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America's Music -- Music of the Thirties

Season 1, Ep 8, Aired 11/5/61
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  • Episode Description
  • This episode presents a documentary exploring the golden age of popular music. The program recreates some of the hit musical numbers of the the thirties and includes original recordings and archival footage. The program explores Broadway musicals, the growth of the radio audience, the advent of the film musical, the jukebox craze, and the coming of swing and the big bands and includes the songs of Gershwin, Berlin, Kern, Porter, Arlen, Ellington, Schwartz, Rodgers, and others. Performers: Bing Crosby, Count Basie and his Orchestra, John Bubbles, Blossom Dearie, Bill Hayes, Dorothy Loudon, Kate Smith, Rudy Vallee, Jack Jones and Ruth Etting.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • William Nichols

  • Bill Colleran

  • Dorothy Loudon

    Herself

  • Blossom Dearie

    Herself

  • Count Basie

    Himself

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