The Influence Of Jazz Music In The 1920's

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Jazz music had been around long before the 1920's because it was played by African Americans. Once white people stopped and listened, they fell in love. It became the craze and way of life. Jazz outlasted its era and was completely "American" (Baughman Vol. 3). The stars of this time were musicians who were African American. The two most popular were black men named Louis Armstrong and Jelly Roll Morton. Louis Armstrong, is forever known as one of the worlds greatest trumpet player (Jazz of the 1920's). Although Jelly Roll Morton was a large bragger, his piano skills lived up to his words. Many other black musicians became popular at this time. They played in clubs and speakeasies with phonographs to make their music easily heard. The concept
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