Music Timeline 1918-1928: Khailah Bell

1918-1928
Song NameArtistYearComments
All of No Man’s LandJames Reese Europe and Noble Sissle1919This song stood out to me because it actually contains vocals. Many of the
songs I hear from this era is purely instrumental. The vocals add to the
pristine musicality of the instruments.
I’m Just Wild About HarryEubie Blake1921This was the most popular song in “Shuffle Along,” a historic production
for and by African-Americans.
Texas Moaner BluesSydney Bechet & Louis Armstrong1924The saxophone and trumpet pair so well together. Even though
they are both the “leads,” neither takes away from the other.
Black Bottom StompJelly Roll Morton1925This song caught my attention because it strays from my typical notion
of jazz being slow. This upbeat track gives a “feel good” vibe.
West End BluesLouis Armstrong1928In addition to this song being inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame,
the combination of so many elements and instruments gives it
a sultry and mellow sound.
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Khailah Bell

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