That Toddlin' Town: Chicago's White Dance Bands and Orchestras, 1900-1950

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As a centre for jazz and blues, vaudeville, and a budding recording industry, Chicago and its environs probably spawned more nationally recognized dance bands than any other city in the United States in the 1920s and 30s. While ample attention has been paid to their black counterparts, Charles A. Sengstock Jr.'s That Toddlin' Town looks at the history of the white dance bands, theater orchestras, radio studio ensembles and night club bands. Sengstock examines these bands not only in terms of the music they played but also ...

That Toddlin' Town: Chicago's White Dance Bands and Orchestras, 1900-1950 2004, University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign, IL

ISBN-13: 9780252029547

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