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Ebony Love Songs: Black Songwriters Celebrate Valentine's Day

The 1920s saw an avalanche of songs about romantic love by black composers and lyricists. This week, The Jim Cullum Jazz Band and their guests perform love songs from the pantheon of early 20th century black songwriters, including Eubie Blake, Waller & Razaf and Duke Ellington.

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Heroes of Swing: The Second Generation

Where early jazz lacked the spit and polish of technical proficiency, jazz soloists of the Swing Era declared this territory their battleground. These 'Heroes of Swing' won their medals with precise intonation and the ability to play fast, clean runs, with absolute accuracy.

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