This recording was made by vocalist in New York City on March 15th 1917. This is among the first songs to boast the word "Jazz" in it's title.
*Arthur Fields was a baritone singer and song writer on vaudeville whose first hit came in 1912 with the song "On The Mississippi" with lyrics by Harry Carroll and Ballard MacDonald for which he wrote the music. He world go one to make recordings with African American bandleader Ford Dabney in 1919; the very first recordings of a white singer backed by a black band.
*The following statement was printed on this records paper jacket: "Do you love a 'Jass' band? Doubtless you would if you knew what one was. You'll know all about it when you have heard this song. 'Jass' bands are all the rage this year in the 'Lobster Palaces' along Broadway."