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Jazz Decades


Ruby Braff and Roy Eldridge 1958 Jess Stacy's All Stars: Butterfield, Fazola and Miller 1939 Johnny Dodds' Black Bottom Stompers ("Louis under wraps...) 1927

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Jazz Decades
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Series Description

Ray Smith's weekly traditional/historical jazz program appeals to the devotee as well as the neophyte. The hour features traditional jazz, Big Band and swing from the entire 20th century and before, including recordings from as early as 1890. Series release date: 1972

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Broadcast program

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Recorded Music
Smith, Ray (Series Producer)
Schwartz, Steve (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Jazz Decades,” 08/19/1994, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 22, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_20CC8DA44C774C668EAF7D0E0223BA91.
MLA: “Jazz Decades.” 08/19/1994. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. September 22, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_20CC8DA44C774C668EAF7D0E0223BA91>.
APA: Jazz Decades. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_20CC8DA44C774C668EAF7D0E0223BA91
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