Guy Rathbun

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Recent Pieces from Guy Rathbun

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 ...
Caption: Bertha "Chippie" Hill

An Age of Contradictions (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

The 1920s propelled America into the 20th Century, marked by a stark division between the 'haves' and 'have-nots.' It was during this era that jazz, a genre known for its ...