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  Knowledge King - Original Dixieland Jass Band   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Original Dixieland Jass Band (after mid 1917 spelling changed to Jazz) was a New Orleans band, first ever to make a jazz recording in 1917 and the first jazz band to achieve widespread prominence.
The Original Dixieland Jass Band are often known by their initials, the O.D.J.B. Shown are (left to right) Tony Sbarbaro (aka Tony Spargo) on drums; Edwin "Daddy" Edwards on trombone; D. James "Nick" LaRocca on cornet; Larry Shields on clarinet, and Henry Ragas on piano.
The band consisted of 5 white musicians who had previously been playing in the Papa Jack Laine bands, a diverse and racially integrated collection of musicians who played for parades, dances, and advertising in New Orleans.
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 Dixieland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dixieland developed in New Orleans, Louisiana at the start of the 20th century, and spread to Chicago, Illinois and New York City, New York by New Orleans bands in the 1910s, and was, for a period, quite popular among the general public.
Dixieland combos usually have a rhythm section with a combination of drum kit, upright bass, piano, and banjo or guitar.
There was a revival of Dixieland in the 1950's, which brought many semi-retired musicians a measure of fame late in their lives.
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 Original Dixieland Jass Band - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Original Dixieland Jass Band (after mid-1917 spelling changed to Jazz) was a New Orleans band which, in 1917, was the first ever to make a jazz recording.
The Original Dixieland Jass Band are often known by their initials, the O.D.J.B. The band consisted of 5 white musicians who had previously been playing in the Papa Jack Laine bands, a diverse and racially integrated collection of musicians who played for parades, dances, and advertising in New Orleans.
The O.D.J.B., on the other hand, played for dancing and were hence the first "jass" band to get a following of fans in New York, and then record at a time when the USA's recording industry was almost entirely centered in New York and New Jersey.
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 Original Dixieland Jass Band -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
LaRocca decided to take the band to (The capital and largest city of England; located on the Thames in southeastern England; financial and industrial and cultural center) London, where they would once again enjoy being the only authentic New Orleans jazz band in the metropolis, and again present themselves as the Originators of Jazz.
The band returned to the (North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776) United States in July1920 and toured for 2 years before breaking up.
Edwards and Sbarbaro formed some bands without other original members in the (The decade from 1940 to 1949) 1940s and (The decade from 1950 to 1959) 1950s under the ODJB name.
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 Dixieland
Dixieland music is a style of jazz that was born in New Orleans at the start of the 20th century, and spread to Chicago and New York by New Orleans bands in the 1910s.
Most fans of post bebop jazz consider "Dixieland" to no longer be a vital part of jazz, while some adherents consider music in the traditional style, when well and creatively played, is every bit as "modern" as any other jazz style.
Dixieland has a happy sound that is still the first introduction to jazz for many people.
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 Original Dixieland Jass Band - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In early 1916 a promoter from Chicago, Illinois aproached clarinetist Alcide Nunez and drummer Johnny Stein about bringing a New Orleans style band to Chicago, where a similar band led by trombonist Tom Brown was already enjoying success.
The band returned to the United States in July 1920 and toured for 2 years before breaking up.
Back in New Orleans, LaRocca licensed bandleader Phil Zito to use the ODJB name for many years.
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 New Orleans Jazz - ODJB Jazz History
The two "readers" in the band were Oliver and Manetta, with the latter serving as "straw boss" for Ory in the selection of material and direction of the band.
Indeed, the band had caught the doughboys going and coming, first as the hottest ticket in New York City 1917-18 when the city served as a major port of embarkation, and later in London in 1919 at the Hippodrome and the Armistice Ball, where they played for the returning servicemen and their generals.
Band members were considerably older and the music must have seemed dated to audiences at that time, but recordings from these two sessions are notable.
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 THE ODJB Band   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The first actual band to appear on record was the Original Dixiland Jazz Band or ODJB, sometimes referred to as the Original Dixiland "Jass" Band because of the socially questionable meaning of the word "jazz" during this period.
In that sense the ODJB, made up of white musicians who had worked together in New Orleans, was probably more typical of the true New Orleans collective improvisational style, both fl and white, than the bands which recorded subsequently.
As late as 1943, the ODJB rerecorded their 1918 performances of "Tiger Rag" and "Sensation Rag" on a v-disk intended for distribution to American soldiers stationed in Europe and Asia in WWII.
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ODJB trombonist Eddie Edwards recalled early studio days for the May, 1947 issue of Jazz Record, which is reprinted in Selections From The Gutter (University of California Press, 1977), edited by Art Hodes and Chadwick Hansen.
The earliest copies of the first ODJB disc do not cite the title of Jordan's rag; later copies say "Introducing 'That Teasin' Rag" (curiously, the title on side A of the disc was changed to "Dixie Jass Band One-Step," the suffice "-land" omitted).
Announcing the new ODJB release, Victor's February 1921 supplement indicated that the sound on the record was different, the adjective "beautiful" used for the first time to describe an ODJB selection: "The Original Dixieland Jazz Band is back on the stage this month with two superb fox trots.
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 First Jazz Record of All?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
When a band made a test, one take was usually enough; certainly not seven to cover two titles, and by an untried unknown quantity such as the Original Dixieland Jazz Band.
In the light of this discovery, it is evident that with their usual go-getter methods, Victor secured the services of the band for a test session on February 26, 1917, that it passed this test and the results issued with incredible speed under date of March 7.
The contract was for six months; it was not renewed, and the band recorded exclusively for Victor in the USA from the spring of 1918 until the end of 1921.
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 THE ORIGINAL DIXIELAND JASS BAND (ODJB)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
An ODJB member, probably Edwards, had scribbled a note on the letter: "Forbish [sic]-- Wednesday afternoon, 2:00 P.M." It is likely that the band met Donovan or Columbia recording engineer Walter A. Forbush on January 31, played an original composition (probably without recording it), and failed to impress Columbia executives with "jass" during this test.
ODJB trombonist Eddie Edwards recalled early studio days for the May, 1947, issue of Jazz Record, which is reprinted in Selections from the Gutter (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1977), edited by Art Hodes and Chadwick Hansen.
Band members were considerably older and the music must have seemed dated to audiences at that time (Benny Goodman was the dominant musical personality in late 1936), but the two sessions produced remarkable records, the microphone capturing nuances that no acoustic era recording horn could.
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 Original Dixieland Jass Band Definition / Original Dixieland Jass Band Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Original Dixieland Jass Band (after mid-1917 spelling changed to Jazz) was a New OrleansNew Orleans (French: Nouvelle-Orléans) is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America.
It was additionally the first jazz band to achieve widespread prominence.
The Original Dixieland Jass Band are often known by their initials, the O.D.J.B. Read More...
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 Nick La Rocca   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
He was so obnoxious about this, that many people tend to try and overlook the important contributions he made to the music and the role that the Original Dixieland Jass Band played in popularizing Jazz around the world.
The group had originally come to Chicago under the name of Stein's Dixie Jass Band with Yellow Nuñez on clarinet, but he was replaced with Larry Shields from Tom Brown's Band From Dixieland after a dispute with La Rocca.
The band's name changed to the Orignal Dixieland Jass Band and they were an immediate success.
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 ipedia.com: Frank Christian Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Christian was replaced by Nick LaRocca, and thus Frank Christian missed his chance to be in the Original Dixieland Jass Band which made the first jazz recordings in 1917.
He formed the Original New Orleans Jazz Band with whom he recorded on cornet in 1918 and 1919.
He was originally the leader of the band, but later it was agreed to turn leadership over to the band's extroverted pianist, Jimmie Durante.
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 Original Dixieland Jazz Band and more   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The original members of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, all from New Orleans, were Nick...
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jass" to "jazz," so the band was identified as the Original Dixieland Jazz Band for most of its...
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 Welcome to the Jazz Pipeline - The Jazz Music Store   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
One of the key influences on jazz was blues, a rural folk art that changed as fl musicians migrated to the cities in the late 19th century.
In addition, many early jazz musicians made a living playing in small marching bands, and the instruments of these groups became the basic instruments of jazz: brass, reeds, and drums.
There was a general liberalization of customs before World War I. Public dance halls, clubs, and tea rooms opened in the cities, and fl dances like the cakewalk and the shimmy were eventually adopted by a white public, especially the flappers.
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 Original Dixieland Jass Band
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 band was an immediate success, with their wacky stage antics, like wearing top hats that spelled out "Dixie", playing the trombone's slide with the foot, and so on.
The band's slogan was "Untuneful Harmonists Playing Peppery Melodies", and their leader Nick La Rocca and cornet player delighted in stirring up the press, describing themselves as musical anarchists and coining fun statements like "Jazz is the assassination of the melody, it's the slaying of syncopation".
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 The Red Hot Jazz Archive
The song might have been a popular ditty or blues that they didn't compose, but by the time they were finished with it they had composed a new piece that often bore little resemblance to the original song.
Many of these virtuoso musicians were not good sight readers and some could not read music at all, never the less their playing thrilled audiences and the spontaneous music they created captured a joy and sense of adventure that was an exciting and radical departure from the music of that time.
The second wave of New Orleans Jazz musicians like Joe "King" Oliver, Kid Ory, and Jelly Roll Morton fromed small bands, that took the music of these older men and increased the complexity and dynamic of their music, as well as gaining greater commercial success.
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 Original Dixieland Jazz Band ODJB Best Trad band from New Orleans
The success of the ODJB recordings was immense and musicians worldwide changed instrumentation to emulate the sound and style they made famous.
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.
The ODJB shines the brightest on a concert stage and it is refreshing to see so many people tap feet, clap hands, smile and comment on how good they feel when they listen to this music from New Orleans.
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 "Yellow" Nuñez
He was an original member of the Stein's Dixieland Jass Band and the Original Dixieland Jass Band.
He was fired from the Original Dixieland Jass Band in Halloween of 1916 for being an alcoholic.
Dixie Jass Band One Step was accused of being a plagerized version of That Teasin' Rag by Joe Jordan, but the charges didn't hold up in court and it was dismissed.
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 First Recording: Original Dixieland Jass Band
The ODJB recording of "Livery Stable Blues," was released and became a hit after two earlier jazzy songs were deemed too "hot" and suggestive.
Inspired in New Orleans by King Oliver and other great African American players, the Original Dixieland Jass (the original spelling) Band put some solid jazz down for posterity, although it was neither the most powerful early jazz, nor the most proficient.
The ODJB, making the first jazz record, delivered the music to the masses and fueled one of the major events in the 20th century American music.
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 Big Band Era Jazz History
Although most historians regard the year 1935 as the start of the Big Band Era, it is still a debatable topic as big band jazz had indeed been recorded as early as the 1920s.
While the aforementioned musicians were playing big band jazz; the popularity of the hotel dance bands of the 1920s was also an important factor in the evolution of the Big Band Era.
The big band sounds of The Dorsey Brothers, Fletcher Henderson, Cab Calloway, The Casa Loma Orchestra, and Duke Ellington's orchestra as well as the styling in jazz vocals of The Mills Brothers and The Boswell Sisters were all moving toward an "arranged" and easy flowing style of jazz which would become known as swing.
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