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In the 1940's, some twenty-five to thirty years into the history of recorded jazz, the sometimes violent reaction against the bebop revolution caused a hard look into the rear view and the jazz world focused on its own history. Many of the players who led the first jazz revolution were still alive, ready for prime time, and welcoming of another chance at center stage. The outside forces that led the small ensembles of bebop and R&B into prominence, also supported the resurgence of quintets and sextets playing New Orleans-style jazz.
Host Intro 0:00
Muggsy Spanier and His Ragtime Band. "Livery Stable Blues (Barnyard Blues)" from Muggsy Spanier: 1939 -1942 (Classics) 3:44
Muggsy Spanier and His Ragtime Band. "Someday Sweetheart" from Muggsy Spanier: 1939 -1942 (Classics) 6:42
Host speaks 9:24
Muggsy Spanier and His Ragtime Band. "Big Butter And Egg Man" from Muggsy Spanier: 1939 -1942 (Classics) 9:58
Muggsy Spanier and His Ragtime Band. "Relaxin' At The Touro" from Muggsy Spanier: 1939 -1942 (Classics) 12:58
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