Tin Roof Blues Research Paper

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The Roaring Twenties was a time for people to make their dreams come true and for people to try new things. This included three childhood best friends, Paul Mares, George Brunis, and Leon Roppolo, who created one of the most influential jazz bands of the early to mid 1920s (Yanow). It all started with them in a jazz venue located in the basement of Friar’s Inn in Chicago that what was popular for gangsters, businessmen, and just regular people who loved jazz. ( "Tin Roof Blues: The Story of the New Orleans Rhythm King 's"). Over time their group slowly grew into a larger orchestra. Their popularity grew from there and even received offers from New York to create a record deal and “make it big” ( "Tin Roof Blues: The Story of the New Orleans Rhythm King 's"). Though they did not go to New York. Instead they went to the Gennett Record Company in Richmond, Indiana in 1923, one year after they created their band ("Tin Roof Blues: The Story of the New Orleans Rhythm King 's"). They continued to create many popular songs in their time that have been covered and recorded by many other different bands over the years. One of their most famous songs is “Tin Roof Blues” ("New Orleans Rhythm Kings a.k.a The Friar 's Society Orchestra ").…show more content…
The New Orleans Rhythm Kings changed and influenced many people’s lives in the 1920s. They even helped make the Roaring Twenties actually “roar.” Their band helped create the essential cornerstone of the classic Chicago style of jazz ("Tin Roof Blues: The Story of the New Orleans Rhythm King 's"). Not only did they make a difference in music, but in society as a whole. They did when they put out the first “racially mixed” jazz record in 1923 with Jelly Roll Morton, an African American jazz composer and pianist ("Tin Roof Blues: The Story of the New Orleans Rhythm King 's", "Composer Jelly Roll Morton, ragtime to early jazz"). The New Orleans Rhythm Kings music has impacted everyone 's lives for the better for their music is still

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