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Red Peppers & Hot Wax: The Evolution of Studio Bands

The Jim Cullum Jazz Band performs music of the hot bands that first stepped up to the studio microphones and recorded in the 1920s—Jelly Roll Morton's Hot Peppers, Louis Armstrong's Hot Five and Bix & His Gang.

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From Lenox Avenue to Broadway: How the Music of Harlem Influenced Broadway

From the early New York black shows to the landmark 1921 Eubie Blake/Noble Sissle production Shuffle Along, we trace the enormously important influence of Black Theater upon jazz and American musical culture—with special guests Dick Hyman and Vernel Bagneris.

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