The Original Dixieland Jazz Band makes the first jazz recordings, 1917

    On this date in 1917, Livery Stable Blues by The Original Dixieland Jass Band became the first jazz single ever issued. 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. Here it is: