WGBH Openvault

Jazz Decades


Turk Murphy in New Orleans 1955 Albert Ammons "Blues on My Mind" 1944 McKinney's Cotton Pickers in Camden "Beedle Um Bum..." 1929 Charlie Spivak plays Porgy and Bess 1944

License Clip

More material may be available from this program at the WGBH Archives. If you are a researcher interested in accessing the collection at WGBH, please email archive_requests@wgbh.org.

This program has not been digitized yet or cannot be made available on Open Vault.

Jazz Decades
Program Number


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

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type


Recorded Music
Schwartz, Steve (Series Producer)
Smith, Ray (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Jazz Decades,” 10/01/1986, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 21, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_B31A070838FE46A2B3ED9049A4A8A0FD.
MLA: “Jazz Decades.” 10/01/1986. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. September 21, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_B31A070838FE46A2B3ED9049A4A8A0FD>.
APA: Jazz Decades. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_B31A070838FE46A2B3ED9049A4A8A0FD
If you have more information about this item, we want to know! Please contact us, including the URL.