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The Music of ''Prohibition''

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The Music of Prohibition

Current Status:
In Season
Various Artists

We gave it a C

As a beautifully remastered collection of 22 vintage jazz-oriented sides (six by Duke Ellington), The Music of ”Prohibition” is immensely satisfying. But as an honest representation of what Americans listened to during the Prohibition years (1920-33), it’s a failure. There are no recordings from the first five years or by such major musical figures of the era as Paul Whiteman. Four tracks postdate Prohibition altogether. C