Swing Under the Nazis: Jazz as a Metaphor for Freedom

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2000 - Music - 197 pages
They included the Ghetto Swingers, a Jewish jazz band that "toured" Auschwitz and Theresienstadt; the Luftwaffe pilot who listened to Glenn Miller while bombing London; the Berlin swing gangs and Zazous (Parisian jazz enthusiasts) who risked persecution and imprisonment for the opportunity to dance openly to prohibited swing records; Django Reinhardt, the brilliant guitarist who refused to flee Nazi-controlled France; and many others.".
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Third Reich in 44 Time
3
Snarls
5
The Ghetto Swingers
17
Doctor Jazz
31
Rosebud
43
Ruins Arrests Martial Law Fear Uprisings Assassination Occupation and Death
61
Unblest Historicity
75
The Guitar with a Human Voice
109
The Bottomless Bottom
123
Out of the Game
135
I Just Made it up
139
La Tristesse de Saint Louis
145
Zazou Hey
147
The BÍte Noire
163
My Blue Heaven
173

Baldauf
85
Bad Connection
93
Occupation Blues
101
Django Maccaferri and Paul
105
The Angels Sing
181
Sources
191
Index
193
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