A relatively new musical genre for British musicians in the 1930s, jazz first became familiar to the British public after the first World War through recordings and visits by American Jazz artists such as the Original Dixieland Jazz Band in 1919. However, British groups (such as those of Nat Gonella and Spike Hughes) did not perform live until the early 1930s, and the concept of a 'jazz culture' at that time was mainly confined to London.
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Georgia on My Mind performed by Nat Gonella and his Georgians
Sweet Sue, Just You performed by Spike Hughes and his All American Orchestra