Guy Rathbun

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Recent Pieces from Guy Rathbun

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Literature and Art (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

“It was an age of miracles, it was an age of art, it was an age of excess, and it was an age of satire,” Those words come from F. Scott Fitzgerald that he wrote in his 1920s ...
Caption: Joe "King" Oliver

An Influencial Foursome (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

It was a lengthy journey from obscurity to international popularity. No one will say it was easy. But, with steadfast perseverance and endless creativity, jazz became ...
Caption: Bert Ambrose

European Dance Bands (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

As traditional jazz evolved through the 1920s, audiences in Europe began gravitating toward larger dance bands. Live performances at dance halls and hotels quickly became the ...
Caption: Hot Club of France

On the Continent (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

Between 1917 and the early ’30s there is a transformative era for jazz in Europe. While the music gets a foothold in America, it quickly spreads across the Atlantic, ...
Caption: James P. Johnson

Blame Jazz (59:01)
From: Guy Rathbun

Jazz had to deal with a number of hurdles, in the 1920s, before it was eventually accepted by the American public. Even then, it was very limited acceptance.
Caption: Fess Williams

Boosting Morale (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

In the decade of the1920s, jazz evolves into the heartbeat of America. The music is the catapult into a new era around the world. Looking back, it is an astonishing evolution ...
Caption: Lovie Austin

Trailblazing Women (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

The 1920s was a important time in the earliest years of jazz, as musicians began migrating to points north of New Orleans. Any time there’s a discussion regarding the decade, ...
Caption: Frank Teschemacher

The Pied Pipers of Chicago (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

The 1920s were a exciting time for jazz in Chicago. While all jazz musicians played crucial roles in shaping a style that took on the name of the city, clarinetists faced ...
Caption: Omer Simeon

The Pied Pipers of New Orleans (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

The story of early jazz clarinetists is a fascinating journey through the evolution of jazz. Not only did it play a crucial role in shaping the distinctive sound of the ...
Caption: Lil Armstrong

When Jazz Was Immoral (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

the 1920s the watchful eye of a moralist group of private citizens known as the Chicago Vigilance Committee delivered an urgent message to the public that emphatically ...