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LISTEN: Five Jazz Sides for the Age of Prohibition

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It's easy to romanticize or oversimplify the relationship between jazz and Prohibition, but the banning of alcohol and the subsequent rise of speakeasies clearly played a role in the music's evolution during its early days.--from NPR Read the article and listen to tunes by Bix Beiderbecke, Paul Whiteman, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong,and Bessie Smith