Listen to “Livery Stable Blues.” How should a group like the Original Dixieland Jazz Band be remembered as part of jazz history? In what ways would you frame the band and their first recording in relation to the racial dynamics of the tradition? Listen to Louis Armstrong’s “Potato Head Blues” and create a “map” of
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