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Spasm Band
A spasm band is a musical group that plays a variety of Dixieland, trad jazz, jug band, or skiffle music. The first spasm bands were formed on the streets of New Orleans in the late nineteenth century.[1] The term "spasm" applied to any band (often made up of children) who made musical instruments out of found objects not usually employed for such. The earliest band to play under the name "spasm band" in New Orleans was formed in 1895, known informally as "Stale Bread's Spasm Band" and billed as the "Razzy Dazzy Spasm Band" at semi-professional engagements, such as outside the West End Opera House.[2] They played, amongst other things, a length of gas pipe, a kettle and a fiddle made from a cigar box. The spasm band style was one ingredient in the development of instrumental New Orleans jazz
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Anthony Joseph
Anthony Joseph
Anthony Joseph
is a British/Trinidadian poet, novelist, musician and academic.Contents1 Biography 2 Bibliography 3 Discography 4 References 5 External linksBiography[edit] Anthony Joseph
Anthony Joseph
at Rudolstadt-Festival
Rudolstadt-Festival
2017Joseph was born in Trinidad
Trinidad
and raised by his grandparents. He began writing as a young child and cites his main influences as calypso, surrealism, jazz, the spiritual Baptist
Baptist
church that his grandparents attended, and the rhythms of Caribbean
Caribbean
speech
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Dixieland
Dixieland, sometimes referred to as hot jazz or traditional jazz, is a style of jazz based on the music that developed in New Orleans
New Orleans
at the start of the 20th century. One of the first uses of the term "Dixieland" with reference to music was in the name of the Original Dixieland Jass Band
Original Dixieland Jass Band
(which shortly thereafter changed the spelling of its name to "Original Dixieland Jazz
Jazz
Band"). Their 1917 recordings fostered popular awareness of this new style of music. At that time, there was no issue of subgenres of jazz, so "Dixieland" referred to the band and not the music
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Trad Jazz
Trad jazz, short for "traditional jazz", is the Dixieland
Dixieland
and ragtime jazz styles of the early 20th century,[1] which typically used a front line of trumpet, clarinet and trombone in contrast to more modern styles which usually include saxophones, and the revival of these styles in mid 20th-century Britain before the emergence of beat music.Contents1 Beginnings of revival 2 Britain 3 Later revivals 4 ReferencesBeginnings of revival[edit] A Dixieland
Dixieland
revival began in the United States on the West Coast in the late 1930s as a backlash to the Chicago style, which was close to swing. Lu Watters and the Yerba Buena Jazz
Jazz
Band, and trombonist Turk Murphy, adopted the repertoire of Joe "King" Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong
and W. C. Handy: bands included banjo and tuba in the rhythm sections
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Jug Band
A jug band is a band employing a jug player and a mix of conventional and homemade instruments. These homemade instruments are ordinary objects adapted to or modified for making sound, like the washtub bass, washboard, spoons, bones, stovepipe, and comb and tissue paper (kazoo). The term jug band is loosely used in referring to ensembles that also incorporate homemade instruments but that are more accurately called skiffle bands, spasm bands, or juke (or jook) bands (see juke joint) because they do not include a jug player.[citation needed]Contents1 History 2 Original jug bands 3 Jug band
Jug band
revival3.1 Jug band
Jug band
festivals and competitions4 Contemporary jug bands 5 Footnotes 6 References 7 External links7.1 Organizations 7.2 MediaHistory[edit]This section does not cite any sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed
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Skiffle
Skiffle
Skiffle
is a music genre with jazz, blues, folk and American folk influences, usually using a combination of manufactured and homemade or improvised instruments
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Cigar Box Guitar
The cigar box guitar is a primitive chordophone that uses an empty cigar box as a resonator. The earliest had one or two strings; modern models typically have three or more. Generally, the strings are connected to the end of a broomstick or a 1 x 3 inch wood slate and to the cigar box resonator.Contents1 History 2 Modern revival 3 Tuning 4 Notable performers 5 Notable commercial manufacturers and amateur luthiers 6 See also 7 References 8 External linksHistory[edit] Cigars were packed in boxes, crates, and barrels as early as 1800, but the small boxes that we are familiar with today did not exist prior to around 1840.[1] Until then, cigars were shipped in larger crates containing 100 or more per case
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Original Dixieland Jass Band
The Original Dixieland
Dixieland
Jass Band (ODJB) was a Dixieland
Dixieland
jazz band that made the first jazz recordings in early 1917.[1] Their "Livery Stable Blues" became the first jazz record ever issued.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8] The group composed and made the first recordings of many jazz standards, the most famous being "Tiger Rag". In late 1917 the spelling of the band's name was changed to Original Dixieland
Dixieland
Jazz Band. The band consisted of five musicians who had played in the Papa Jack Laine bands, a racially integrated group of musicians who played for parades, dances, and advertising in New Orleans. ODJB billed itself as the "Creators of Jazz"
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Alcide Nunez
Alcide Patrick Nunez (March 17, 1884 – September 2, 1934), also known as Yellow Nunez and Al Nunez, was an early American jazz clarinetist. He was also one of the first musicians of New Orleans
New Orleans
who made numerous audio recordings and he was announced by Pee Wee Russell as the greatest jazz clarinetist in the world.Contents1 Biography 2 Personal life 3 Legacy 4 References 5 External linksBiography[edit] Alcide Patrick Nunez was born in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana. His parents were Victor Nunez and Elisa Nunez Chalaire and were of Isleño and French Creole (white Creole) descent respectively. The family moved to New Orleans
New Orleans
when he was a child. He grew up amid the Marigny and Bywater districts of New Orleans. For a time, Nunez lived at 1340 Arts Street, in the St. Roch neighborhood of New Orleans. He initially played guitar, then switched to clarinet about 1902
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Barnstormers Spasm Band
The Barnstormers Spasm Band, also known as the Original Barnstormers Spasm Band, were a jazz band active from 1956 to 1961. The band was almost unique in remaining a semi-professional group for the entire duration of their existence.Contents1 History 2 Discography 3 Personnel 4 Notes 5 SourcesHistory[edit] The friends John Gunn and James Robinson created the band in 1956 when they met in a hospital, then later they recruited John and Peter Wadley. In mid 1957 were joined by Brian Rust, a respected jazz journalist, writer and erstwhile washboard player.[nb 1] In late 1957 the banjoist John Denning completed their line-up. They applied and subsequently auditioned for Hughie Green's 'Opportunity Knocks' and were turned down. This spurred them on to produce a demonstration disc (at Oriole Records) which they sent to Rex Harris at the BBC who played it on his show
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Noise Music
Noise
Noise
music is a category of music that is characterised by the expressive use of noise within a musical context. This type of music tends to challenge the distinction that is made in conventional musical practices between musical and non-musical sound.[1] Noise music includes a wide range of musical styles and sound-based creative practices that feature noise as a primary aspect. Some of the music can feature acoustically or electronically generated noise, and both traditional and unconventional musical instruments. It may incorporate live machine sounds, non-musical vocal techniques, physically manipulated audio media, processed sound recordings, field recording, computer-generated noise, stochastic process, and other randomly produced electronic signals such as distortion, feedback, static, hiss and hum. There may also be emphasis on high volume levels and lengthy, continuous pieces
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992
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Razzy Dazzy Spasm Band (jazz)
The Razzy Dazzy Spasm Band was an early New Orleans band regarded by some as the first jazz band. The band was a group of young street urchins led by Emile "Stalebread Charlie" Lacoume. Other members of the group were Harry Gregson, Emile "Whiskey" Benrod, Willie "Cajun" Bussey, Frank "Monk" Bussey and a boy known only as "Warm Gravy." They also had another member who was known as "Chinee" and a singer known as "Family Haircut." This band performed in the streets of Storyville in the 1890s and early 1900s
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The Original Rabbit Foot Spasm Band
The Original Rabbit Foot Spasm Band is a seven-piece blues rhythm and blues band based in Oxford, England. The band play original material influenced by 1920s and 1930s jazz and 1940s jump blues
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The Nihilist Spasm Band
The Nihilist Spasm Band (NSB) is a Canadian noise band formed in 1965[1] in London, Ontario. The band was founded by Hugh McIntyre, John Clement, John Boyle, Bill Exley, Murray Favro, Archie Leitch, Art Pratten, and Greg Curnoe. Leitch has since retired, Curnoe was killed in a bicycle accident in 1992, and McIntyre died of heart failure in 2004. The band members are mostly local artists. They were one of the artists named on the Nurse with Wound list[2] The term "spasm band" refers to a band that uses homemade instruments.[3] Indeed, most of the NSB's instruments are modifications of other instruments, or wholly invented by the members. In addition to the homemade instruments, members are encouraged to improvise
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The Spasm Band
Anthony Joseph & The Spasm Band were a band led by Trinidadian poet, novelist and lecturer Anthony Joseph. The band was formed in London in 2005 as an offshoot of his then novel-in-progress The African Origins of UFOs. The band's musical influences include Free Jazz, Afro-Caribbean funk, spoken word, soca, rapso, Calypso, Rock and the hypnotic Spiritual Baptist rhythms that were prominent in Joseph's childhood in Trinidad. In December 2005, as a quartet, they recorded their first album 'The Spasm Band' in London. The album was self produced and received only limited exposure
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