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Jazz, Blues, 78 rpm and Guitar solos

So what has all this got to do with guitars. Absolutely nothing except to say that parallel to the blues tradition that is most often talked about with regard to the history of music runs the tradition of the early twentieth century Jazz bands. The original Dixie Land Jass Band are credited with being the first to record a commercial jazz music recording and here is their version of the Tiger Rag. Im fortunate enough to own a copy of this hot number on `78! Groovy.