[Dixielandjazz] Nazi Dance Band Rules - - A Fake?
jazzdude39 at att.net
Sun Aug 23 12:02:42 PDT 2009
In 1988 I taped a BBC Documantary named "Swing Under The Swastika" which
went into detail about the Nazi's vs jazz music. Most of the rules listed in
the previous post described the ways and means that jazz continued to be
played right under the noses of the Nazi's. Many players were sent to death
camps where they amused their captors by playing jazz which was tolerated
until they were put to death. It was also illegal to even own jazz recording
and those caught with them were arrested and many sent to the gas chambers.
There were also many that weren't caught and flourished. About a dozen or so
survivores, jazz musicians were interviewsd, and told their incredible
Google "Swing Under The Swastica" for more details on this interesting and
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