Ragtime to Blues

This is the third part of Early Years of Jazz. Neither ragtime nor the blues were born in New Orleans, but they met here.

One rag was called Dance of the Lunatics (An Idiotic Rave). And Branford Marsalis says the blues are about freedom.


One thought on “Ragtime to Blues

  1. “In the way that profound things almost always happen, a thing and the opposite of that thing are mashed together…”

    THIS is my favorite section of the film so far. What a great way to start a Monday! The blues, it says, are a way of identifying the oppressor and then, you’re free. And that’s the truth!! Would that more understood that…

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