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THE 1910'S
1910-1919
The 1910s was a progressive decade in society and pop music. A decade of pain and tragedy. A decade of success. That ended with World War I and the start of the Jazz Age. But in the start of the decade, It was "light" and "hearty".
Simplicity was the sound of pop music at the start of the decade. Songs for the light hearted. Songs of "spoon", "moon" and "June" such as "By The Light Of The Silvery Moon" by Ada Jones along with upbeat fun tunes like "Casey Jones" by American Quartet.
Tragedy: On April 14th 1912, the British ship Titanic struck and iceberg south of Newfoundland taking 1,514 passengers to her fate. There were only 710 survivors out of 2,224 passengers. Meanwhile here in America, another kind of water vessel was gaining allot of popularity. The great river boats on the Mississippi that came out of New Orleans spawning thousands of songs about "Good ol' Dixie". Ragtime had been around for over ten years by this time, white American acceptance of the black music genre finally hit mainstream. By 1915, All Rags from this period were performed by white musicians, much like its successor, Jazz.
In 1915, while playing a successful engagement in New York City, the Original Creole Orchestra was given an opportunity to record a record for the Victor Talking Machine Company. This would probably have been the first jazz recording. An often repeated story says that Freddie Keppard rejected the offer because he thought everyone else could "steal his stuff." Instead, Victor turned to a Chicago base "white" Jazz band known as Original Dixieland Jazz Band who's first record was a huge success (Livery Stable Blues b/w Dixieland Jazz Band-One Step) in 1917.
Then WWI came and our fighting men became the focus of American pop music. Anthems like "Over There" by Billy Murray and "Till We Meet Again" by Charles Hart & Louis James were born in the period. A war that began on July 28, 1914 and lasted until November 11, 1918. When our troops returned, they came home to a new mood. A time to celebrate in the bowery, do some drinking with the new sound of  of Jazz. But in 1919 the drinking was going to have to cease and desist. Prohibition was put into effect on January 17, 1920. The party was over... or was it...?

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