Wilbur Sweatman

Wilbur C. Sweatman, an African-American musician who recorded Jazz, was among the first. His first Jazz recordings were made two months after The Original Dixieland Jazz Band’s ‘Livery Stable Blues, which is widely considered to be the original Jazz recording. Other than the Darktown Strutters Ball, Goodbye Alexander, the recordings are labelled by Wilbur C. Sweatman’s Jazz Orchestra/Original Jass Band or Original Jazz Band/Jazz Band. Sometimes, the middle initial is omitted. There are copies of the records where the band name is different on each side, sometimes with the same title from one record to the next. Although the Little Wonder records were originally released as Jazz Band, they have been attributed solely to Sweatman. From www.redhotjazz.com

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