Tiger Rag was originally recorded by the Original Dixieland Jazz Band in 1918. The song is listed as written by "La Rocca / Edwards / Ragas / S Barbaro / Shields / Da Costa" in the notes for the album "The Art of Tatum (1932-1944), which contains Art Tatum's recording of Tiger Rag made in 1932.
Tiger Rag -- "The Song That Shakes the Southland" -- is the Clemson University's familiar fight song performed at all Tiger sporting events, pep rallies and parades. It was first performed at Clemson University in 1942 by Clemson cadet and band member Robert Dean Ross (Class of 1948). Unknowingly, he had no idea that the popular Dixieland tune would also someday become the anthem for Clemson Tiger fans everywhere. The Clemson spell-out was in place by the mid-1970s, and the "whoo hoo" did not come until around 1992.
Tiger Rag was recently used in a famous ad - the "Banned Xbox 360 Ad: Best Ad Ever!", advertising an Xbox 360 console from Microsoft
The song was added to the Library of Congress's National Recording Registry in 2002.