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Negro music and American. Negro music in America. An exploration of it and its impact on American culture. Here is your host for the survey's Tony look at Bach. The push of the big bands of jazz took music out of honky tonks in back rooms in nightclubs and made Jazz popular where it had never been before in the big ballrooms and on the airwaves where millions began to appreciate it and listen regularly to the broadcasts of their favorites. Hundreds and hundreds of musicians including the New Orleans man the Chicagoans arrangers like Redmond Henderson and Ellington had set standards that affected our popular music and enable jazz to fight off the rooty valets and the guy Lombardo's and their imitators. In this the contributions of the American Negro term musical culture are of the greatest importance. In 1929 a white band
came out of Detroit and became widely popular as a castle Oma band. Their arranger Jean Gifford was no stranger to the blues and gospel music of the negro. In 1930 the average small town white young people who loved jazz heard only the castle and the band as a first big wide band a swing they played swing jazz mixed with engaging sweet music on the air in the bathrooms and on records and were enormously popular on the college circuits. Glenn gray in the castle and the band were one of my great favorites when I was a high school youngster. I hope you enjoy their music as much as I still do. Here now is their theme song just as it poured into my delighted ears when the camel caravan of the air presented in some 30 years ago. Small grains.
You're. There.
From Glen Gray's smoke rings theme we go into a fine arrangement of Giorgio in my mind. Thank. You ed. The bank.
The bank. The bank. The bank. I am. Yes.
One of my favorite gals along the numbers is our next one in which a great term bone is named Marie McGuckin has ventured after his beautiful solo the bend swings solidly in this great old to sleepy diamond gal. Mall.
Next week our program will feature Benny Goodman who originally modeled his band on the gas a llama and who brought the negroes across the ugly line of segregation that had so long separated the two races in jazz time is running short now but here is as much of Glen Gray's beautiful arrangement of time on my hands as we can give you.
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Negro music in America
Episode Number
Producing Organization
WSIU 8 (Television station : Carbondale, Ill.)
Contributing Organization
University of Maryland (College Park, Maryland)
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Episode Description
This program, the thirty seventh of thirty nine parts, presents various examples of African-American folk and jazz music.
Other Description
This series focuses on music created and performed by African-Americans, including folk, and jazz styles. This series is hosted by Anton Luckenbach of Carbondale, Illinois, who also gathered interviews in New Orleans for this series.
Broadcast Date
Race and Ethnicity
Media type
Host: Luckenbach, Anton
Producing Organization: WSIU 8 (Television station : Carbondale, Ill.)
AAPB Contributor Holdings
University of Maryland
Identifier: 67-1-37 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
Duration: 00:14:33
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