Anyone from New Orleans, Louisiana like I am should be quite familiar with the fabulous sounds of Jazz music and famous musicians such as Louis Armstrong. In fact the airport in New Orleans was renamed Louis Armstrong International Airport in honor of his centennial birth on July 12, 2001.

Jazz music originated in the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the southern part of the states. The word “Jazz” actually started as a West Coast slang term and it was first used when speaking of the music in Chicago in around 1915, but Dixieland Jazz was considered New Orleans style dating back from the early 1910’s which spread north from New Orleans to Chicago, New York, Kansas City to across the Midwest to California,

This DVD America’s Music Legacy – Dixieland Jazz brings us the music legends performing the songs that continue to attract and entice the whole world because they truly are the best of all that is America. It was recorded between 1983 and 1985 and was produced by 20th Century Home Entertainment.

Al Hirt hosts this collection as he introduces us to some fine music by Louis Armstrong in a film clip, Woody Herman, Irma Thomas, Delia Reese, Teddy Buckner, New Orleans All-Star Jazz Band and a whole lot more including Scatman Crothers.

And of course one of my favorites, especially since I am obviously a NFL New Orleans Saints team fan, When The Saints Go Marching In! done in a duet by Al Hirt and Woody Herman on this DVD, always chokes me up because of my love and pride for the city of New Orleans.

So I honestly think if you are a Jazz fan you would certainly enjoy this DVD, America’s Music Legacy – Dixieland Jazz. To get your own copy just click on the Amazon link above and enjoy.

Jan Barrett

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