Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Research Note: Jazz, Radio, and Modernism
"The increased exposure to jazz by white listeners and dancers coincided with the emergence of radio broadcasting. Unlike the more regionally based companies operating out of Chicago, New York City hosted national music publishing and recording industries as well as the most powerful radio corporations. By the early 1930s, jazz had emerged as the predominant popular music of the United States, and the jazz scene in New York City during the 1920s generated much of this success."
Court Carney. Cuttin’ Up: How Early Jazz Got America’s Ear, pages 78-79.
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