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Chapter 10- Swing Chapter 10   Swing  o Historical Context Stock market crash of 1929 Hurt all of country but not as much in entertainment industry Way for consumers to fantasize fulfillment of their dreams Teenagers and college students had chance to choose what would be  upcoming popular music for nation   JAZZ Lured dancers to dance floor New style of swing gained lots of popularity Swing era lasted till end of WWII in 1945   danced away troubles  to sentimental ballads and hot jazz o Great Depression 9 thousandbanks failed; value of goods and services fallen to half of 1929  level; ¼ Americans didn’t have jobs; AA hit harder than others Many musical artists put away instruments to answer more basic needs Resentment built up in Harlem resulting in riots in 1935 due to employers  refusing to hire blacks Resulted in three AA killed, two hundred stores vandalized, $2  million in property damage New Deal of FDR Government programs to provide employment and help needy  Many AA benefited from these program directly o Music Industry
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Early years of depression jazz suffered; night clubs closed; record sales  dropped 104 million 1927 to 6 million in 1932 Hollywood movie popularity increased   decreased need of live music Jukebox became popular as invented in 1934   taking place of live  music Armstrong adapted well but was an exception
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This note was uploaded on 03/24/2011 for the course MUSC 145 taught by Professor Dr.smith during the Spring '11 term at UNC.

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