Original Dixieland Jazz Band

The Complete Original Dixieland Jazz Band

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This double-CD has all of the Victor recordings of the first jazz group to record, The Original Dixieland Jazz Band. The five-piece New Orleans band, which essentially stuck exclusively to ensembles, set the standard for 1917-21 jazz. Their "Livery Stable Blues" (which found the horns imitating barnyard animals) was a big hit, and The ODJB introduced such future Dixieland standards as "Original Dixieland One-Step," "At the Jazz Band Ball," "Fidgety Feet," "Sensation," "Clarinet Marmalade," "Jazz Me Blues," "Royal Garden Blues," and "Tiger Rag." The 23 numbers from 1917-21 (which are rounded out by the humorous "Bow Wow Blues (My Mama Treats Me like a Dog)") were reissued on a single CD by Bluebird, but this two-fer also has The ODJB's "comeback" recordings of 1936; six titles by the original five members, plus eight very rare titles which find The ODJB forming the nucleus of a musical, if not too distinctive, big band. Important historical music.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 03:05
2 02:35
3 02:36
4 03:09
5 02:50
6 03:05
7 03:11
8 03:38
9 02:51
10 02:47
11 02:43
12 03:12
13 03:14
14 02:43
15 03:10
16 03:15
17 02:46
18 02:38

Track Listing - Disc 2

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 03:00
2 03:12
3 02:58
4 03:03
5 03:08
6 02:36
7 02:25
8 02:38
9 02:36
10 02:32
11 02:31
12 02:45
13 02:46
14 02:35
15 02:33
16 02:43
17 02:45
18 02:32
19 02:19
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