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Jazz Decades


King Oliver in New York "Too Late" 1929 Southern Jazz Group, Adelaide 1949 Jack Teagarden's Swing Band 1940 Echoes of Storyville with Butch Thompson and Charlie DeVore 1985

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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,” 06/05/1986, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed June 20, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_6B43DC9B835E4F26B5B26D886F4A0999.
MLA: “Jazz Decades.” 06/05/1986. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. June 20, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_6B43DC9B835E4F26B5B26D886F4A0999>.
APA: Jazz Decades. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_6B43DC9B835E4F26B5B26D886F4A0999
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