Prohibition was the law of the land in 1924, and from gin mills to college campuses, the Hoosier state was caught up in a kind of ‘hot jazz’ hysteria.
After a late night on the job, on the morning of February 18th, the Wolverines loaded up their sporty Packard Phaeton with band instruments hanging off the sides. They made a beeline to the Gennett studio for their first recording session. And at the end of the day, they had their first release; "Fidgety Feet" and on the flip side, "Jazz Me Blues." Three months later, the Wolverines were back in the studio at Gennett recording "Riverboat Shuffle," by their pal Hoagy Carmichael, a piano-playing law student from Indiana U.