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Jazz Decades


Air master Trombone Joys and Sackbut Sorrows: kid Ory; Vic Dickenson; Tommy Dorsey; Jack Teagarden; Lawrence Brown; Lou McGarity; Billy Rausch; Neil Reid; Bobby Byrne; Al Leopold; 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
Smith, Ray (Series Producer)
Schwartz, Steve (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Jazz Decades,” 06/22/1998, GBH Archives, accessed March 5, 2024,
MLA: “Jazz Decades.” 06/22/1998. GBH Archives. Web. March 5, 2024. <>.
APA: Jazz Decades. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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