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1920: Broadway Syncopates (part 2 of 2)

1920: Broadway Syncopates (part 2 of 2)

Playing tracks by

Fred Astaire.

A musical exploration of the roots of the "American popular songbook" and how the Broadway stage embraced syncopation in and around the year 1920. Special focus on the early careers of Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, and George Gershwin (pictured). Originally aired on WRFI Community Radio December 11, 2020. (pt. 2 of 2)