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Jazz & European Songs, Volume 2: England, Scotland, Ireland, Russia, Hungary, Cz

Various Jazz
Label:  Saga   Catalog #: 0664762  
Number of Discs: 1 
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Much more than any other European melodies, there were of course many English-language songs that were taken up and adapted by Count Basie, Jimmie Lunceford, Benny Carter and Art Tatum, all of them jazzmen from vast America. Folk songs, nursery-rhymes and music-hall airs all animated the swing of the New World. Immigrants also came from Eastern Europe, and Russians, Hungarians and Czechs all contributed their musical traditions to the melting-pot of jazz. Much more than any other European melodies, there were of course many English-language songs that were taken up and adapted by Count Basie, Jimmie Lunceford, Benny Carter and Art Tatum, all of them jazzmen from vast America. Folk songs, nursery-rhymes and music-hall airs all animated the swing of the New World. Immigrants also came from Eastern Europe, and Russians, Hungarians and Czechs all contributed their musical traditions to the melting-pot of jazz. Read less

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