|Stomp Off Records|
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Stomp Off is an American jazz record company and label founded in 1980 by Bob Erdos in York, Pennsylvania.The label's first release was Feelin' Devilish by Waldo's Gutbucket Serenaders.
It was described in 1986 as concentrating on "jazz in the styles of the 1920s or earlier, as played by contemporary musicians."Up to then, the recordings were released on LP only. The roster soon covered musicians from the US, Europe, and Japan.
Erdos died on March 25, 2017.By that time, the label had released more than 430 albums, 80 of which were available by digital download.
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The music of Louisiana can be divided into three general regions: rural south Louisiana, home to Creole Zydeco and Old French, New Orleans, and north Louisiana. The region in and around Greater New Orleans has a unique musical heritage tied to Dixieland jazz, blues, and Afro-Caribbean rhythms. The music of the northern portion of the state starting at Baton Rouge and reaching Shreveport has similarities to that of the rest of the US South.
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James Brown Humphrey, also known as "Professor Jim" Humphrey was a musician, bandleader, and music instructor in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States and central figure in the formation of jazz as a contemporary musical art form. Humphrey predates the jazz genre as an active performer and is not himself considered a jazz musician. However, his involvement in the formal training of large numbers of musicians along the southern plantation belt of the Mississippi River delta during the immediate years following the reconstruction era resulted in many virtuoso performers who would go on to originate jazz as a distinct musical genre. Consequently, he is regarded by some in the jazz aficionado community to be "the grandfather of jazz".