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Jazz Decades


Louis Armstrong recorded from 1923 - 1968; A Casual Musical Sketch, Louis plays and sings with Bing Crosby, The Mills Brothers, Bessie Smmith, Eddie Condon, King Oliver, Duke Ellington and others.

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Jazz Decades
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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,” 06/03/1987, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 28, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_D0F1BF1ACD4046A99E165D63675C9F1B.
MLA: “Jazz Decades.” 06/03/1987. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 28, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_D0F1BF1ACD4046A99E165D63675C9F1B>.
APA: Jazz Decades. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_D0F1BF1ACD4046A99E165D63675C9F1B
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