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Published on Jan 17, 2009
Jungle Blues was recorded for the Victor label on 7-4-27. Victor was getting into race records and was looking for talent. Morton put together a group who could play the New Orleans "Hot Style" from Lil Hardin's disbanded Dreamland Syncopaters who had headlined at the Dreamland Cafe in Chicago. These '26 and '27 tracts are considered the first of the hot style jazz records and historian David McGee states that these recordings are to jazz what Elvis Presley's Sun recordings were to rock and roll. An error in this vid: John Lindsay credited with string bass. There was no string bass at this session. Bass is provided by Quinn Wilson on tuba. Thanks to RNMUSIK for pointing out that error. Recorded at the Victor Talking Machine Co. Studios, 925 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago. V21345A, July 4, 1927