|All of No Man’s Land||James Reese Europe and Noble Sissle||1919||This 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 Harry||Eubie Blake||1921||This was the most popular song in “Shuffle Along,” a historic production
for and by African-Americans.
|Texas Moaner Blues||Sydney Bechet & Louis Armstrong||1924||The saxophone and trumpet pair so well together. Even though
they are both the “leads,” neither takes away from the other.
|Black Bottom Stomp||Jelly Roll Morton||1925||This 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 Blues||Louis Armstrong||1928||In 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.