THE GREAT DEPRESSION ON THE WEB

Sing, Sing, Sing -- On the evening of January 16, 1938, Benny Goodman took to the stage at Carnegie Hall along with his Trio, his Quartet, and his Big Band. It was the first time ever that a Swing band played Carnegie. Historians now look to this night as the moment when Swing gained validity. The Goodman orchestra was well known in America from club appearances from New York to Chicago and from the radio. But Swing had its detractors, too. Even so, the Carnegie Hall concert marked the moment when the music itself was afforded a sign of respect.The last number on the program was Sing, Sing, Sing -- what Goodman called a "killer diller," a number intended to get a crowd on its feet, jitterbugging. Drummer Gene Krupa sets the groove with his tom-toms -- members of the orchestra take their turns soloing, including a mournful one from Benny himself. But Jess Stacy steals the show with his piano. As part of our seriesThe NPR 100, we'll hear the entire performance of Sing, Sing, Sing in addition to remarks from Goodman biographer Ross Firestone, audience member Turk van Lake, and Benny Goodman.(22:19)
http://www.npr.org/ramfiles/atc/20000131.atc.05.ram

 

A NEW DEAL FOR THE ARTS:

http://www.nara.gov/exhall/newdeal/newdeal.html
 

VOICES FROM THE 1930S:THE FEDERAL WRITERS PROJECT

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/wpaintro/exhome.html
 

HISTORY OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

http://www.ssa.gov/history/
 

REMINISCENCES OF THE GREAT DEPRESSION

http://www.sos.state.mi.us/history/museum/techstuf/depressn/teacup.html
 

READING PHOTOS:DOCUMENTING A DECADE

http://www.netresource.com/mcny/intro.htm
 

THE CRASH OF 1929

http://www.btinternet.com/~dreklind/thecrash.htm
 

THE FIRST FIRESIDE CHAT (TRANSCRIPT)

http://www.mhric.org/fdr/chat1.html
 

THE NEW DEAL NETWORK

http://newdeal.feri.org/index.htm
 

1930S ON THE AIR (RADIO EXCERPTS)

http://xroads.virginia.edu/~1930s/RADIO/radioframe.html
 
 

http://xroads.virginia.edu/g/1930s/RADIO/audio_archive/radio/radio.html
 

FEDERAL WRITERS PROJECT AMERICAN GUIDES

http://www-personal.umich.edu/~pscarter/fwp.html
 

NEW DEAL CULTURAL PROGRAMS-- A GOOD SUMMARY AND OVERVIEW

http://www.wwcd.org/policy/US/newdeal.html - WPA
 

 
Great Depression -- Video I
 
 

FDR's INAUGURAL ADDRESS