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American Cities Through Their Music


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NEW Six programmes in which
Alyn Shipton considers the extraordinary variety of music in both the 'cultivated' and 'vernacular' traditions to be found in American cities. In the first programme he looks at St Louis in Missouri, on the right bank of the river
Mississippi and gateway to the West. The home of Scott Joplin and ragtime, the jazz of Charles Creath , Fate Marable and Miles Davis , and the blues of Speckled Red and Walter Davis , it has its own opera house and symphony orchestra, conducted for many years by Leonard Slatkin.
Series producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Scott Joplin
Unknown: Charles Creath
Unknown: Fate Marable
Unknown: Miles Davis
Unknown: Walter Davis
Unknown: Leonard Slatkin.
Producer: Derek Drescher

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American Cities Through Their Music

BBC Radio 3, 21 May 1991 14.45

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