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Nellie McKay on Politics & Protest in Jazz

Jazz used to be alienating, rather than comforting and bourgeois. It used to provoke discussion and dissent. Teddy Wilson was known as the Marxist Mozart! Hoagy Carmichael “LAZYBONES” Co-written with Johnny Mercer Stardust & Much More (Bluebird; rec. 1933, rel. 1989) This might be one of the greatest protest songs ever written, because it’s about … Read More “Nellie McKay on Politics & Protest in Jazz”

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