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America's Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway: Swing Jazz: Videos

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 Richard Mook, Ph.D.

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This page provides a selective list of videos to supplement the films viewed throughout the course of the America’s Music film and discussion series.  We have identified libraries throughout the greater Phoenix area that list these films in their holdings.  Please click on the links below the film titles to access the holding library website and online catalog.

Swing Jazz

Benny Goodman: Adventures in the Kingdom of Swing (1993)

 The Last of the Blue Devils: The Kansas City Jazz Story (1993)

 Lady Day: The Many Faces of Billie Holiday (1991)

 Satchmo: The Life of Louis Armstrong (2005)

 The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong (2001)

 Ella Fitzgerald; Something to Live For (2005)

 The Story of Jazz (1993)

 Jazz, a film by Ken Burns (2000)


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America's Music

“America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway” is a project by the Tribeca Film Institute in collaboration with the American Library Association, Tribeca Flashpoint, and the Society for American Music.  “America’s Music” has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor.

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