• Original Dixieland Jazz Band

    Original Dixieland Jazz Band became immensely popular when the group began recording for Victor Records in 1917. Their discs are viewed as the very first jazz records issued. The group consisted of five men, all from New Orleans: Nick LaRocca, cornet; Eddie Edwards, trombone; Larry Shields, clarinet; Henry Ragas, piano; and Tony Sbarbaro, drums. They played in an ensemble style that became the model ...

  • Cocoanut Grove jazz

    Instrumental parts | 26 p., 10 3/4 x 7 in. | Parts: piano, 1st violin, 2nd violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, 1st clarinet in A, B-flat tenor saxophone, E-flat alto saxophone, cornets in A, trombone, drums. (Content). Copyright MCMXVII by Leo Feist, Inc. Feist Building, N.Y. (Copyright). "Fox Trot" 12 pages of advertisements Instrumental Parts (Form).

    • Contributor: Leo Feist, Inc - Brymn, J. Tim - Schulz, William
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1917

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  • Cocoanut Grove Jazz

    Instrumental parts | 36 p., 10 3/4 x 7 in. | Parts: Solo cornet in B-flat (2), E-flat basses (2), solo & 1st B-flat clarinet (2), drums (2), 1st & 2nd trombones-bass clef (2), 1st & 2nd trombones-treble clef (2), 1st & 2nd E-flat altos (2), 2nd & 3rd B-flat cornets (2), 2nd B-flat clarinet (2), 3rd & 4th E-flat altos (2), oboes (2), ...

    • Contributor: Leo Feist, Inc - Brymn, J. Tim - Schulz, William
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1917
  • Take me to the land of jazz

    Ragtime, Jazz, And More. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 02:42 | Vocal (Category). Female vocal solo, with orchestra (Description). Digitized at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation. This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the United States. The Library of Congress has obtained a license from rights holders to offer it as streamed audio ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Marion Harris - Rosario Bourdon - Pete Wendling
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1919-06-11
  • Don't Jazz Me Rag

    Sheet music | 1 score (6 p.) | Sheet Music (Form). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Stark Music - Scott, James
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1921

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  • Get out dat ole jazz band

    Notated Music. print | 1 score (3 pages) ; 35 cm | [words and music] by Nan J. O'Connell. (Statement Of Responsibility). For voice and piano. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Staff notation. (Language). Print (Form). Unmediated (Form). Volume (Form).

    • Contributor: Delmar Music Co. - O'Connell, Nan J.
    • Original Format: Notated Music

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  • Take me to the land of jazz

    sheet music | 1 score | Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co. - Wendling, Pete - Leslie, Edgar - Kalmar, Bert
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1919

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  • I want to learn to jazz dance

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 13 x9 in. | Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: T. Harms & Francis, Day & Hunter - Buck, Gene - Stamper, Dave
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1918

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  • Jazz -- The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

    Like the term jazz itself, a precise definition of jazz song is elusive. One way to think about it is that a jazz song is anything sung by a jazz singer, since the term 'jazz' usually refers to a style of performance rather than to a method of composition. A jazz song might have lyrics, but not necessarily. It might be a vocalese performance, ...

  • When the Germans hear a jazz band play

    Notated Music. print | 1 score (1 page) ; 26 cm | Words and music by Howard Elliott, Jr. (Statement Of Responsibility). For unaccompanied voice. Manuscript in ink. Staff notation. (Language). Print (Form). Unmediated (Form). Volume (Form).

    • Contributor: Elliott, Howard
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1918

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  • Good bye Bill military march also jazz two step

    Notated Music. print | 1 score (3 pages) ; 34 cm | Words and music by M. Teal Evey ; arranged by Harry J. Chalmers. (Statement Of Responsibility). For voice and piano. Staff notation. (Language). Print (Form). Unmediated (Form). Volume (Form).

    • Contributor: M. Teal Evey - Evey, M. Teal - Chalmers, Harry J.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1919

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  • The Kaiser's got the blues original jazz fox-trot

    Notated Music. print | 1 score (2 pages) ; 35 cm | [music] by F.D. Waldron. (Statement Of Responsibility). For voice and piano. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Staff notation. (Language). Print (Form). Unmediated (Form). Volume (Form).

    • Contributor: Published by Frank D. Waldron - Waldron, F. D. (Frank D.)
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1918

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  • What-cha gonna do when there ain' What-cha gonna do when there aint no jazz?

    Ragtime, Jazz, And More. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 02:29 | Vocal (Category). Female vocal solo, with orchestra (Description). Digitized at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation. This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the United States. The Library of Congress has obtained a license from rights holders to offer it as streamed audio ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Esther Walker - Rosario Bourdon - Pete Wendling
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1920-05-12
  • St. Louis blues

    Ragtime, Jazz, And More, Blues. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 03:15 | Instrumental with vocal refrain (Category). Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (Description). Also see B-25073. Victor ledgers: "NOTE: 'Incidental vocal chorus by Al Bernard' to be printed on labels." Digitized at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation. This recording is protected by state copyright ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Al Bernard - W. C. Handy - Original Dixieland Jazz Band
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1921-05-25
  • Royal garden blues

    Ragtime, Jazz, And More, Blues. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 03:03 | Instrumental with vocal refrain (Category). Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (Description). Victor ledgers: "NOTE: 'Incidental vocal chorus by Al Bernard' to be printed on labels." Digitized at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation. This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Al Bernard - Clarence Williams - Spencer Williams - Original Dixieland Jazz Band
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1921-05-25
  • Since they learned to parley vous francias a jazz one step

    Notated Music. print | 1 score (2 pages) ; 26 cm | music by J. M. Abramowitz ; words by C. T. Wiese. (Statement Of Responsibility). For voice and piano. Staff notation. (Language). Print (Form). Unmediated (Form). Volume (Form).

    • Contributor: Wiese and Abramowitz - Abramowitz, J. M. (James M.) - Wiese, C. T. (Carl T.) - Abramowitz, J. M.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1919

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  • I'll change his way of living when he comes back home a jazz

    Notated Music. print | 1 score (3 pages) ; 36 cm | words & music by Jack Keefer. (Statement Of Responsibility). For voice and piano. "Greatest harmony rag hit this season; big quartette number." "Dedicated to Roy McShaffrey, our sailor boy." Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Staff notation. (Language). Print (Form). Unmediated (Form). Volume ...

    • Contributor: Mckeefery Music Co. - Keefer, Jack
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1919

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  • If you just must go to war bring the Kaiser back "jazz" song

    Notated Music. print | 1 score (2 pages) ; 35 cm | by Garland Tucker and Harry Baisden. (Statement Of Responsibility). For voice and piano. Staff notation. (Language). Print (Form). Unmediated (Form). Volume (Form).

    • Contributor: Homer Garber - Baisden, Harry - Tucker, Garland
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1918

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  • Mr. Jelly Roll, Mr. Lomax, and the Invention of Jazz, Concert and Lecture featuring John Szwed and Dave Burrell

    videorecording | videorecording; 66 min | Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series. (Source). January 18, 2006. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Burrell, Dave - Szwed, John F.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
  • Night time in Little Italy

    Coupling date: 1/17/1919. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: fox trot. With (reverse side): Dry town blues / Lou Chiha "Friscoe."

    • Contributor: Frisco Jazz Band - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1919
  • I want to see my Tennessee

    Ragtime, Jazz, And More. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 02:47 | Vocal (Category). Male vocal duet, with orchestra (Description). This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the United States. The Library of Congress has obtained a license from rights holders to offer it as streamed audio only. Downloading is not permitted. The authorization of rights holders of the ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Billy Murray - Ed Smalle - Charles Adams Prince - Milton Ager
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1924-10-20
  • American airs medley

    Ragtime, Jazz, And More. sound recording | 1 12" disc recording. | Duration: 03:51 | Instrumental (Category). Marimba band (Description). This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the United States. The Library of Congress has obtained a license from rights holders to offer it as streamed audio only. Downloading is not permitted. The authorization of rights holders of the recording is required ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Hurtado Brothers Royal Marimba Band of Guatemala
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1916-04-21
  • The Castles in Europe

    Ragtime, Jazz, And More. sound recording | 1 12" disc recording. | Duration: 03:40 | Instrumental (Category). Orchestra (Description). Disc label states, "Recorded under the personal supervision of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Castle." Digitized at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation. This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the United States. The Library of Congress has obtained a ...

    • Contributor: Victor - James Reese Europe - Europe's Society Orchestra
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1914-02-10
  • Complete birth of the cool

    compact disc | 1 sound disc : digital, mono, 4 3/4 in. | Recorded between Sept. 4, 1948 and Mar. 9, 1950 Copyright EMI Music. Used by permission. (Copyright Notice). 30 second (Extent). excerpt used by permission of the copyright holder. (Standard Restriction). Compact Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Capitol Jazz - Mulligan, Gerry - Davis, Miles
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1998
  • Umbrellas to mend

    Coupling date: 3/26/1918. Cutout date: 8/21/1925. On label: one-step. With (reverse side): Johnson "jazz" blues / Frisco Jazz Band.

    • Contributor: Kaufman, Mel - Edison - Frisco Jazz Band
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1918