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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
Dave Brubeck
Louis Armstrong
The Mahavishnu Orchestra

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
Buddy Bolden's Jazz Band
W.C. Handy's Memphis Five

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

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
A and M
Columbia
Victor Records

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
1935
1929
1917

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


On January 16, 1938 Benny Goodman and his band played at which famous venue?
Rockefeller Music Hall
Madison Square Garden
The Soft Machine
Carneigie 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.
Louis Bernard
Tony Chambers
DeMarco Edwards
John Hammond

 


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