This episode presents a documentary exploring the golden age of popular music. The program recreates some of the hit musical numbers of the the thirties and includes original recordings and archival footage. The program explores Broadway musicals, the growth of the radio audience, the advent of the film musical, the jukebox craze, and the coming of swing and the big bands and includes the songs of Gershwin, Berlin, Kern, Porter, Arlen, Ellington, Schwartz, Rodgers, and others.
Performers: Count Basie, John Bubbles, Blossom Dearie, Bill Hayes, Dorothy Loudon.
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