Darktown Strutters' Ball

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"Darktown Strutters' Ball"
The Darktown Strutters' Ball cover.jpg
Single by Original Dixieland Jazz Band
Released1917
Format10-inch 78 rpm record
RecordedMay 30, 1917
GenreJazz
LabelColumbia
Songwriter(s)Shelton Brooks

"Darktown Strutters' Ball" is a popular song by Shelton Brooks, published in 1917. The song has been recorded many times and is considered a popular and jazz standard. There are many variations of the title, including "At the Darktown Strutters' Ball", "The Darktown Strutters' Ball", and just "Strutters' Ball".

History[edit]

Soon after its 1917 publication, "Darktown Strutters' Ball" was included by Sophie Tucker in her Vaudeville routine.[1] The song was recorded on May 9 that year by the Six Brown Brothers.[2][3] The best-known recording by the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, which was recorded on May 30, 1917, and released by Columbia Records as catalog number A-2297,[1] was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2006.

More than three million copies of the sheet music were sold.[4]

Recorded versions[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Don Tyler (2 April 2007). Hit Songs, 1900-1955: American Popular Music of the Pre-Rock Era. McFarland. pp. 96–. ISBN 978-0-7864-2946-2.
  2. ^ Bruce Vermazen (5 March 2004). That Moaning Saxophone : The Six Brown Brothers and the Dawning of a Musical Craze: The Six Brown Brothers and the Dawning of a Musical Craze. Oxford University Press, USA. pp. 219–. ISBN 978-0-19-534732-6.
  3. ^ Elaine Keillor (18 March 2008). Music in Canada: Capturing Landscape and Diversity. McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP. pp. 215–. ISBN 978-0-7735-3391-2.
  4. ^ "The Darktown Strutters’ Ball". The Canadian Songwriter's Hall of Fame website. accessed 2017-06-19
  5. ^ a b Abrams, Steven and Settlemier, Tyrone, Pathe Records in the 20001 to 20499 series Online Discographical Project
  6. ^ Ray Anthony, "Count Every Star" single release Retrieved August 10, 2016.
  7. ^ Manor Records discography
  8. ^ MGM Records in the 11500 to 11999 series
  9. ^ Castle Records in the 1 to 15 series
  10. ^ Bell Records in the 1003 to 1132 series
  11. ^ Columbia Records in the A-2000 to A-2499 series
  12. ^ Coral Records in the 60000 to 60499 series
  13. ^ Abrams, Steven; Settlemier, Tyrone. "SIGNATURE 78rpm numerical listing discography". www.78discography.com. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  14. ^ a b Vocalion Records in the 3500 to 3999 series
  15. ^ Conqueror Records in the 8501 to 8999 series
  16. ^ Capitol Records in the 1500 to 1999 series
  17. ^ "OKEH 78rpm numerical listing discography: 8000 - 8500". www.78discography.com. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  18. ^ Tennessee Records discography
  19. ^ US Decca Records in the 29000 to 29499 series
  20. ^ US Decca Records in the 23500 to 23999 series
  21. ^ Silvertone Records in the 5004 to 5146 series
  22. ^ Federal Records in the 5001 to 5414 series
  23. ^ Lord, Tom (1997). The Jazz Discography Vol. 18. Redwood, New York: Cadence Jazz Books. p. 660. ISBN 1-881993-17-5.
  24. ^ MGM Records in the 30000 to 30499 series
  25. ^ Philip Lambert (1 March 2013). Alec Wilder. University of Illinois Press. pp. 2–. ISBN 978-0-252-09484-2.
  26. ^ Columbia Records in the 15000D to 15782D series
  27. ^ US Decca Records in the 28000 to 28499 series
  28. ^ Bluebird Records in the 10500 to 10999 series