[Dixielandjazz] Was Jazz ever popular music?

pat ladd pj.ladd at btinternet.com
Thu Jan 11 03:49:07 PST 2007

After WWII the public didn't want the fast pace of
the swing bands that had dominated for a decade but something to relax
by, romantic stuff.>>

Not sure about the `fast pace` Charlie.  A lot of the WW2 swing Bands tunes 
were sentimental ballads. Thousands of people weere away from loved ones. 
There was a focus on a `great day` when the war would end and everyone could 
return home. Sure there were bands producing fireworks but Moonlight 
Serenade was the top tune. Blue birds over the White cliffs, Silver Wings in 
the Moonlight and so on made up a major proportion of a bands  pad.



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