From Jazz to Rock'n'Roll

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In Music
  • The First Jazz Recording

    The First Jazz Recording
    The Original Dixieland Jazz Band became the first jazz band to make a recording.
  • Okeh Records releases first blues record

    Okeh Records releases first blues record
    Okeh Records was the first US-based record company. The first blues record released by them was released in August of 1920.
  • Jimmie Rodgers and the Carters record for the first time

    Jimmie Rodgers and the Carters record for the first time
    Considered the "Big Bang" of country music, Jimmie Rodgers and the Carters recorded for the first time in August of 1927.
  • The first electric guitar

    The first electric guitar
    Gage Brewer performed on the first electronically amplified guitar in 1932. (No specific date.)
  • Gene Autry was the first singing cowboy

    Gene Autry was the first singing cowboy
    He showed up in his first film as a singing cowboy in 1934 and showed up in a total of 93 films in his lifetime.
  • Nat King Cole became a "reluctant vocalist"

    Nat King Cole became a "reluctant vocalist"
    Nat King Cole was a talented pianist but during a performance it's rumored that he was pressured into singing by a drunk man watching the show, and his voice was so good that it would overshadow his talent at piano.
  • Jazz gets a history

    Jazz gets a history
    A concert occured where jazz was recognized as its own new kind of music.
  • Thelonious Monk & hats

    Thelonious Monk & hats
    Thelonious Monk was being overshadowed by other artists until he began buying strange/quirky hats. This got him into fame where his talent could be recognized.
  • Frank Sinatra is pop's first star

    Frank Sinatra is pop's first star
    Frank Sinatra opened his third season at Paramount Theatre in New York on Columbus Day and there is an amazing amount of fans excited to see him.
  • The first rock 'n' roll record is released

    The first rock 'n' roll record is released
    Rocket 88 is the first rock 'n' roll record released, by Jackie Brenston.