A History of Jazz

A History of Jazz

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Exploring jazz history, one record at a time.
Hiatus
Nov 23 • 2 min
An update on the status of the show. Short version: we’re on a break.
1919: Will Marion Cook and Everybody Else
Feb 8 • 22 min
A look at some of the other jazz music recorded in 1919.
1919: Original Dixieland Jazz Band
Dec 28, 2017 • 24 min
The beginning of the spread of jazz worldwide, and what that has to do with the Original Dixieland Jazz Band.
1919: Ford Dabney
Oct 26, 2017 • 28 min
The story of Ford Dabney, immensely famous early jazz contributor, who is almost totally forgotten today.
1919: James Reese Europe
Jul 3, 2017 • 31 min
The life and times of James Reese Europe, and his contributions to ragtime and early jazz history.
1918: Everybody Else
Jun 1, 2017 • 21 min
A look at some of the other jazz music recorded in 1918.
1918: Original Dixieland Jazz Band
May 15, 2017 • 25 min
What the Original Dixieland Jazz Band was up to, in 1918.
1918: Wilbur Sweatman
Apr 30, 2017 • 24 min
Who Wilbur Sweatman was, why he matters, and some of the music he made in 1918.
1917: Everybody Else
Apr 4, 2017 • 21 min
A look at some of the other jazz music recorded in 1917.
1917: Original Dixieland Jazz Band
Mar 13, 2017 • 30 min
From the origins of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, to the music they made in 1917.
1619 - 1917: A Prehistory
Feb 26, 2017 • 44 min
From the beginning of African slavery on this continent, to the first jazz recording.
Introduction
Jan 8, 2017 • 2 min
The show is launching February 26, 2017