Jazz

Paul Whiteman with Mildred Bailey – “All Of Me”

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In the American songbook, there are Standards and there are Standards. This would be a front cover of Standard Magazine. […]

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Bill Brown and His Brownies – “Hot Lips”

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Hot Lips, baby! Bill Brown and his Brownies really put something together on this side, recorded for the Brunswick label […]

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Tiny Parham And His Musicians – “Washboard Wiggles”

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Born in Canada in 1900, keyboardist and composer Hartzel “Tiny” Parham grew up mostly in Kansas City. As a young […]

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Syd Valentine’s Patent Leather Kids – “Rock And Gravel”

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This uptempo instrumental romp from Syd Valentine’s Patent Leather Kids features some expert piano, banjo, and trumpet work. The players […]

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Harvey Brooks Quality Four – “Frankie And Johnny”

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Named after the Quality Cafe in Los Angeles, Harvey Brooks Quality Four was one of several bands formed by pianist […]

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Dixieland Jug Blowers – “Boodle-Am Shake”

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The Dixieland Jug Blowers fused the traditional Jug Band lineup of jug, banjo, guitar and fiddle, with jazz woodwinds, brass […]

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Bobby Leecan’s Need More Band – “Washboard Cut Out”

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th Born in Philadelphia in 1897, Bobby Leecan was an influential steel string guitarist whose style embraced blues, vaudeville, jug […]

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Tommie Bradley and James Cole – “Where You Been So Long?”

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Guitarist Tommie Bradley and fiddler James Cole recorded “Where You Been So Long?” in Richmond, Indiana. Their music, a unique […]

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The Charleston 7 – “Toodles”

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This great performance of the instrumental Roaring 20’s romp, “Toodles,” by Edison Recording Artist, the Charleston 7, stands the test […]

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Mamie Smith & Her Jazz Hounds – “Crazy Blues”

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How crazy is crazy blues? Well, has you ever been in love? If you has, then you knows! If you […]

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Annette Hanshaw – “Ain’t He Sweet”

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Annette Hanshaw’s sincere and unaffected vocal style was a natural fit for the jazz-influenced pop music which emerged in the […]

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Annette Hanshaw – “Body And Soul”

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Annette Hanshaw’s relaxed, jazz-influenced pop singing style was a hit with the Flappers in the 1920s. Known as “The Personality […]

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Georgia Melodians – “Everybody’s Charleston Crazy”

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The Georgia Melodians were an early jazz band from Savannah Georgia that performed extensively on the east coast of the […]

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