Wednesday, 17 July 2013

2a. The Pre-history of jazz

The post on Freddie Keppard is coming soon, but in the meantime here's some examples of the sort of things that were in the mix in New Orleans at the end of the 19th Century.

(Obviously, these were not recorded at that time, so approach with a modicum of caution).

African-American fife and drum music:

Levee Camp Holler:

Work Songs:


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