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The Sputnik Guide to Jazz (1920-1929)

Over the next several weeks, I'll be posting lists of essential jazz tracks for those looking to get into the genre (and its many varieties). Lists will be organized chronologically by decade. This week, we begin in the 1920s. I've also created a Spotify playlist, which I'll link to below.
1King Oliver
Just Gone / Canal Street Blues

"Canal Street Blues" (1923)

2Bessie Smith
The Chronogical Classics: 1923

"'Tain't Nobody's Biz-Ness If I Do" (1923)

Piano Blues, Vaudeville Blues
3Bix Beiderbecke
Complete Edition - Volume 2 : 1927

"Singin' the Blues" (1927)

4Jelly Roll Morton
Doctor Jazz–Stomp / Memphis Shake

"Doctor Jazz Stomp" (1927)

Big Band, Dixieland
5Duke Ellington
The Mooche / Hot and Bothered

"The Mooche - 1928 Okeh Version" (1928)

Big Band, Swing
6Louis Armstrong
The Complete Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings

"West End Blues" (1928)

7Fats Waller
Ultimate Collection

"Handful of Keys" (1929)

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