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The Real American Music - Jazz

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
This is a quiz on Jazz music, from Pops to Dave B. Enjoy.

Question 1:


Who recorded the first jazz LP to sell one million copies?
Dave Brubeck
Louis Armstrong
Glen Miller
The Mahavishnu Orchestra

Question 2:


This group's recordings for Columbia in 1917 are considered the first commercial jazz recordings.
Buddy Bolden's Jazz Band
The Original Dixieland Jazz Band
W.C. Handy's Memphis Five
Le Hot Five

Question 3:


What made Wilbur Sweatman, a New York-based jazz musician, famous in jazz history?
He played three clarinets at the same time.
He brought young Duke Ellington to New York City.
He hired Benny Goodman to come to New York from Chicago.
He was the first recorded jazz violinist.

Question 4:


In what year was the jazz hit "Alexander's Ragtime Band" recorded?
1911
1932
1918
1925

Question 5:


In the 1930's this music company began buying up smaller labels such as Okeh and became the major recording company for jazz and blues records.
A and M
Victor Records
Columbia
RCA Music Corporation

Question 6:


King Oliver, Sidney Bechet, Bessie Smith, Jelly Roll Morton, Mamie Smith's Jazz Hounds, and Coleman Hawkins all made their first recordings in what year?
1935
1923
1917
1929

Question 7:


Which of these jazz drummers was married to singer and actress Pearl Bailey?
Philly Joe Jones
Papa Jo Jones
Louis Bellson
Billy Cobham

Question 8:


Billy Holiday had her first recording sessions with whose group?
Jimmie Lunceford's
Count Basie's
Benny Goodman's
Duke Ellington's

Question 9:


On January 16, 1938 Benny Goodman and his band played at which famous venue?
Carneigie Hall
Rockefeller Music Hall
Madison Square Garden
The Soft Machine

Question 10:


This former Yale dropout and music producer, who spent almost 50 years developing and supporting jazz musicians, was Benny Goodman's brother-in-law.
John Hammond
Tony Chambers
DeMarco Edwards
Louis Bernard

 


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