This Is Jazz

January 18, 1947 to October 4, 1947
35 episodes known to exist
This Is Jazz was a radio show which ran from January 18, 1947 to October 4, 1947.
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Radio series often ran for multiple seasons and/or through many incarnations with different radio networks, sponsors, cast/crew, and revivals after many years.
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January 18, 1947 - October 4, 1947
This Is Jazz
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This Is Jazz
January 18, 1947 - October 4, 1947
35 episodes known to exist
Host/narrator/bandleader: Rudi Blesh
The Core Band: 'Rudi Blesh's All-Star Stompers'consists of Muggsy
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January 18, 1947 
Preview Show 
Preview Show as heard on the Mutual series "For Your Approval." elthough a "preview" show, Producers counted it as the first episode of the series, and numbered all subsequent episodes accordingly. 
30:00 

 
February 8, 1947 
Introductions 
 
30:00 

 
February 15, 1947 
Coot Grant, Kid Socks Wilson 
 
30:00 

 
March 1, 1947 
Sidney Bechet 
Programs of 2-15 and 2-22 preempted for special WOR 25th anniversary celebration. 
30:00 

 
March 8, 1947 
At the Jazz Band Ball 
 
30:00 

 
March 15, 1947 
Dan Burley 
 
30:00 

 
March 24, 1947 
Sidney Bechet 
Because of Mutual special programming, show moves to Monday for two weeks only. 
30:00 

 
March 31, 1947 
The Sheik of Araby 
 
30:00 

 
April 5, 1947 
Sweet Georgia Brown 
Moves back to Saturday. 
30:00 

 
10 
April 12, 1947 
Brownie Mcghee, Granville Mcghee  
 
30:00 

 
11 
April 19, 1947 
Sidney Bechet, Bob Wilbur  
 
30:00 

 
12 
April 26, 1947 
Louis Armstrong 
 
30:00 

 
13 
May 3, 1947 
Coot Grant, Kid Socks Wilson 
 
30:00 

 
14 
May 10, 1947 
Kirby Walker 
 
30:00 

 
15 
May 17, 1947 
Johnny Glasel 
 
30:00 

 
16 
May 24, 1947 
Fats Waller Tribute 
 
30:00 

 
17 
May 31, 1947 
Blue Lu Baker 
 
30:00 

 
18 
June 7, 1947 
I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate 
 
30:00 

 
19 
June 14, 1947 
Huddie Ledbetter, Mama Alberta Price 
 
30:00 

 
20 
June 21, 1947 
Panama 
 
30:00 

 
21 
June 28, 1947 
Montana Taylor 
 
30:00 

 
22 
July 5, 1947 
Bertha 'chippie' Hill 
 
30:00 

 
23 
July 12, 1947 
Sidney Bechet 
 
30:00 

 
24 
July 19, 1947 
Bertha 'chippie' Hill 
 
30:00 

 
25 
July 26, 1947 
Bertha 'chippie' Hill 
The contest to name the Band ends and the winner is-'Rudi Blesh's All-Star Stompers' 
30:00 

 
26 
August 2, 1947 
Sidney Bechet 
 
30:00 

 
27 
August 9, 1947 
Kid Ory 
 
30:00 

 
28 
August 16, 1947 
Lu Watter's Yerba Buena Jazz Band 
Features: Lu Watters' Yerba Buena Jazz Band: Lu Waters (Trumpet), Bob Scobey (Trumpet), Turk Murphy Trombone), Bob Helm (Clarinet), Wally Rose (Piano), Harry Mordecai (Banjo), Dicki Lammi (Tuba), Bill Dart (Drums). Songs: "Cakewalking Babies", "Antigua Blues", "Pineapple Rag", "Beale Street Blues", "Jazzin' Babies Blues", "Snake Rag." Program originated from San Francisco for this broadcast only. 
29:54 

 
29 
August 23, 1947 
Ballin' the Jack 
 
30:00 

 
30 
August 30, 1947 
Bertha 'chippie' Hill 
 
30:00 

 
31 
September 6, 1947 
Clarinet Marmalade 
 
30:00 

 
32 
September 13, 1947 
It's Right Here For You 
 
30:00 

 
33 
September 20, 1947 
Indiana 
 
30:00 

 
34 
September 27, 1947 
Jazz Me Blues 
 
30:00 

 
35 
October 4, 1947 
Sidney Bechet 
 
30:00 

 
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