|提及的人：||Louis Armstrong; Duke Ellington; Benny Goodman; Fletcher Henderson; Chick Webb; John Hammond; Billy Rose; Fats Waller; Art Tatum; Louis Armstrong; Duke Ellington; Benny Goodman; John Hammond; Fletcher Henderson; Billy Rose; Art Tatum; Fats Waller; Chick Webb|
Ken Burns; Geoffrey C Ward; Keith David
|注意：||Production of Florentine Films and WETA, Washington D.C. in association with BBC.|
|制作人员：||Author: Geoffrey C. Ward.|
|演员：||Commentary: Wynton Marsalis, Artie Shaw, Joya Sherrill, Albert Murray, Margo Jefferson, James Maher, Gary Giddins, James Lincoln Collier, Milt Hinton, John Sanders, Dave Brubeck, Harry Edison, Jimmy Rowles, Lionel Hampton, Helen Oakley Dance, Stan Levy.
Narrator: Keith David.
|描述：||1 videocassette (120 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.|
|责任：||Ken Burns, director.|
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.