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This article may require cleanup to meet Wikipedia's quality standards. Please improve this article if you can. The talk page may contain suggestions. (January 2009) Original Dixieland Jass Band A 1918 promotional postcard showing (from left), drummer Tony Sbarbaro (aka Tony Spargo), trombonist Edwin "Daddy" Edwards, cornetist Dominick James "Nick" LaRocca , clarinetist Larry Shields and pianist Henry Ragas. Background information Origin New Orleans, Louisiana Genres Jazz Years active 1916–1925, 1936 Original Dixieland Jass Band (ODJB) was a New Orleans, Dixieland Jazz band that made the first jazz recordings early in 1917. Their "Livery Stable Blues" became the first issued Jazz single.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7] The group composed and made the first recordings of many jazz standards, the most famous being "Tiger Rag". In late 1917 the spelling of the band's name was changed to Original Dixieland Jazz Band. The band consisted of five musicians who had previously played in the Papa Jack Laine bands, a diverse and racially integrated collection of musicians who played for parades, dances, and advertising in New Orleans. The ODJB were frequently billed as the "Creators of Jazz", because they were the first band to record jazz commercially and to have hit recordings in the new genre. The appellation is accurate in that they were the first band to create successful and popular recordings of jazz. Band leader and trumpeter Nick LaRocca argued that the ODJB deserved recognition as the first band to record jazz commercially and the first band to establish jazz as a musical idiom or genre. Contents 1 Origins of the Original Dixieland Jass Band 2 First recordings 3 Later history of the band 3.1 London Tour 4 Break-up 5 Movie appearance 6 Music of the ODJB 7 Cover Versions of "Tiger Rag" 8 Honors 9 See also 10 Notes 11 References // Origins of the Original Dixieland Jass Band In early 1916 a promoter from Chicago approached clarinetist Alcide Nunez and drummer Johnny Stein about bringing a New Orleans-style band to Chicago, where the similar Brown's Band From Dixieland led by trombonist Tom Brown was already enjoying success.[8] They then assembled trombonist Eddie Edwards, pianist Henry Ragas and cornetist Frank Christian. Shortly before they were to leave, Christian backed out, and Nick LaRocca was hired as a last-minute replacement. On March 3, 1916 the musicians began their job at Schiller's Cafe in Chicago under the name Stein's Dixie Jass Band. The band was a hit and received offers of higher pay elsewhere. Since Stein as leader was the only musician under contract by name, the rest of the band broke off, sent to New Orleans for drummer Tony Sbarbaro, and on June 5 started playing renamed as The Dixie Jass Band. LaRocca and Nunez had personality conflicts, and on October 30 Tom Brown's Band and the ODJB mutually agreed to switch clarinetists, bringing Larry Shields into the Original Dixieland Jass Band. The band attracted the attention of theatrical agent Max Hart, who booked the band in New York City. At the start of 1917 the band began an engagement playing for dancing at Reisenweber's Cafe in Manhattan. When the New Orleans Jazz style swept New York by storm in 1917 with the arrival of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, Jimmy Durante was part of the audience at Reisenweber's Cafe on Columbus Circle when the ODJB played that venue. Durante was very impressed with the ODJB and invited them to play at a club called the Alamo in Harlem where Jimmy played piano. The ODJB was soon the hottest thing in show business and Durante had his friend Johnny Stein assemble a group of like-minded New Orleans musicians to accompany his act at the Alamo. They billed themselves as "Durante's Jazz and Novelty Band". In late 1918 they recorded two sides for Okeh under the name of the New Orleans Jazz Band. They re-did the same two numbers a couple of months later for Gennett under the name of Original New Orleans Jazz Band, and in 1920 the same group recorded again for Gennett as Jimmy Durante's Jazz Band. Numerous jazz bands were formed in the wake of the success of the ODJB that copied and replicated the style and sound of the ODJB. First recordings Original Dixieland Jass Band: Livery Stable Blues The original recording of "Livery Stable Blues" from 26 February 1917. Length 3:10. Problems listening to this file? See media help. While a couple of other New Orleans bands had passed through New York City slightly earlier, they were part of vaudeville acts. The ODJB, on the other hand, played for dancing and were hence the first "jass" band to get a following of fans in New York, and then record at a time when the USA's recording industry was almost entirely centered in New York and New Jersey. Shortly after arriving in New York, a letter dated January 29, 1917, offered an audition for the Columbia Graphophone Company. The session took place on Wednesday, January 31, 1917. Nothing from this test session was issued. The band then recorded two sides for the Victor Talking Machine Company, "Livery Stable Blues" and "Dixie Jass Band One Step", on February 26, 1917,[9] for the Victor label. These titles were released as the sides of a 78 record on March 7, the first issued jazz record. The ODJB's records, first marketed simply as a novelty, were a surprise hit, and gave many Americans their first taste of jazz. Musician Joe Jordan sued, since the "One Step" incorporated portions of his 1909 ragtime composition "That Teasin' Rag". The record labels were subsequently changed to "Introducing 'That Teasin' Rag' by Joe Jordan". In the wake of the group's success for the Victor release, in May the band returned to Columbia, recording two selections of popular tunes of the day chosen for them by the record company (possibly hoping to avoid the copyright problems which arose after Victor recorded two of the bands supposed original compositions) "Darktown Strutter's Ball" and "(Back Home Again in) Indiana" as catalogue #A-2297. The surprising success of the ODJB influenced other groups to form jazz bands and to record the new music of jazz, such as "Earl Fuller's Famous Jazz Band", the Frisco Jazz Band, and the New Orleans Rhythm Kings. W. C. Handy recorded one of the earliest cover versions of an ODJB song when he released a recording of "Livery Stable Blues" by Handy's Orchestra of Memphis on Columbia Records in 1917, as Columbia A2419 and Columbia 2912, recorded on September 25, 1917. The seminal 78 releases by the ODJB include the following Victor, Columbia, and Aeolian Vocalion recordings: Dixie Jass Band One Step/Introducing That Teasin' Rag/Livery Stable Blues, 1917, Victor 18255. At the Jazz Band Ball/Barnyard Blues, 1917, Aeolian Vocalion A1205. Ostrich Walk/Tiger Rag, 1917, Aeolian Vocalion A1206. Reisenweber Rag/Look at 'Em Doing it Now, 1917, Aeolian Vocalion 1242. Darktown Strutters' Ball/(Back Home in) Indiana, 1917, Columbia A2297. The ODJB's recording of Darktown Strutter's Ball was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame on February 8, 2006. Skeleton Jangle/Tiger Rag (1918 version), 1918, Victor 18472. Bluin' the Blues/Sensation Rag, 1918, Victor 18483. Mournin' Blues/Clarinet Marmalade, 1918, Victor 18513. Mournin' Blues also appeared as Mornin' Blues on some releases. Fidgety Feet (War Cloud)/Lazy Daddy, 1918, Victor 18564. Lasses Candy/Satanic Blues, 1919, Columbia 759. Oriental Jazz or Jass, 1919, recorded November 24, 1917 and issued as Aeolian Vocalion 12097 in April, 1919 with Indigo Blues by Ford Dabney's Band. Soudan (also known as Oriental Jass or Oriental Jazz), 1920, recorded in London in the UK in May, 1920 and released as English #Columbia 829. Soudan was composed by Czech composer Gabriel Sebek in 1906 as In the Soudan: A Dervish Chorus or Oriental Scene for Piano, Op. 45. The B side was "Me-Ow" by the London Dance Orchestra. Margie/Singin' the Blues/Palesteena, 1920, Victor 18717. Broadway Rose/Sweet Mama (Papa's Getting Mad)/Strut, Miss Lizzie, 1920, Victor 18722. Home Again Blues/Crazy Blues/It's Right Here For You (If You Don't Get It, Tain't No Fault O' Mine), 1921, Victor 18729. Tell Me/Mammy O' Mine, 1921, recorded in the UK and released as Columbia 804. I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles/My Baby's Arms, 1921, Columbia 805. I've Lost My Heart in Dixieland/I've Got My Captain Working for Me Now, 1921, Columbia 815. Sphinx/Alice Blue Gown, 1921, Columbia 824. Jazz Me Blues/St. Louis Blues, 1921, Victor 18772. Royal Garden Blues/Dangerous Blues, 1921, Victor 18798. Bow Wow Blues (My Mama Treats Me Like a Dog), 1922, Victor 18850. The B side featured Railroad Blues by the Benson Orchestra of Chicago under pianist and composer Roy Bargy. Toddlin' Blues/Some of These Days, 1923, Okeh 4738. You Stayed Away Too Long/Slipping Through My Fingers, 1935, Vocalion 3099. Original Dixieland One-Step/Barnyard Blues, 1936, Victor 25502. Who Loves You?/Did You Mean It?, 1936, Victor 25420, which featured vocals by Chris Fletcher and Nick LaRocca on trumpet. Ooooo-Oh Boom!/Please Be Kind, 1938, RCA Bluebird B-7442. Good-Night, Sweet Dreams, Good-Night/In My Little Red Book, 1938, RCA Bluebird B-7444, which featured vocals by Lola Bard. Tiger Rag (1943 version), 1944, V-Disc 214B1, issued June, 1944. Sensation (1943 version), 1944, V-Disc 214B2. Shake It and Break It/When You and I Were Young, Maggie, 1946, Commodore C-613. Later history of the band After their initial recording for Victor, they recorded for Columbia (after the first Victor session, not before as has sometimes been said) and Aeolian-Vocalion in 1917, and returned to make more sides for Victor the following year, while enjoying continued popularity in New York. Trombonist Edwards was drafted in 1918 and replaced with Emile Christian, and pianist Henry Ragas died in the Spanish Flu Pandemic the following year of influenza, to be replaced by pianist and composer J. Russel Robinson. Robinson composed the jazz standard "Eccentric" ("That Eccentric Rag"), "Margie", "Jazzola", "Singin' the Blues (Till My Daddy Comes Home)", recorded by Bix Beiderbecke, Frankie Trumbauer, and Eddie Lang, "Mary Lou", "Pan Yan (And His Chinese Jazz Band)", "How Many Times?", "Aggravatin' Papa (Don't You Try to Two-Time Me)", "What Are Little Girls Made Of?", "Get Rhythm in Your Feet", recorded by Red Allen and His Orchestra with Chu Berry, "Yeah Man!", recorded by Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra in 1933 and released on Vocalion, "Reefer Man" for Cab Calloway in 1932, "Dynamite Rag", "Meet Me at No Special Place", recorded by Nat King Cole, "Alhambra Syncopated Waltzes", "Te-na-na (From New Orleans)", "Beale Street Mama", recorded by Bessie Smith and Cab Calloway, and "Palesteena (Lena from Palesteena)". In 1916, Robinson, whose name appeared as "J. Russel Robinson", co-wrote the song "Ole Miss Rag" with W. C. Handy. In 1919, Robinson co-wrote "Though We're Miles and Miles Apart" with W.C. Handy and Charles N. Hillman which was released by Handy's publishing company. Robinson also wrote the blues classic "St. Louis Gal", which was recorded by Bessie Smith. Robinson's compositions for the ODJB in 1920, the classic "Margie", "Singin' the Blues", and "Palesteena (Lena from Palesteena)", released as a 78, were among the most popular and best-selling hits of 1920. "Aggravatin' Papa" was composed with lyricist Roy Turk and Addie Britt and was recorded by Alberta Hunter in 1923 with Fletcher Henderson's Dance Orchestra and also by Bessie Smith, Sophie Tucker, Florence Mills, Lucille Hegamin, and Pearl Bailey. Robinson also wrote with Roy Turk the compositions "Sweet Man O' Mine", "A-Wearin' Away the Blues", and "Mama Whips! Mama Spanks! (If Her Daddy Don't Come Home)" for blues and jazz singer Mamie Smith and her Jazz Band in 1921, which were released on the Okeh label. Robinson was a member of the ODJB until it broke up in 1923 and rejoined the band when it reformed in 1936. The ODJB classic "Margie", composed by J. Russel Robinson with Con Conrad, with lyrics added by Benny Davis, has been covered over a hundred times. "Margie" has been recorded by Louis Armstrong, who also covered the ODJB's "Tiger Rag", Ray Charles, Al Jolson, Duke Ellington and His Orchestra in 1935, the Billy Kyle Swing Club Band, Claude Hopkins, Red Nichols, Django Reinhardt, George Paxton, the Dutch Swing College Band, Fats Domino, Sidney Bechet, Don Redman, Cab Calloway, Jim Reeves, Gene Krupa, and Benny Goodman. "Margie" was a #9 hit for the ODJB in 1921 with J. Russel Robinson on piano. Eddie Cantor had the biggest hit version of the ODJB classic, spending 5 weeks at #1 in 1921. The song was also featured in the movie The Eddie Cantor Story and was the theme of the television series of the same name in 1961–1962. Cantor also recorded the ODJB's "Palesteena (Lena from Palesteena)". Gene Rodemich and His Orchestra reached #7 with their version in 1920. Ted Lewis and His Band reached #4 in 1921. Frank Crumit had a #7 hit in 1921. Claude Hopkins and His Orchestra reached #5 in 1934 with Orlando Peterson on vocals. Don Redman and His Orchestra got to #15 in 1939 with a cover of the ODJB song. Dave Brubeck, Bix Beiderbecke, Bing Crosby, Jo Stafford, Erroll Garner, Oscar Peterson, Charlie Shavers, Jimmy Smith, Joe Venuti, Ray Barretto, and Shelly Manne have also recorded the song. Jimmie Lunceford recorded the song in 1938 with a Sy Oliver arrangement that featured Trummy Young. London Tour Other New Orleans musicians, including Nunez, Tom Brown, and Frank Christian, followed the ODJB's example and came to New York to play jazz as well, giving the ODJB competition. LaRocca decided to take the band to London, where they would once again enjoy being the only authentic New Orleans jazz band in the metropolis, and again present themselves as the Originators of Jazz because they were the first band to record the new genre of music dubbed jass or jazz. The band's 1919 appearance at the London Hippodrome was the first official jazz gig by any band in the United Kingdom, and was followed by a command performance for King George V at Buckingham Palace. The concert did not start auspicously, with the assembled aristocracy, which included French Marshall Philippe Pétain, peering through opera glasses at the band "as though there were bugs on us", according to LaRocca. But, the audience loosened up after the King laughed and loudly applauded their rendition of The Tiger Rag. The British tour ended with the band being chased to the Southhampton docks by Lord Harrington, infuriated that his daughter was being romanced by that band's lead singer.[10][11] In London, they made twenty more recordings for the British branch of Columbia. While in London, they recorded the second, more commercially successful, version of their hit song Soudan (also known as Oriental Jass). The band returned to the United States in July 1920 and toured for four years. This version of the band played in a more commercial manner, adding a saxophone to the arrangements in the manner of other popular orchestras. In the 1920s LaRocca was replaced by teenaged trumpeter Henry Levine, who later brought this kind of repertoire to the NBC radio show The Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street. Jazz pianist and composer Frank Signorelli, who co-wrote the jazz standards "A Blues Serenade", recorded by Glenn Miller and Duke Ellington, "Gypsy", and "Stairway to the Stars", joined the ODJB for a brief time in 1921. Break-up The band broke up in the mid-1920s and its originators scattered. During the Depression, trombonist Eddie Edwards was discovered operating a newsstand in New York City. Newspaper publicity resulted in Edwards fronting a local nightclub band. In 1936 the musicians played a reunion performance on network radio. RCA Victor invited them back into the studio, and they recorded six numbers as "The Original Dixieland Five." The group toured briefly before again disbanding. Clarinetist Larry Shields received particularly positive attention on this tour, and Benny Goodman commented that Shields was an important early influence. Edwards and Sbarbaro formed some bands without other original members in the 1940s and 1950s under the ODJB name. In 1944, a new version of "Tiger Rag" was released as a V-Disc or Victory Disc, V-Disc 214, by the reformed band. "Sensation Rag" was also released as V-Disc 214B2. V-Discs were non-commercial releases recorded for the U.S. armed forces. Back in New Orleans, LaRocca licensed bandleader Phil Zito to use the ODJB name for many years. Nick LaRocca's son, Jimmy LaRocca, continues to lead bands under the name The Original Dixieland Jazz Band today. In 1960 the book The Story of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band was published. Writer H.O. Brunn based it on Nick LaRocca's recollections, which sometimes differ from that of other sources. Movie appearance In 1917, the band made the first appearance of a jazz band in a motion picture, a silent movie entitled The Good for Nothing (1917), which was directed by Carlyle Blackwell, who also played the lead role as Jack Burkshaw. Written by Alexander Thomas, it also featured Evelyn Greeley and Kate Lester, and was produced by William Brady. Nick LaRocca, Larry Shields, Tony Sbarbaro, and Henry Ragas appeared in the film as a band, with LaRocca on trumpet, Shields on clarinet, Ragas on piano, and Sbarbaro on drums. The film, released on December 10, 1917, was produced by Peerless Productions and distributed by World Pictures. Music of the ODJB Their first release "Livery Stable Blues" featured instruments doing barnyard imitations and the fully loaded trap set, wood blocks, cowbells, gongs, and Chinese gourds. This musical innovation represented one of the first experimental exercises in jazz. At the time their music was liberating. Those barnyard sounds were also experiments in altering the tonal qualities of the instruments, and those clattering wood blocks were experiments in breaking up the rhythm. The music had attitude to spare compared to the vapid pop music of the time. It can also be argued that they were amongst the most talented composers of popular music of their day. Many of the tunes first composed and recorded by the Original Dixieland Jass Band, such as "Tiger Rag" and "Margie", were recorded by all the major jazz bands and orchestras of the twentieth century, black and white. "Tiger Rag" was recorded by everyone from Louis Armstrong to Duke Ellington to Glenn Miller to Benny Goodman. "Tiger Rag", in particular, became popular with many colleges and universities with a tiger as a mascot. In the biography John Coltrane: His Life and Music, published in 1999, Lewis Porter noted that the ODJB's classic "Margie" was a "specialty" of John Coltrane, a song he performed regularly in his early career. "Tiger Rag", "Margie", "Clarinet Marmalade", "At The Jazz Band Ball", "Sensation Rag", and "Fidgety Feet" remain much played classics in the repertory of Dixieland and Traditional Jazz bands today. Their tunes were published as co-compositions of some or all of the entire ensemble, including band leader Nick La Rocca. The Original Dixieland Jazz Band recording of "Tiger Rag" was no.1 for two weeks on the U.S. hit parade charts beginning on December 11, 1918. The Mills Brothers recorded "Tiger Rag" in 1931 with lyrics and spent four weeks at no.1 on the charts in 1931–1932 with their version of the ODJB song. Compared to later jazz, the ODJB recordings have only modest improvisation in mostly ensemble tunes. Clarinetist Larry Shields is perhaps the most interesting player, showing a good fluid tone, and if his melodic variations and breaks now seem overly familiar, this is because they were widely imitated by musicians who followed in the ODJB's footsteps. Their concept of arrangement was somewhat limited, and their recordings can seem rather repetitive. The lack of a bass player is also scarcely compensated for by the piano on their earlier, acoustically recorded sessions. The ODJB's arrangements were wild and impolite and definitely had a jazz feel, and that style is still referred to as the style of music known as Dixieland. Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra, one of the most popular and influential jazz bands of the 1920s, recorded several ODJB compositions: "Beale Street Mama", composed by ODJB pianist J. Russel Robinson, was recorded by the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra in 1923 as an instrumental and was released on Paramount; "Clarinet Marmalade" was recorded in 1926 by the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra and released on Vocalion and on Brunswick. In 1931, Henderson recorded a new version of "Clarinet Marmalade", which was released on Columbia; "Livery Stable Blues" was recorded in 1927 and released on Columbia; "Fidgety Feet", composed by Nick LaRocca, was recorded in 1927 and was released on the Vocalion label; "Sensation" was recorded in 1927 and released on Vocalion; "Tiger Rag" was recorded in 1931 and was released on Crown; "Aggravatin' Papa", co-written by ODJB pianist J. Russel Robinson, was recorded by the Fletcher Henderson Dance Orchestra in 1923 with Alberta Hunter on vocals; "Singin' the Blues (Till My Daddy Comes Home)" was recorded in 1931 with Rex Stewart on cornet. Jazz cornetist Bix Beiderbecke recorded nine compositions of the ODJB in various bands and orchestras from 1924 to 1930: "Fidgety Feet", his first recording in 1924, "Tiger Rag", "Sensation", "Lazy Daddy", "Ostrich Walk", "Clarinet Marmalade", "Singin' the Blues" with Frankie Trumbauer and Eddie Lang, "Margie", and "At The Jazz Band Ball". Beiderbecke was influenced by the ODJB to become a jazz musician and was heavily influenced by Nick LaRocca's trumpet style with the ODJB. Louis Armstrong acknowledged the importance of the ODJB in the evolution and development of jazz and the influence they had on him: “Only four years before I learned to play the trumpet in the Waif's Home, or in 1909, the first great jazz orchestra was formed in New Orleans by a cornet player named Dominick James LaRocca. They called him "Nick" LaRocca. His orchestra had only five pieces but they were the hottest five pieces that had ever been known before. LaRocca named this band, "The Old Dixieland Jass Band". He had an instrumentation different from anything before, an instrumentation that made the old songs sound new. Besides himself at the cornet, LaRocca had Larry Shields, clarinet, Eddie Edwards, trombone, Ragas, piano, and Sbarbaro, drums. They all came to be famous players and the Dixieland Band has gone down now in musical history.” – Louis Armstrong, Swing That Music, 1936[12] The ODJB deserves recognition as the first band to successfully record jazz and for establishing and creating jazz as a new musical idiom and genre of music. Cover Versions of "Tiger Rag" The ODJB's original 1917 composition "Tiger Rag" became a jazz standard that was later covered by Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Ted Lewis, Joe Jackson, and the Mills Brothers. There were 136 cover versions of ODJB's copyrighted jazz standard and classic "Tiger Rag" by 1942 alone. "Tiger Rag" was recorded by: Louis Armstrong, who released the ODJB classic as a 78 single, in 1930 on Okeh and in 1934 on Brunswick. Benny Goodman and his Orchestra. Frank Sinatra. Duke Ellington and his Famous Orchestra on a two-part, double-sided 78 released on Brunswick in 1929. Edward "Kid" Ory with his Creole Jazz Orchestra. Bix Beiderbecke with the Wolverines or the Wolverine Orchestra. Ethel Waters and the Jazz Masters in 1922. Billie Holiday. Sidney Bechet. Bob Crosby and his Bobcats. Fats Waller. Gene Krupa. Ozzie Nelson and His Orchestra Phil Napoleon and his Orchestra in 1926 on Edison. Abe Lyman and his Orchestra. Harry Reser. Whiteway Jazz Band. The New Orleans Rhythm Kings in 1922 on Gennett. Fletcher Henderson. Jelly Roll Morton in 1938. Ray Miller's Orchestra in 1929 on Brunswick. Red McKenzie. Freddy Fisher. Acker Bilk. Harry Roy and his Orchestra. The Maple City Four. The Saint Jazz Band. Isham Jones' Orchestra. Eddie Condon. Pete Fountain released "Tiger Rag" as a 45 single on Coral. Tommy Dorsey. Glenn Miller and his Orchestra. Muggsy Spanier. George Barnes. Liberace Barney Kessel Bobby Short Teddy Wilson. Alvino Rey. The Mills Brothers in 1931, no.1 for four weeks. The Washboard Rhythm Kings. Art Tatum in 1932. Bert Ambrose and his Orchestra. Jack Hylton. Lew Stone. Billy Cotton. Jack Payne. Ray Noble. Joe Jackson. Django Reinhardt with the Quintette of the Hot Club of France. Roy Smeck. Tiger Rag was covered on the 78 series entitled Studies in Swing No.1, 1927, with Nat Gonella on solo trumpet. The Paul Whiteman Orchestra. Jimmy Dorsey with Spike Hughes. Les Paul and Mary Ford in 1952. In 1954, "Tiger Rag" was featured in the MGM cartoon "Dixieland Droopy", directed by Tex Avery, which Droopy plays on his record. It's also what the flea jazz band that gets on Droopy performs in this cartoon. The ODJB's "Tiger Rag" was added to the Library of Congress's National Recording Registry in 2002. Finally, "Tiger Rag" was used in a Microsoft Xbox ad, the "Banned Xbox 360 Ad: Best Ad Ever!", advertising the Xbox 360 console from Microsoft. Honors In 1977, the ODJB classic "Singin' the Blues", co-written by J. Russel Robinson, was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in a landmark 1927 recording by Frankie Trumbauer and His Orchestra featuring Bix Beiderbecke on cornet and Eddie Lang on guitar, as Okeh 40772-B, recorded on February 4, 1927. In 2006, the Original Dixieland Jazz Band's recording of "Darktown Strutter's Ball", released in 1917 as Columbia single A2297, was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. In 2008, the Original Dixieland Jazz Band classic "Ostrich Walk", written by Edwin B. Edwards, Nick LaRocca, Henry Ragas, Tony Sbarbaro, and Larry Shields, in a performance by Bix Beiderbecke and Frankie Trumbauer, was included on the soundtrack to the Brad Pitt movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, which was nominated for 13 Academy Awards. The soundtrack also included the J. Russel Robinson co-composition "Wah Dee Dah", in a performance by Cab Calloway. The movie was based on a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald from the collection Tales of the Jazz Age. 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