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52nd Street, NYC: Big City Jazz in the 30s

There’s Bourbon Street in New Orleans and Rush Street in Chicago, but there was nothing quite like 52nd Street in New York City in the 1930s and 40s. This week, we conjure up the glamor and glorious music of Swing Street, the Street of Jazz.

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Hot Bands of the 1920s

Hot jazz exploded onto the pop music scene in the 1920s. Bix Beiderbecke blew cornet solos with Paul Whiteman’s celebrated orchestra, and Joe Venuti played hot jazz violin in Jean Goldkette’s popular dance band.

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