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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?
Glen Miller
The Mahavishnu Orchestra
Louis Armstrong
Dave Brubeck

Question 2:


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

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 was the first recorded jazz violinist.
He hired Benny Goodman to come to New York from Chicago.
He brought young Duke Ellington to New York City.

Question 4:


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

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.
Columbia
Victor Records
A and M
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?
1917
1923
1929
1935

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

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.
Tony Chambers
Louis Bernard
John Hammond
DeMarco Edwards

 


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