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The Jazz Age The phrase images of Louis Armstrong holding court at the Sunset in Chicago Duke Ellington azzling crowds at the Cotton Club in Harlem and star singers

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Bessie Smith and Ma But the Jazz Age was every bit as much of a Paris phenomenon as it was a Chicago and New York scene Age was every bit as much of a Paris phenomenon as it was a Chicago and New York scene Paris Blues Andy Fry provides an alternative history of African American music and musicians in Paris BluesErve Fry focuses throughout on early jazz and swing but includes its re creation reinvention in the 1950s Along the way he pays tribute to forgotten traditions such as black musical theater white show bands and French Wartime Swing  Paris Blues provides A Nuanced Account Of The French swing  Paris Blues provides a nuanced account of the French of AFRICAN AMERICANS AND THEIR MUSIC AND CONTRIBUTES GREATLY TO Americans and their music and contributes greatly to growing literature on jazz race and nation in Fran. Rance one that looks beyond familiar personalities and well rehearsed stories He *Pinpoints Key Issues Race *key issues Race Nation In and nation in complicated jazz history from the 1920s through the 1950s While he eals with many of the traditional icons such as Josephine Baker Django Reinhardt and Sidney Bechet among others what he asks is how they came to be so iconic and what their stories hide as well as what they pres. ,