by Eric Berman
Song Of The Day – “Fidgety Feet” c/w “Jazz Me Blues” by The Wolverine Orchestra
Recorded in February of 1924, here is the recording debut of trumpet great Bix Beiderbecke. This is the A and B side of their first recording on the Gennett record label. Both songs were originally part of the repertoire of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band. Bix studied music in Lake Forest, Illinois, not far from where I live, picking up gigs in Chicago. Close your eyes while listening to these tracks and you will be transported to a different era of flappers, illegal alcohol and a general high time had by all.