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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

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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,” 10/01/1986, GBH Archives, accessed November 28, 2022,
MLA: “Jazz Decades.” 10/01/1986. GBH Archives. Web. November 28, 2022. <>.
APA: Jazz Decades. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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