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Jazz. / [Episode 5], Swing, pure pleasure

Author: Ken BurnsGlenn Miller Orchestra.Florentine Films.WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)PBS Video.All authors
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Video, [2005, 2000].
Edition/Format:   Video   Computer File   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Fifth of 10 episodes tracing the history of Jazz from its roots in the African-American community of New Orleans, this video is set in the mid 1930's. The Great Depression stubbornly refuses to lift and jazz comes as close as ever to being America's most popular music. Its new name is Swing, and Benny Goodman finds himself with a host of rivals, including Tommy Dorsey and Glen Miller. Billy Holiday emerges to begin  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Songs and music
Named Person: Duke Ellington; Louis Armstrong; Artie Shaw; Tommy Dorsey; Billie Holiday; Jimmie Lunceford; Glen Miller
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Burns; Glenn Miller Orchestra.; Florentine Films.; WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.); PBS Video.; VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia.
OCLC Number: 123416467
Notes: Originally broadcast in 2000.
Performer(s): Narrated by Keith David.
Description: 1 streaming video file (90 min.) : digital, MP4 file, sd., col.
Details: Mode of access: Internet; Online video system requirements: QuickTime 7 player (or equivalent)
Other Titles: Swing, pure pleasure
Jazz (Television program)
Responsibility: A production of Florentine Films and WETA, Washington D.C. in association with BBC ; a film by Ken Burns ; directed by Ken Burns; written by Geoffrey C. Ward; produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.

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Fifth of 10 episodes tracing the history of Jazz from its roots in the African-American community of New Orleans, this video is set in the mid 1930's. The Great Depression stubbornly refuses to lift and jazz comes as close as ever to being America's most popular music. Its new name is Swing, and Benny Goodman finds himself with a host of rivals, including Tommy Dorsey and Glen Miller. Billy Holiday emerges to begin her career as the greatest of all female jazz singers.

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