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Ghosts In The Machine, Part 3: Jazz Musicians And Popular Music

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Part 3: The GhostsIn a recent essay in Commentary, Terry Teachout, arts and culture critic for the Wall Street Journal, makes an argument for the date on which the jazz era officially ended and the rock/pop era beganand#151;May 9, 1964, the last time a jazz musician (Louis Armstrong, with his version of “Hello Dolly,” from the musical of the same name) topped the Billboard charts… [ read more ]

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