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Title Jazz. Episode four, The true welcome home [videorecording] / a production of Florentine Films and WETA, Washington D.C. in association with BBC ; a film by Ken Burns ; writer, Geoffrey C. Ward ; producers, Ken Burns, Lynn Novick.

Publication Info. [United States] : PBS DVD, [2000]


Volume Number of Copies Request
v.4 1 Request this Volume
Description 1 videodisc (approximately 120 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
System Details DVD, stereo.
Performer Commentary, Ossie Davis, Matt Glaser, Jon Hendricks, Wynton Marsalis, Artie Shaw, Arvell Shaw, Albert Murray, Stanley Crouch, James Maher, Gary Giddins, Frankie Manning, James Lincoln Collier, Norma Miller ; narrator, Keith David.
Credits Cinematography, Buddy Squires, Ken Burns ; editor, Erik Ewers.
Note "PBS DVD Gold."
Summary Amid the hard times of the Depression new dances, the Lindy Hop and Swing, caught on at the dance halls of New York even as the jobless lined the streets and drought ruined Midwest farms. Jazz, during 1929 through 1935, lifted the nation's spirit. Record sales boomed while Armstrong became a major entertainer as singer, trumpeter, band leader, radio and film performer. Ellington's elegance, compositions, brilliant band films and recordings created a huge following in America and abroad. This segment also visits the careers of Fletcher Henderson, Benny Goodman, Billy Rose, Chick Webb, Fats Waller, Art Tatum and the record producer, John Hammond.
Subject Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971.
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974.
Henderson, Fletcher, 1897-1952.
Goodman, Benny, 1909-1986.
Hammond, John, 1910-
Rose, Billy, 1899-1966.
Webb, Chick.
Waller, Fats, 1904-1943.
Tatum, Art, 1909-1956.
Savoy Ballroom (New York, N.Y.) -- History.
Depressions -- 1929 -- United States -- History -- Songs and music.
Jazz -- 1931-1940 -- History and criticism.
Jazz musicians -- United States -- Biography.
African American musicians -- Biography.
African Americans -- Music.
Jazz dance -- New York (State) -- New York.
Jazz -- New York (State) -- New York -- History and criticism.
Swing (Music) -- History and criticism.
Lindy (Dance) -- History.
Added Author Burns, Ken, 1953-
David, Keith.
Ward, Geoffrey C.
Novick, Lynn.
Davis, Ossie.
Glaser, Matt.
Hendricks, Jon, 1921-
Marsalis, Wynton, 1961-
Miller, Norma, 1919-
Shaw, Arvell.
Murray, Albert.
Crouch, Stanley.
Giddins, Gary.
Collier, James Lincoln, 1928-
Florentine Films.
British Broadcasting Corporation.
WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
PBS DVD (Firm)
Added Title True welcome
Music No. B8266D PBS DVD Gold

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