Gli Audio

Livery Stable Blues

Livery Stable Blues Lyrics


Come on and hear, come on and hear,
Way down in Alabam
It was in Birmingham,
There was a lazy colored fellow named Lee.
Instead of working all day
upon the stable brush he'd play.
To the horses he'd sing
and play upon a string
This sad and lonesome melody


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"Livery Stable Blues" is a jazz composition copyrighted by Ray Lopez (né Raymond Edward Lopez; 1889–1979) and Alcide Nunez in 1917. It was recorded by the Original Dixieland Jass Band on February 26, 1917 and, with the A side "Dixieland Jass Band One-Step" or "Dixie Jass Band One-Step" (a tune later better known as "Original Dixieland One-Step"), became widely acknowledged as the first jazz recording commercially released. It was recorded by the Victor Talking Machine Company in New York City at its studio at 46 West 38th Street on the 12th floor – the top floor.

The Original Dixieland Jazz Band was a group of white musicians from New Orleans. They had gained popularity playing at Schiller's Cafe in Chicago and Reisenweber's Restaurant in New York City, and became largely responsible for making the New Orleans style popular on a national level

In a second issue of the sheet music, Marvin Lee added lyrics to the Nunez and Lopez version.

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