was Louis Armstrong,; who noted opera as a strong influence on his style.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g1epc/is_tov/ai_2419100351   (927 words)

 Dixieland Monterey :: History
Founded in 1980, Dixieland Monterey celebrates the roots of Classic Jazz, Swing, and Ragtime, and promotes the education of youth in the art of traditional jazz performance.
In 1980, Dixieland Jazz was the theme for the Monterey County Fair.
Dixieland Monterey offers them the opportunity to experience live jazz performed by some of the world's most talented musicians.
www.dixieland-monterey.com /history.html   (790 words)

 DIXIELAND : MusicWeb Encyclopaedia of Popular Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The original dixieland jazz was the New Orleans style itself, with collective improvisation and improvised counterpoint; it was the avant-garde music of jazz shortly after WWI just as bop was after WWII.
The rediscovery of Bunk Johnson in the late '30s disappointed some purists, who wanted him to play their preconceived notion of what jazz was, but New Orleans jazz had not stood still in the meantime; nowadays the GFB Foundation continues documenting the New Orleans scene (see Jazzology).
Dixieland gave pleasure, and was an introduction to jazz for many; musicians like Hackett and Pee Wee Russell transcended category; first-rate modernists like Steve Lacy began in dixieland and others like Herbie Nichols made a living at it while the public ignored their best work.
www.musicweb-international.com /encyclopaedia/d/D105.HTM   (504 words)

 Dixieland Jazz Style Summary
Dixieland Jazz is the traditional or classic form of the Jazz Art.
The typical instrumentation of an early Dixieland group was a six member group, consisting of the usual front 3 horns, clarinet, trumpet and trombone, backed up by the rhythm section consisting of the tuba, banjo, and drums.
The technical prowess of Dixieland clarinetists was similarly demonstrated with their florid obbligatos in the altissimo register during the ensemble choruses.
members.aol.com /StevieSax/DixielandJazz.html   (1961 words)

 Dixieland and Jazz Overview - Continued, Part C (4)
In 1951, trombonist Turk Murphy formed his own dixieland group for a gig in the Beverly Caverns club in LA. When Turk took his group on tour in 1954, it marked the first time that the music was heard outside of the native San Francisco habitat.
But, the best of the Dixieland revival was by the Lawson-Haggart Orch., later (in the 70's) to be known as "The Greatest Jazz Band in the World".
I am sure that if the old Dixielanders could be with us today, they would have a warm feeling knowing that their Good Time, Happy Music lives, and is popular with folks everywhere.
nfo.net /usa/JOC.html   (1655 words)

 Thomas Wolfe's Dixieland - Thomas Wolfe's Old Kentucky Home LiteraryTraveler.com
The Old Kentucky Home, known as "Dixieland" in the novel Look Homeward Angel by Thomas Wolfe, is located at 48 Spruce Street in downtown Asheville.
The novel is autobiographical and Wolfe presents Dixieland more as a prison than a home, which has the protagonist, Eugene Gant, by the soul.
Dixieland was a boarding house and he slept in many of the rooms there, depending on which was available.
www.literarytraveler.com /summer/south/dixieland.htm   (735 words)

 HyperMusic -- History of Jazz: Dixieland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Dixieland is also known as traditional jazz or New Orleans jazz.
The name "Dixieland" was most likely derived from the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, a New Orleans group who made the first publicly available recording of this style of music in 1917.
Dixieland jazz greats included trumpeter Louis Armstrong, pianist Jelly Roll Morton, trumpeter Bix Beiderbecke, trombonist Edward "Kid" Ory, clarinetist Sidney Bechet, and bandleader and trumpeter King Oliver.
www.hypermusic.ca /jazz/dixie.html   (267 words)

 PBS - JAZZ A Film By Ken Burns: Selected Artist Biography - Original Dixieland Jazz Band
No member of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band was particularly talented as an improviser, and the group's phrasing was rhythmically stilted; but even so, its collective vigor had an infectious spirit.
The group presented a new sound rather than a new music; this sound, and the rhythms in which it was couched, appealed to young dancers, who were eager to break away from the rigidly formal dance steps of the era.
The most passionate advocate of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band's importance to jazz history was LaRocca himself, who never ceased claiming that his band had played a vital role in the "invention" of jazz in New Orleans during the early years of the 20th century.
www.pbs.org /jazz/biography/artist_id_original_dixieland_jazz_band.htm   (392 words)

 Original Dixieland Jass Band
The Original Dixieland Jazz Band, who billed themselves "The Creators of Jazz", have long been been dismissed as the White guys who copied African-American music, and called it their own.
The Original Dixieland Jazz Band had recorded for Columbia in January 1917, but the session was unsuccessful and the band had to come back and re-record the songs, thus the release of the Columbia sides did not come about until after the amazing success of the Victor records.
The Original Dixieland Jazz Band went on to record and play in London, producing 20 tracks for Columbia, including another big hit, Soudan.
www.redhotjazz.com /odjb.html   (721 words)

 The Historical Evolution of the Jazz Trombone: Part One
This new music, often labeled as Dixieland, was the first example of what is generally classified as "jazz." Dixieland jazz was performed by smaller groups, usually for dancing purposes.
The band--usually a trombonist, cornetist, clarinetist, bass instrument (either a tuba or double bass), chordal instrument (either a banjo or piano), and a drummer--would advertise their dance by marching in parades or playing in a wagon pulled around the street of New Orleans.
Many, such as Freddie Assunto of the Dukes of Dixieland and Turk Murphy, got their start in the Dixieland revival of the 1940s.
www.trombone.org /articles/library/evojazz1.asp   (1284 words)

 A "Dixieland" and "Jazz" Overview, Part 1 of 4
It's rather sad to relate, but even many Americans (the land where Jazz was born) no longer understand the meaning of the expression "Dixieland Jazz".
If we define 'Jazz' as the free improvisation on a melody, then "Dixieland Jazz" is that type of improvisation which we today associate with bands originally playing in America's 'Southland'.
That is to say, it is ensemble playing, with each instrumentalist getting adequate 'space' to display' his musical ideas on music written by composers of virtually every nation in the world.
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 Horse Trainer in Louisiana and surrounding areas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
At Dixieland Performance Horses we are horse trainers of all breeds but take pride in selling, showing, and training good quality Quarter Horses, Appaloosa Horses, and Missouri Fox Trotters.
Dixieland Performance Horses has your full service horse professionals on duty at all times.
At Dixieland Performance Horses, we train, show, and sell Quarter Horses, Appaloosa Horses, and Missouri Fox Trotters and specialize in team roping horses, barrel horses, ranch geldings, halter horses, and trail horses.
home.earthlink.net /~dixland   (208 words)

 Welcome to the Home of Southern Country & Dixieland Ring
The Dixieland Ring was created to help unite the Confederacy together so the South can be honored as it should be, our heritage preserved and history taught correctly to our students young and old.
The Dixieland Ring proudly accepts the Guardian Award issued from Confederate American to websites which honor the true and accurate histoy of the Confederacy.
We here at the Dixieland Ring are truly honored for we know of many sites more deserving.
www.geocities.com /BourbonStreet/2757   (500 words)

 Dixieland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dixieland developed in New Orleans at the start of the 20th century, and spread to Chicago and New York City by New Orleans bands in the 1910s, and was, for a period, quite popular among the general public.
This creates a more chaotic sound than the extremely regimented big band sound or the unison melody of bebop.
Dixieland - Calypso jazz - Chamber jazz - Cool jazz - Free jazz - Gypsy jazz - Hard bop
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dixieland   (2133 words)

 Dukes of Dixieland - home
The DUKES of Dixieland blow traditional jazz and Dixieland into the 21st Century, weaving strands of pop, gospel, and country with authentic New Orleans sounds.
More than 32 years of tradition stand behind today's Dukes as they step forward with a sound that is durable and flexible, as jazz is meant to be.
They are the oldest continuing Dixieland jazz band and have sold out such venues as The Hollywood Bowl, the Kennedy Center and the Smithsonian, to name but a few.
www.dukesofdixieland.com   (361 words)

 Dixieland Jazz Mailing List
The Dixieland Jazz Mailing List (DJML) is an open, unmoderated, Internet mailing list dealing exclusively with the discussion of America's original art form, Dixieland Jazz.
The list is open to everyone, newcomers to the music who want to know more about this historic and exciting musical art form as well as to Dixieland Jazz musicians and aficionados.
If you're interested in purchasing more commercial Dixieland Music (Louis Armstrong, Firehouse Five Plus Two, etc.) then follow the link to CD Now.
www.islandnet.com /~djml   (698 words)

 Dixieland Jazz
Dixieland an exploration of jazz history of the 20th Century including the main periods, styles and musicians important to Jazz music...
Of music called dixieland jazz dixieland is also...
from the original dixieland jazz band, a new orleans...
www.allaboutjazz.com /music_directory/dixieland_jazz.php   (434 words)

 Dixieland - OneLook Dictionary Search
Dixieland : The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
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Words similar to Dixieland: confederacy, dixie, south, confederate states of america, more...
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 dixieland jazz
If you're an aspiring student of Dixieland jazz the pages around here should interest you.
Playing jazz is not easy but it is well worth all the hard work.
Dixieland Jazz has a strong tradition which builds on the wonderful songs written in America during the first half of the twentieth century.
www.meister.u-net.com /dixie/dixieland_jazz.htm   (148 words)

 Old Plantation Style Quail Hunting
Dixieland Hunting Preserve represents the finest in old plantation style quail hunting.
Our year-round quail management program assures plentiful birds so that every hunter can be confident of having the opportunity of bagging the limit.
Once you've experienced a true quail hunt you will never settle for anything less.
www.dixielandplantation.net   (221 words)

 Dixieland Quartet .:. Version 2.5
Dixieland Quartet would like to cordially invite everyone to a VERY special event for both Wayne County and for Dixieland Quartet.
Welcome to the newly remodeled Dixieland Quartet, or what we'd like to call "Version 2." We have taken much time and effort on Version 2 and we hope you like it.
Please sign our guestbook if you are a first-time visitor so we have a record that you were here.
dixielandquartet.com   (278 words)

 Original Dixieland Jazz Band ODJB Best Trad band from New Orleans
On February 8, 2006 the Original Dixieland Jazz Band was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame for their 1917 recording of the “Darktown Strutter’s Ball.”
This first and many to follow were instant sensational “Hits” that were inspirational and influential beyond imagination.
The ODJB is back in full swing under the direction of the original leader’s son, Jimmy LaRocca, on trumpet and vocals, with a fine ensemble of New Orleans musicians.
www.odjb.com   (498 words)

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