WRTI Spotlight
3:39 pm
Mon October 10, 2011

LISTEN: Five Jazz Sides for the Age of Prohibition

It's easy to romanticize or oversimplify the relationship between jazz and Prohibition, but the banning of alcohol and the subsequent rise of speakeasies clearly played a role in the music's evolution during its early days.--from NPR

Read the article and listen to tunes by Bix Beiderbecke, Paul Whiteman, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong,and Bessie Smith