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[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.



   - http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405297020474090457719
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   An alternate account, with pictures, can be found at
   http://www.jazzwax.com/2012/02/jazzs-first-record-turns-95.html