Original Dixieland Jazz Band: 75th Anniversary
The Original Dixieland Jazz Band was the first jazz group to record. All of the ODJB’s 23-song output for Victor (including “Livery Stable Blues,” the first jazz recording ever released) is on this definitive CD. This colorful group, which stuck exclusively to ensembles with no solos, introduced such standard tunes as “Original Dixieland One Step,” “At the Jazz Band,” “Fidgety Feet,” “Sensation,” “Clarinet Marmalade,” “Margie,” “Jazz Me Blues,” “Royal Garden Blues,” and “Tiger Rag,” all of which are included on this release. “It’s an essential acquisition for any serious jazz library”—All Music Guide.