On this day in 1917, the Original Dixieland Jazz Band recorded the first jazz record. The album was done for the Victor Talking Machine Company, based in New York. One of the band's most famous—and most covered—songs is "Tiger Rag." Here, check out six cool versions of the popular tune.
Louis played the tune with his touring band in Copenhagen in 1932.
Jeff Beck and Imelda May
The famed guitarist and the Dublin-based rockabilly singer rocked this tribute to Les Paul.
Les Paul and Mary Ford
Speaking of Les Paul, here he is with his partner on The Colgate Comedy Hour.
Vince Gill and Albert Lee
In this appearance on the American Music Shop, the country singer-songwriter breaks it down with Albert Lee, who is known for his impressive fingerstylings.
The Mills Brothers
This famous jazz quartet was inducted into The Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1998. They recorded this version of "Tiger Rag" much earlier.
This all-girl orchestra covered the song in the '20s and '30s.