King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band

New Orleans Jazz: Beyond The Crescent City

Episode 2

Episode date - May 18, 2007

How Music Changed

    In our previous program, we played a few of the white and/or Creole orchestras that personified early jazz. The main reason for this was that most of the earliest recordings ignored the Black bands, but these early recordings do an excellent job of displaying the ensemble style that defined jazz music in its earliest stages, including the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, the New Orleans Rhythm Kings, the Halfway House Orchestra and Johnny Bayersdorffer’s Jazzola Novelty Orchestra.

    I find it interesting to note that J.B. refers to his own style of music as a “novelty”. We continue our exploration of early New Orleans jazz by listening to a few classic recordings that took place outside of the crescent city (but with New Orleans personnel). It seems incredible to note this, but only six “Black’ bands were recorded in New Orleans during the 1920’s, so next, we take some time to play one track from each of these bands, and our show concludes with one more recording by our featured artist, Joe “King” Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band.

    29TH and Dearborn – Luis Russell’s Hot Six

    Gate Mouth – New Orleans Wanderers

    Wild Man Blues – Johnny Dodd’s Black Bottom Stompers

    And the Six New Orleans Bands

    New Orleans Wiggle – Armand Piron’s New Orleans Orchestra

    Frankie and Johnny – Fate Marable’s Society Syncopators

    Papa’s Got the Jim-Jams – Papa Celestin’s Original Tuxedo Orchestra 7) To-Wa-Bac-A-Wa – Louis Dumaine’s Jazzola Eight

    Bogalusa Strut – Sam Morgan’s Jazz Band

    Astoria Strut – Jones and Collins Astoria Hot Eight

    And One Final Classic

    Snag It – King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band

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