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Spring Street Stompers: Classic Jazz in the Ivy Leagues

A music revival swept through Ivy League colleges in the 1950s, and it wasn’t the new rhythms of rock ’n’ roll that turned kids on. It was classic jazz of the 1920s and became the preferred ‘party music’ for many students.

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Davenport Blues: The Bix Beiderbecke Letters

Cornetist Bix Beiderbecke, born in Davenport, Iowa, helped define hot jazz of the 1920s.  Actor Darren Bridgett reads from Bix’s rarely heard personal letters and The Jim Cullum Jazz Band plays hot jazz a la Bix.

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