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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?
The Mahavishnu Orchestra
Glen Miller
Louis Armstrong
Dave Brubeck

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


In what year was the jazz hit "Alexander's Ragtime Band" recorded?
1911
1918
1932
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.
RCA Music Corporation
Columbia
Victor Records
A and M

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?
1923
1917
1929
1935

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

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.
DeMarco Edwards
Louis Bernard
Tony Chambers
John Hammond

 


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