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April 5, 2013

 

Women trumpeters

Jazz Women Of The 1940s

Women instrumentalists thrived in the upside-down jazz world of wartime America.

March 17, 2007

 

International Sweethearts of Rhythm

The International Sweethearts of Rhythm

The Sweethearts were a racially-integrated, all-female, and all-swing big band, taking their pathbreaking act on the road during World War II.

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Mr. B: The Billy Eckstine Story

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Billy Eckstine was a cultural pioneer who became one of the first black male solo singers to find success singing love songs.

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