[Dixielandjazz] Nazi Dance Band Rules - - A Fake?

Jack Mitchell fjmitch at westnet.com.au
Sun Aug 23 17:24:26 PDT 2009

In Storyville magazine No. 60  (August-September, 1975) Berhard Behncke 
quoted from Berliner Lokal-Anzeiger of October 12, 1935 : "Niggerjazz is no 
longer allowed". Berhard then said  "Ironically this did not stop the 
dictators pressing many jazz records from original masters until 1939.. but 
only for foreigners and for export!"

In Storyville 61 (October-November, 1975)  Horst Lange of Berlin wrote: "It 
is simply not true to say that at that time jazz records were sold only to 
foreigners or exported. Everybody could buy them in unlimited numbers from 
most record shops until September, 1939. It was only on the German radio 
that one heard no more jazz".

Lange wrote a book called JAZZ IN GERMANY which would probably discuss the 
whole matter in detail, but it's not a book that I've read. How about it, 

Best wishes
Jack Mitchell 

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