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Swing

Editor’s note: The following is extracted from A History of Jazz in America, by Barry Ulanov (published 1952). On February 2, 1932, Duke Ellington brought his Famous Orchestra, as the record labels

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The Blues

Editor’s note: The following is extracted from A History of Jazz in America, by Barry Ulanov (published 1952). When the spiritual was transformed into the blues, the content shifted some; the emphasis

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