New Orleans Jazz

There was a lot of music mentioned in the text that we will not have time to discuss in class (in all likelihood). Here are some highlights:

The Original Dixieland Jass Band, “Livery Stable Blues” (1917)

Pay attention to the timbral effects attempting to mimic animals…


Jelly Roll Morton, “Buddy Boldern’s Blues” (1926)

The other name for this song is “Funky Butt.” Can you hear how Morton refers to that earthy subject matter in this song?


King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band, “Dipper Mouth Blues” (1923)


The text also mentions that Oliver’s muted solo inspired Fletcher Henderson’s “Sugar Foot Stomp.” Listen to the similarity:

Fletcher Henderson, “Sugar Foot Stomp” (1925)


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