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The Jazzy Twenties
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produced by David A. Jasen, 1937- (Folkways Records, 1978), 53 mins
The boundaries between jazz and popular music were never as blurry as in the 1920s, when jazz bands played pop songs and dance bands performed jazz tunes. This recording celebrates this mixture and mutual influence—and as the original liner notes exhort, "Climb aboard with a hey nonny-nonny and a hot cha-cha!"
produced by David A. Jasen, 1937- (Folkways Records, 1978), 53 mins
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The Asch Recordings, 1939 to 1947 - Vol. 1: Blues, Gospel, and Jazz
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produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1966), 37 mins

From the Moses Asch archives comes a pair of early blues, gospel and jazz compilations. Lead Belly, celebrated albeit volatile American folk and blues singer / guitarist, graces this first volume with “Defense Blues” and “Keep Your Hands off Her,” but you’ll also find powerful performances in the Josh...

produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1966), 37 mins
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Jazz/Some Cities and Towns
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produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1977), 42 mins
From the "breathy theatricalism" of Chicago theater jazz to the "youthful enthusiasm" of Birmingham and St. Louis's bands, the 1920s and 30s were decades of experiment, change, and stylistic variation in an era when musicians played for their own local audiences. This compilation travels, making all the local sto...
produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1977), 42 mins
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Jazz/Some Beginnings - 1913-1926
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produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1977), 44 mins
This exploration into the beginnings of jazz brings together the sounds of vaudeville banjoes, dance orchestras, novelty songs, blues singers, and the first recording of New York stride piano. Connected by their fascination with syncopation, the artists on this album all contributed to the early development of th...
produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1977), 44 mins
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Late Band Ragtime
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produced by David A. Jasen, 1937- (Folkways Records, 1979), 45 mins
This compilation encompasses a range of interpretations of popular, novelty, and original rags. Late Band Ragtime begins with performances by small Dixieland bands, larger dance orchestras, and the big bands of the swing era and then moves onward to the Dixieland and ragtime revivals of the 1940s and 50s.
produced by David A. Jasen, 1937- (Folkways Records, 1979), 45 mins
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