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Jazz Decades


The Songs of Peter Derose and Harry Ruby as recorded by Bessie Smith and Ethel Waters,Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey, Whiteman and Goodman, Jimmie Noone and Louis Armstrong

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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
Schwartz, Steve (Series Producer)
Smith, Ray (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Jazz Decades,” 02/21/1988, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed June 18, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_404F3272C60249B3911B9F7A5C7EAAC0.
MLA: “Jazz Decades.” 02/21/1988. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. June 18, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_404F3272C60249B3911B9F7A5C7EAAC0>.
APA: Jazz Decades. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_404F3272C60249B3911B9F7A5C7EAAC0
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