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What does NORK stand for?

NORK stands for New Orleans Rhythm Kings (aka Friar's Society Orchestra)


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Until that time, only white bands had been available on disc, notably the Original Dixieland Jazz Band on the Gennett label in 1917 and the New Orleans Rhythm Kings in 1922.
Although the desire for evenhanded coverage is manifest - from the New Orleans Rhythm Kings to Ornette Coleman's Prime Time - it simply is not possible to include examples of all devices, concepts, and styles in this amount of time; thus, there are only two cuts from the last twenty-five years.
; * Francs Amis Hall on North Robertson, the Creole dance hall where local bands entertained; * Odd Fellows and Masonic Dance Hall/Eagle Saloon where Buddy Bolden played; the first floor was apparently the Eagle Saloon; * The Red Onion, named in Clarence Williams' 1923 "Red Onion Blues " and across the street from the Illinois Central Station, gateway for the northern exodus; * The Iroquois Theater, the local black vaudeville center, where Jelly Roll Morton likely played; * Frank Early's Saloon on Bienville Avenue, which employed early jazz piano players such as Tony Jackson; * The Tango Belt along North Rampart Street, where Tom Brown, the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, and the New Orleans Rhythm Kings all played before heading north.