Friday, April 11, 2014

First To The Party

Happy birthday Nick LaRocca.   He was a jazz cornetist in the early days, and by early days I mean this guy claimed to have created the music.  That's a bit much, but the Original Dixieland Jass Band, in which he played, did apparently make the first jazz recording, "Livery Stable Blues."  LaRocca also wrote "Tiger Rag," which is enough for anyone.


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