Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Antique Audio: a 100 Year Old Jass Record

On the new episode of Antique Audio, we take a listen to an historically significant album from 1917. Released on the Victor label, "Livery Stable Blues" by the Original Dixieland Jass Band is considered to be the first recorded Jazz album.

But this is problematic. The song is not the first Jazz song. Nor is this band the first jazz band.

Like much of American popular culture, Jazz was co-opted from artists in the African American community.

Check out the episode below.

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