Pearl Harbor Jazz: Change in Popular Music in the Early 1940s

Pearl Harbor Jazz: Change in Popular Music in the Early 1940’s by Peter Townsend

ML 3918 .J39 T7 2007

“This book is a study of a crucial period in the life of American jazz and popular music.  Pearl Harbor Jazz analyzes the changes in the world of the professional musician brought about both by the outbreak of World War II and by long-term changes in the music business, in popular taste, and in American society itself.  It describes how the infrastructure of American music – the interdependent fields of recording, touring, live engagements, radio, and the movies – was experiencing change in the conditions of wartime and how this impacted upon musical styles and hence upon the later history of popular music.”

— book jacket

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