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Duke Ellington’s Jump for Joy and the Fight for Equality in Wartime Los Angeles

Duke Ellington’s Jump for Joy and the Fight for Equality in Wartime Los Angeles Duke Ellington and his orchestra premiered an all-black musical revue, Jump for Joy , in Los Angeles in 1941 that addressed racial inequality while celebrating the possibility of a more democratic future. The musical was a cultural expression of the activist work of black Angelenos during the war years and highlighted African American demands for fair dealing. The article also demonstrates how unrecorded music can serve as a significant historical artifact. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southern California Quarterly University of California Press

Duke Ellington’s Jump for Joy and the Fight for Equality in Wartime Los Angeles

Southern California Quarterly , Volume 98 (1): 54 – Feb 1, 2016

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Publisher
University of California Press
Copyright
© 2016 by The Historical Society of Southern California
ISSN
0038-3929
eISSN
2162-8637
DOI
10.1525/ucpsocal.2016.98.1.5
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Abstract

Duke Ellington and his orchestra premiered an all-black musical revue, Jump for Joy , in Los Angeles in 1941 that addressed racial inequality while celebrating the possibility of a more democratic future. The musical was a cultural expression of the activist work of black Angelenos during the war years and highlighted African American demands for fair dealing. The article also demonstrates how unrecorded music can serve as a significant historical artifact.

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Southern California QuarterlyUniversity of California Press

Published: Feb 1, 2016

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