Come to find, the address of the first article became truncated.
I substitute the whole thing below. Apologies.
[Recorded Feb. 26, 1917 and] released weeks later, the 78-rpm record became
an overnight sensation — and a fitting start to jazz's future. On one side
was a blues and on the other a dance number — two forms that jazz would
rely on for decades to come.
- An alternate account, with pictures, can be found at