Ken Burns: Jazz

Season 1 Episode 5

Swing: Pure Pleasure (1935-1937)

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Aired Unknown Jan 17, 2001 on PBS
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As the Great Depression drags on, jazz comes as close as it has ever come to being America's popular music. It has a new name, Swing, and for millions of young fans, it will be the defining music of their generation. Benny Goodman is hailed as the "King of Swing" and Billie Holiday begins her career as the greatest of all female jazz singers.moreless
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