“It Don’t Mean a Thing”: American Popular Music of the 1930s
A toe-tapping, finger snapping exploration of the popular music of the 1930s, featuring the music of Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, Fats Waller, George Gershwin and many others.
Topics discussed include:
- What is swing?
- Popular songs of the Depression
- The Rise of the Movie Musical
- The Microphone and Its Musical Consequences
- The Boogie Woogie Craze