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Jazz Decades


Art Hodes' Chicagoans 1945 Bix with Sioux City Six and the Rhythm Jugglers 1924-1925 Black Eagles at Mt. Gretna 1985 Benny Goodman Sextet with Mel, Red, and Slam 1945

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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,” 12/11/1986, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 29, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_E4E535738B3741E0BA1FDEB024794ABA.
MLA: “Jazz Decades.” 12/11/1986. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. September 29, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_E4E535738B3741E0BA1FDEB024794ABA>.
APA: Jazz Decades. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_E4E535738B3741E0BA1FDEB024794ABA
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