01  Ory’s Creole Trombone - Spikes Seven Pods Of Pepper 1922

 02  Sweet Lovin’ Man - King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band 1923

 03  Tom Cat Blues - Jelly Roll Morton & King Oliver 1924

 04  Maple Leaf Rag - The Halfway House Dance Orchestra 1925

 05  Heebie Jeebies - Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five 1926

 06  At The Jazz Band Ball - Bix Beiderbecke and His Gang 1927

 07  Bull Fiddle Blues - Johnny Dodds’ Washboard Band 1928

 08  I’m A Mighty Tight  Woman  - Sippie Wallace 1929

 09  Muggin’ Lightly

               - Luis Russell & His Orchestra ft. J.C. Higginbotham 1930

 10  The Peanut Vendor - Louis Armstrong & His All Stars 1931

 11  I Found A New Baby - The New Orleans Footwarmers 1932

 1 2 Si Dur D’Etre Seul - Amede Ardoin 1933

 13  Stardust - Louis Prima & His New Orleans Gang 1934

 14  Basin Street Blues - Louis Prima & His New Orleans Gang 1935

 15  Sugar Foot Strut - Bob Crosby & His Orchestra 1936

 16  More Than That - Buster Bailey & Willie “The Lion” Smith 1937

 17  Chant In The Night - Sidney Bechet & His Orchestra 1938

 18  Riverboat Shuffle - Muggsy Spanner & His RagtimeBand 1939

 19 Careless Love - Big Joe Turner 1940

 20  The Sheik Of Araby -  Sidney Bechet’s One Man Band 1941

 21  Just A Closer Walk  With Thee

                         - George Lewis & His New Orleans Stompers 1942  

 22  Muskrat Ramble - Wild Bill Davison 1943

 23  When The Saints Go Marching In

                                 - Bunk Johnson & His New Orleans Band 1944

New Orleans Pt. 1

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New Orleans in Louisiana, USA (a.k.a, The Crescent City) is well Known for the birth of Jazz in 1895. It’s a combination of Ragtime, Blues and marching bands with the ‘Jazz Age‘ carrying on the dance music style of the late 1900s. Cornetist Buddy Bolden influenced Creole people and artists like Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton & Sidney Bechet.

Migrant Sicilians brought their music  to New Orleans and together with Cuban musicians formed the basis of early jazz. The brass marching bands performed in the streets, at funerals, social events, carnivals and parades and still do today. Jazz bands moved on with Ragtime and improvisation.

In the late 1900s Dixieland music originated here but was not a favoured term for African-Americans in the south with its slave connotations and wasa name given by the north of the country. A throw back to the civil war. New Orleans never accepted the term. Louis Prima was influenced by Dixieland music and took his music to New York and Las Vegas.

Many jazz musicians were recorded in the north although their music is undeniably New Orleans style.

Part 2 continues with Jazz but moves on to Rhythm and Blues, Rock’n’Roll, Soul and  Pop.

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