Listening to Central Texas Traditional Jazz on the Internet

Once upon a time, listening to a favorite jazz band either meant buying a record or listening to cassette recordings made at concerts. Many local bands never made records, and the concert recordings were often made on small recorders which didn’t have great fidelity, and often picked up crowd noise.

Then we entered into the compact digital disk age. Many of the best CDs are recorded in studios, and local bands may or may not offer them. Portable recording devices are much better these days, and informally-recorded CDs may or may not be floating around. Jazz fans often did not get to listen to recordings of their favorite local bands.

The rise of the Internet has placed huge numbers of traditional jazz recordings within reach of all Internet subscribers. In the December, 2013 Jazz Messenger, we explored many historical jazz recordings available to Internet jazz fans (Red Hot Jazz Archive). Now, we have a generous sampling of Central Texas traditional jazz recordings. Most of these are on YouTube, while an additional two cuts are on another website called Vimeo.

Try these recordings out, especially if you have heard of a local band and would like to try them out before going to a live performance:


Albanie Falletta & Her Fellas:


Django Swing 39

I'll See You In My Dreams

I Can't Give You Anything But Love

Back Home

 
Aunt Ruby's Sweet Jazz Babies


Aunt Ruby's Sweet Jazz Babies playlist channel

 
Austin Traditional Jazz Society Annual Jam 2009


Austin Traditional Jazz Society Annual Jam 2009 Collegiate Shag/Balboa/Charleston
/Lindy Swing dancers

 
Austin Traditional Jazz Society Annual Jam 2012


ATJS 2012 Jam - Si Tu Vois Ma

ATJS 2012 Jam - Dippermouth Blues

ATJS 2012 Jam - Big Butter and Egg Man

 
Chaparral Dixielanders

The Chaparral Dixielanders @ the Carousel Lounge, Austin, TX, Nov. 21, 2008, pt 1.

The Chaparral Dixielanders @ the Carousel Lounge, Austin, TX, Nov. 21, 2008, pt.2.

The Chaparral Dixielanders @ the Carousel Lounge, Austin, TX, Nov. 21, 2008, pt. 3.

Carousel Lounge - August, 2011

Chaparral Dixielanders, 2009

Chaparral Dixielanders, Mardi Gras 2013

Chaparral Dixielanders at Carousel Lounge - Austin, Texas

 
Connie Jones and Tim Laughlin


Connie Jones and Tim Laughlin Playlist

 
East Side Dandies


The East Side Dandies performing at Central Market Westgate on 7/27/2012

The East Side Dandies playing to the tune of "I Found A New Baby" at the East Side Showroom

Just a little taste of the East Side Dandies at
East Side Show Room Austin, Texas

East Side Dandies at Javalina Bar

East Side Dandies - Johnny and Ruth.mov

Eastside Dandies at Zilker Clubhouse in Austin, TX

East Side Dandies – At the Jazz Band Ball

East Side Dandies Social Dance Central Market 03 2011

East Side Dandies - Jam Circle at Central Market

 
Ed Polcer

Ed Polcer Playlist

 
Giant City Jazz

Giant City performing at the Lone Star Championships in Austin, Texas on Friday January 14, 2011

 
Jazz Pharaohs


Jazz Pharaohs Playlist

 
Jim Cullum Jazz Band


Popular Jim Cullum Jazz Band & Bix Beiderbecke videos

 
Jonathan Doyle Quintet


Jonathan Doyle Quintet Playlist

Jon Doyle and Ryan Gould

 
La Grosse Tete


TCMF 2014 - La Grosse Tete - Besame Mucho

La Grosse Tete playing Sent for You Yesterday at ATJS

La Grosse Tete plays King Porter Stomp for ATJS

La Grosse Tete plays Egyptian Ella at ATJS

La Grosse Tete plays Big Butter and Egg Man for ATJS

La Grosse Tete plays Bourbon Street Parade for ATJS

 
Mission City Hot Rhythm Cats


Mission City Hot Rhythm Cats - When You're Smiling Playlist

 
Old Waterloo Jazz Band


Slide Frog Slide (Barry Irwin featured on Trombone)

 
Oxblood Melodians


"Deed I Do" - December 19, 2013 - Austin, Texas

 
Silver Creek Jazz Band


Silver Creek Jazz Band play "Dallas Blues"

Austin Traditional Jazz Society - September 2009 - Silver Creek Jazz Band featuring swing dancers

Silver Creek Jazz Band Plays "At a Georgia Camp Meeting"

 
Swinging Strings


Swinging Strings

ATJS - Swinging Strings - Balboa - Collegiate Shag

 
Thrift Set Orchestra:


Mama's Gone, Goodbye

Snowbound in a Cabin

Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me

Please Come Home

The Mooche (Take 3)

Krazy Kapers (Take 2)

Blue Drag - Engine Room Feb 16, 2013

If I Could Be With You

Sugar

Rockin' in Rhythm - Engine Room Feb 16, 2013

5/7/13 Who's Sorry Now? LIVE radio KOOP 91.7 FM Austin, Texas

In a Jam - Engine Room Feb 16, 2013

Someday Sweetheart


Tommy Griffith and the New Orleans Jazz Band of Austin

Someday Sweetheart

I've Found a New Baby

 

White Ghost Shivers


Top Tracks for White Ghost Shivers

Popular White Ghost Shivers videos playlist