The Golden Age of Jazz: The Early History of Bix Beiderbecke
Episode date - May 21, 2010
It may seem politically incorrect, or even racist, to portray the history of early jazz in black and white terms, but the truth is that is how the history unfolded.
Segregation and Jim Crow saw to that, so any OTHER presentation would be fantasy, or revisionism. That is why this series – The Golden Age of Jazz – is dedicated to the white musicians who were responsible for some of the greatest innovations in jazz history, and who helped develop the genre into something that eventually unified the races.
This show is dedicated to the early history of Bix Beiderbecke, a young Midwestern white boy who felt the calling, and dedicated his life to music.
Copenhagen – The Wolverines
Whispering – Paul Whiteman
Tiger Rag – New Orleans Rhythm Kings
Bugle Call Blues – New Orleans Rhythm Kings
Fidgety Feet – Original Dixieland Jazz Band
Fidgety Feet – The Wolverines
Jazz Me Blues – The Wolverines
Riverboat Shuffle – The Wolverines
Tiger Rag – The Wolverines
Tia Juana – The Wolverines