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Playlist: the Club McKenzie: Your 1920s Jazz Speakeasy

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the Club McKenzie: Your 1920s Jazz Speakeasy (Series)

Produced by Guy Rathbun

Most recent piece in this series:

Barnacles

From Guy Rathbun | Part of the the Club McKenzie: Your 1920s Jazz Speakeasy series | 59:00

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Barnacles
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Guy Rathbun

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Actually, the title for this program could include mollusks since we’ll be travelling through salt as well as fresh waters. Nevertheless, the steamboats are an early source for delivering jazz to the world.

You might ask how it is that a riverboat could have so much of an impact. It as a source of employment for musicians; it was exposure to a different audience then the southern regions of Louisiana; and it generated a cultural exchange.