Land of Cotton Blues / That’s No Bargain

The Vitality Five presents a new series of monthly releases which harks back to the custom of releasing music on double-sided 78rpm shellac records.  The band now presents a series of “e-78”s every month, of two tracks each.  This month’s release is now available from:


This month’s e78 features two interesting tunes – “Land of Cotton Blues” which in its original version features the first recorded jazz drum solo, and “That’s no Bargain,” an innovative tune by Red Nicholls with a unique combination of sections and feels reflecting the modernist strain of late 1920s jazz.