Music: Joint Rocked

Fourteen years ago, about the time Benny Goodman was doing imitations of Ted Lewis in a Chicago vaudeville house, Paul Whiteman & band gave a jazz concert in Manhattan's Aeolian Hall. What it lacked in sincerity as a strictly jazz presentation, it made up in salesmanship, for swing music was launched on a profitable era. Last week, swing having been to the dog house and back as far as national appreciation is concerned, Benny Goodman, a far more serious artist than Mr. Whiteman and one of the principal reasons that swing came back,...

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