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Brass, Street and Jazz Bands

American Brass Bands, Street Bands and Early Jazz Bands Created by: Library Of CongressDated: 1926
[Band wearing bathing suits]
The tradition of brass bands in America starts in New Orleans, late 19th century. New Orleans brass bands could feature trumpets, trombones, clarinets, saxophones, sousaphones and percussion. The music played by these bands was a fusion between European military band music and African folk music brought to the Americas by west African slaves and the idiom played a significant role in the development of traditional jazz.
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Brass band music, march [title page only]

Brass band music, march [title page only]

From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1870-1885 (Microfilm M 3500) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form)

Democratic rally to-night! Academy of music. Address by Hon. Hoke Smith, of Atlanta. Introduced by Hon. Lee S. Overman. Meeting called to order by Judge Armistead Burwell at 8:30 o'clock. Music by Charlotte Band. Ladies and gentlemen invited. Gu

Democratic rally to-night! Academy of music. Address by Hon. Hoke Smit...

Political campaign. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 135, Folder 30.

US Army Jazz Band

US Army Jazz Band

Photograph shows an African American jazz band during World War I at Camp Upton, Yaphank, Long Island, New York State. (Source: Print of negative in PR 06 CN 133, Container 1, Folder 1)

Robbins & Myers Band, Springfield, O., May 5th, 1917

Robbins & Myers Band, Springfield, O., May 5th, 1917

J223924 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright claimant's address: Springfield, O. Copyright deposit; Pixley-Messick Co.; June 9, 1917.

[Fields Ward of Bog Trotters Band, with guitar, Galax, Virginia]

[Fields Ward of Bog Trotters Band, with guitar, Galax, Virginia]

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Handwritten on back: "Fields Ward Galax, Va. 1937." Accompanying note reads: "These pictures were made by CBS photographer at the... more

[Uncle Alex Dunford, of Bog Trotters Band, with fiddle, Galax, Virginia]

[Uncle Alex Dunford, of Bog Trotters Band, with fiddle, Galax, Virgini...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Handwritten on back: "Uncle Alex Dunford Galax, Va. 1937." Accompanying note reads: "These pictures were made by CBS photographer... more

[Doc Davis of Bog Trotters Band, with autoharp, and unidentified woman, Galax, Virginia]

[Doc Davis of Bog Trotters Band, with autoharp, and unidentified woman...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Handwritten on back: "Doc Davis unid. woman Galax, Va 1937." Accompanying note reads: "These pictures were made by CBS photograph... more

[Wade Ward of Bog Trotters Band, with banjo, Galax, Virginia]

[Wade Ward of Bog Trotters Band, with banjo, Galax, Virginia]

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Handwritten on back: "Wade Ward Galax, Va. 1937." Accompanying note reads: "These pictures were made by CBS photographer at the t... more

[Davy Crockett Ward of Bog Trotters Band and his wife, Galax, Virginia]

[Davy Crockett Ward of Bog Trotters Band and his wife, Galax, Virginia...

Title devised by Library staff based on caption information and inventory lists. Handwritten on back: "Davy Crockett Ward & wife; Galax Va 1937." Accompanying note reads: "These pictures were made by CBS photog... more

[U.S. Marine Band drummer, probably at the Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C.]

[U.S. Marine Band drummer, probably at the Marine Barracks, Washington...

Photograph shows Charles Owen, a marimba soloist with the United States Marine Band and timpanist with the U.S. Marine Band and Orchestra from 1934 to 1954. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2013)

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