Happy new year, all! One hundred years ago, in 1917, the original Dixieland Jazz Band recorded what many consider to be the first jazz album, Livery Stable Blues. 1917 marks a turning point in the history of jazz music– it was this year that jazz music began to be recorded and spread in popularity from New Orleans throughout the United States. Within 10 years jazz was the most popular form of music in the United States. Listen to Livery Stable Blues and many other great jazz recordings from 1917 on the great podcast, music from 100 years ago:
We hope your 2017 is off to a great start and hope to see you at many great jazz shows this year!