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F. Scott Fitzgerald named it, Louis Armstrong launched it, Paul Whiteman and Fletcher Henderson orchestrated it, and now Arnold Shaw chronicles this fabulous era in his marvelously engrossing book, appropriately called The Jazz Age. Enriching his account with lively anecdotes and insidestories, he describes the astonishing outpouring of significant musical innovations that emerged during the "Roaring Twenties"--including blues, jazz, band music, torch ballads, operettas, and musicals--and sets them against the background of the Prohibition world of the Flapper and the Gangster. The Jazz Age offers an insider's view into the significant developments and personalities of the jazz age, including the maturation and Americanization of the Broadway musical theater, the explosion of the arts celebrated in the Harlem Renaissance, the rise of the Classic Blues Singers, andthe evolution of ragtime into stride piano...

Excerpts

"Vincent Youmans wrote the music for those twilights just after the war," exulted Zelda Fitzgerald.
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5 editions First published in 1987

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Cover of: The Jazz Age
The Jazz Age
2007, Oxford University Press
eBook in English
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The Jazz Age: Popular Music in the 1920s
November 30, 1989, Oxford University Press, USA
in English
Cover of: The jazz age
The jazz age: popular music in the 1920's
1987, Oxford University Press
in English
Cover of: The Jazz Age
The Jazz Age: Popular Music in the 1920s
September 17, 1987, Oxford University Press, USA
in English
Cover of: The jazz age
The jazz age: popular music in the 1920's
Publish date unknown, Oxford University Press

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