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James Reese Europe

James Reese Europe (1880–1919) was perhaps the first African American musician to become popular with a nationwide audience. For several years he was musical director for the fabulously successful dance team of Vernon and Irene Castle, and he also recorded for Victor during that period. Europe was known equally as a composer and orchestra leader.

The following recordings featuring James Reese Europe are available in the National Jukebox:

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  Artist Role Title Description Primary Performer(s) Date
Conductor Too much mustard Orchestra Europe's Society Orchestra 1913-12-29
Conductor Amapa Orchestra Europe's Society Orchestra 1913-12-29
Conductor Irresistible Orchestra Europe's Society Orchestra 1913-12-29
Conductor The Castles in Europe Orchestra Europe's Society Orchestra 1914-02-10
Conductor Castle's lame duck Orchestra Europe's Society Orchestra 1914-02-10