Red Hot Jazz Archive was a pioneering website during the “Information wants to be Free” era of the 1990s. In that spirit we are recovering the lost data from the now defunct site and sharing it with you. Most of the music in the archive is in the form of MP3s hosted on or the French servers of where this music is all in the public domain. Files unavailable from those sources we host ourselves. They were made from original 78 RPM records in the hands of private collectors in the 1990s who contributed to the original They were hosted as .ra files originally and we have converted them into the more modern MP3 format. They are of inferior quality to what is available commercially and are intended for reference purposes only. In some cases a Real Audio (.ra) file from will download. Don’t be scared! Those files will play in many music programs, but not Windows Media Player.
Brox Sisters

The Brox Sisters

The Brox Sisters were a close harmony vocal group of three sisters. They where born in Kentucky and Tennesse but grew up in Edmonton, Alberta,

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King of Jazz (1930)

This page by Dennis Pereyra: On October 23, 1928, a deal was made with Carl Laemmle and Nat Goldstone of Universal Studios for Paul Whiteman to

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A Rhapsody in Blah: Notes Concerning the Extraordinary Restoration of The King of Jazz

Jazz Films

There were a handful of short Jazz films made in the late 1920s and early 1930s. These films were usually one or two reelers, and

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St Louis Cotton Club Band 1925

Red Hot Bands

Most of the links in this table will take you to biographies and discographies for these groups on the copy of the former

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jazz reference books

Jazz Essays

The essays on this page are hosted on the Wayback Machine. Without express permission from the authors we are hesitant to migrate them in

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Kid Ory First Band

About the Archive

Look here to see the latest entries. was a crown jewel of the early internet. Starting in the mid ’90s it made the offline

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Syncopated Times Radio

New Trad Jazz & Swing releases, interviews, live concerts, and a full roster of radio hosts.


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