Original Santa Fe Five


One of the countless photographs of young men playing the new jazz music in the 1920s.I could not find any reference or any recordings made by The Original Santa Fe Five but There were very popular bands with names like Original Dixieland Jazz band, Original Memphis Five,Original Indiana Five,Original New Orleans Jazz Band etc etc there could have been hundreds of such bands across America.
Below are scans of labels from my 78 record collection featuring two bands who performed using the “Original” moniker. Two of the my favorite bands were the Original Memphis five and the Original Indiana Five.Both bands left us with an amazing recorded history and performed some of the finest jazz in the early to mid 1920s.And like the photograph above that has a clear New York photographers imprint at the bottom left.Many of these bands were from New York and had nothing to do with cities like Santa Fe,Memphis or Indiana.




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