Bix Beiderbecke

The Golden Age of Jazz: The Early History of Bix Beiderbecke

Episode 1

Episode date - May 21, 2010

How Music Changed

    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.

    Songs include;

    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

    Channel 14 - The Golden Age of Jazz