Original Dixieland Jazz Band

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. They were a racially integrated group of musicians who played for parades, dances, and advertising in New Orleans.

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.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1916, Died 1925

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1917 - 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: Musical group, composer, arranger

See Also: Original Dixieland Jazz Band

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 62 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-19331 10-in. 2/26/1917 Livery stable blues Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-19332 10-in. 2/26/1917 Dixieland jass band one-step Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-21583 10-in. 3/19/1918 At the jazz band ball Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-21584 10-in. 3/19/1918 Ostrich walk Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-21700 10-in. 3/25/1918 Skeleton jangle Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-21701 10-in. 3/25/1918 Tiger rag Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-22041 10-in. 6/25/1918 Bluin' the blues Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-22042 10-in. 6/25/1918 Fidgety feet Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-22043 10-in. 6/25/1918 Mournin' blues Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-22044 10-in. 6/25/1918 Sensation rag Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-22066 10-in. 7/17/1918 Clarinet marmalade blues Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-22067 10-in. 7/17/1918 Lazy daddy Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-22337 10-in. 12/3/1918 'Lasses candy Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-22338 10-in. 12/3/1918 The satanic blues Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-24580 10-in. 11/24/1920 In the dusk Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-24581 10-in. 11/24/1920 Margie Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-24590 10-in. 12/4/1920 Palesteena Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-24809 10-in. 12/30/1920 Broadway Rose Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-24810 10-in. 12/30/1920 Sweet mamma (Papa's getting mad) Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor B-24825 10-in. 1/28/1921 Home again blues Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-24826 10-in. 1/28/1921 Crazy blues Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-25072 10-in. 5/3/1921 Jazz me blues Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-25073 10-in. 5/3/1921 St. Louis blues Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-25411 10-in. 5/25/1921 Satanic blues Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor B-25412 10-in. 5/25/1921 St. Louis blues Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
(Results 1-25 of 62 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Original Dixieland Jazz Band," accessed December 2, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105432.

Original Dixieland Jazz Band. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 2, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105432.

"Original Dixieland Jazz Band." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 2 December 2020.

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