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Music and dance in 1930s Britain

There had been mass unemployment in the 1920s in Britain with most of the decade it hovered between 10% and 12% unemployed.  However that was nothing to the early 1930s when the economy was struck by depression. 1,005 more words

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Bing Crosby goes to prison, takes a wife and moves on!

Last week we left Bing developing a following from the younger members of the audience – so much so that he was assigned a key solo spot in a major production number.  364 more words

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From Black Nationalism to Black Intergalacticism

The visionary free jazz musician and Afro-Futurist Sun Ra was a visiting artist and professor at the University of California-Berkeley in 1971. Here is fascinating audio from a lecture he gave in his Spring course, “The Black Man in the Cosmos.” 216 more words

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A man with potential appears on the scene.

Harry Lillis Crosby – better known as Bing Crosby – was an American singer, actor, and song writer that achieved great popularity in radio, recordings, and motion pictures. 416 more words

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Music from other performers who's songs will take them into the nineteen thirties.

Albert Alick Bowlly was born to Greek and Lebanese parents who had met en- route to Australia.  They moved to South Africa and their child was brought up in Johannesburg! 416 more words

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The 'good' and the 'bad' of the 1920's

By the mid-1920s jazz was thriving in Britain with its popularity being boosted by the Melody Maker, a music newspaper which first appeared in January 1926, as well as by radio programmes from the recently launched British Broadcasting Corporation. 325 more words

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Electronic and Chance Music


A revolution occurred in 20th century music as listening to the new forms of media and technologies developed in recording, capturing, reproducing and distributing music gained popularity worldwide. 871 more words

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