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Jazz Decades


Music of Irving BerlinB. May 11, 1988 as performed and recorded by Mildred Bailey & Billie Holiday, Shaw and Goodman, Whiteman and Armstrong, Django Reinhardt, Eddie Condon, Casa Loma & the Bobcats and others from 1911 to 1981

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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
Smith, Ray (Series Producer)
Schwartz, Steve (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Jazz Decades,” 04/21/1988, GBH Archives, accessed May 26, 2024,
MLA: “Jazz Decades.” 04/21/1988. GBH Archives. Web. May 26, 2024. <>.
APA: Jazz Decades. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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