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Jazz. / Episode four, The true welcome

Author: Ken BurnsKeith DavidGeoffrey C WardLynn NovickOssie DavisAll authors
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video ; Hollywood, Calif. : Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Full screen versionView all editions and formats
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Amid the hard times of the Depression, new dances, the Lindy Hop and Swing, caught on at the dance halls of New York even as the jobless lined the streets and drought ruined Midwest farms. Jazz, during 1929 through 1935, lifted the nation's spirit. Record sales boomed while Armstrong became a major entertainer as singer, trumpeter, band leader, radio and film performer. Ellington's elegance, compositions, brilliant  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Songs and music
Biography
Music
Named Person: Louis Armstrong; Duke Ellington; Fletcher Henderson; Benny Goodman; John Hammond; Billy Rose; Chick Webb; Fats Waller; Art Tatum
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Burns; Keith David; Geoffrey C Ward; Lynn Novick; Ossie Davis; Matt Glaser; Jon Hendricks; Wynton Marsalis; Norma Miller; Arvell Shaw; Albert Murray; Stanley Crouch; Gary Giddins; James Lincoln Collier; Florentine Films.; PBS Home Video.; WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.); British Broadcasting Corporation.; Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 1415702454 9781415702451
OCLC Number: 65196367
Language Note: Closed captioned.
Notes: Originally produced as part of the television mini-series Jazz in 2000.
Includes information on songs featured in the episode, music information cards, record company information, and music and photo credits.
Credits: Cinematography, Buddy Squires, Ken Burns ; editor, Erik Ewers.
Performer(s): Commentary, Ossie Davis, Matt Glaser, Jon Hendricks, Wynton Marsalis, Artie Shaw, Arvell Shaw, Albert Murray, Stanley Crouch, James Maher, Gary Giddins, Frankie Manning, James Lincoln Collier, Norma Miller.
Narrator, Keith David.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (119 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, full screen presentation, Dolby surround stereo.
Other Titles: True welcome
Jazz (Television program)
Responsibility: a Florentine Films production ; produced in cooperation with BBC ; produced in association with WETA-TV, Washington ; a film by Ken Burns ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.

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Amid the hard times of the Depression, new dances, the Lindy Hop and Swing, caught on at the dance halls of New York even as the jobless lined the streets and drought ruined Midwest farms. Jazz, during 1929 through 1935, lifted the nation's spirit. Record sales boomed while Armstrong became a major entertainer as singer, trumpeter, band leader, radio and film performer. Ellington's elegance, compositions, brilliant band films and recordings created a huge following in America and abroad. This segment also visits the careers of Fletcher Henderson, Benny Goodman, Billy Rose, Chick Webb, Fats Waller, Art Tatum and the record producer, John Hammond.

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