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Jazz Decades


Air master Albert Ammons' Rhythm Kings 1936; Benny Goodman on V Disc 1943; Jimmy Rushing "Good Rockin' Tonite" 1958; Night Blooming Jazzmen of California 1997

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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,” 05/29/1998, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_E05434C81EFD4FAB9D8B5A5FF3E57FBC.
MLA: “Jazz Decades.” 05/29/1998. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 11, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_E05434C81EFD4FAB9D8B5A5FF3E57FBC>.
APA: Jazz Decades. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_E05434C81EFD4FAB9D8B5A5FF3E57FBC
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