24. March 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: History, NonFiction, Tracy

Why Jazz Happened by Marc Myers, 228 pages, read by Tracy, on 02/07/2013

Not only is this a good source for the history of Jazz but it also discusses the record industry. How and why the 78 record evolved into the 45 and 33 long playing albums. Why ASCAP was started and how World War II helped musicians learn more and find jobs. The economy and geography of America had a lot to do with Jazz and still does.

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