1920's Jazz Inquiries

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Tommie Hicks

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1920's Jazz Inquiries

PostWed Mar 22, 2017 10:58 pm

I wish to know the titles of these three songs, artists, and years of release.

Song #1



Song #2



Song #3



I also wish to know who performs this version of STATIC STRUT and what year it was released.



Also I need to know who does this version of TIGER RAG and when it was released.



Further, I need to know who does this version of The 12th Street RAG and when it was released.




Also I would like to know what year BIRMINGHAM BREAKDOWN by the Chocolate Dandies was released.

I know its a lot, so thanks in advance for any help
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Re: 1920's Jazz Inquiries

PostThu Mar 23, 2017 12:29 am

Shazam told me #1 is "Stockholm Stomp," by Fletcher Henderson and his band. Other YouTube videos verify it. Google search hits give a recording date of January 22, 1927 and release on Brunswick 3460.

A Google search comes up with October 13, 1928 as the recording date for the Chocolate Dandies number, released on Okeh 8668.

#2 Weary Stomp, Curtis Mosby and his Dixieland Blue Blowers.

#3 Washboard Wiggles, Tiny Parham and His Musicians

Static Strut: Louis Armstrong 1926

Tiger Rag: Sam Wooding 1929

Shazam couldn't come up with any match for the 12th Street Rag; no luck with SoundHound, either.
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Re: 1920's Jazz Inquiries

PostThu Mar 23, 2017 12:43 am

Thanks Paul. I did search Youtube for Stockholm Strut, instead of "Stomp". I did do a Google search on Birmingham and could not find a recording date, just a bunch of sites selling jazz cds and downloads.

Thanks for your efforts.
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Re: 1920's Jazz Inquiries

PostThu Mar 23, 2017 1:17 am

I added some more results.

I'm in the midst of updating my music database, so I've been making a lot of searches for recording info, and you do have to sift through all the hits for sellers for the occasional documentary reference. One thing you might try is restricting a Google search to Books - you won't get hits for sellers, and quite a few discographies and music histories have good-sized previews that turn in hits for your searches.

Here's an example of a hit from a book, one of the ones I found for Birmingham Breakdown:

https://books.google.com/books?id=Zc4Lh9KC2MIC&lpg=PA312&ots=1Ta_4B_e-c&dq=%22BIRMINGHAM%20BREAKDOWN%22%20%22Chocolate%20Dandies%22&pg=PA312#v=onepage&q=%22BIRMINGHAM%20BREAKDOWN%22%20%22Chocolate%20Dandies%22&f=false

I find it helpful to put the name of the artist and the song title in quotes, e.g. "birmingham breakdown" "chocolate dandies" together in the search box.
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Re: 1920's Jazz Inquiries

PostThu Mar 23, 2017 8:29 am

The most comprehensive source for information on jazz recordings (recording dates, 78 rpm issues et al) up to 1942 is Jazz and Ragtime Records by the late Brian Rust, several editions of which were published from 1961 to 2002. The 1917-34 entries from the last revision are available as a free download at the following link:
https://78records.files.wordpress.com/2016/06/rust_jr_free-edition.pdf

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