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Calling the British Forces in Malta: Broadcasting Femininity Abroad—and at Home

Christina L. Baade

in Victory through Harmony: The BBC and Popular Music in World War II

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195372014
eISBN:
9780199918287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372014.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

Chapter 7 focuses on the women singers who broadcast to British troops stationed in North Africa and the Middle East, under the auspices of the Empire Entertainments Unit and its director, Cecil ... More


From <i>Forces’ Choice</i> to <i>Desert Island Discs</i>: The BBC’s promotion of personal choice in wartime

Jenny Doctor

Julie Brown, Nicholas Cook, and Stephen Cottrell (eds)

in Defining the Discographic Self: Desert Island Discs in Context

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780197266175
eISBN:
9780191865220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266175.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular

Up to 1939, the BBC followed a paternalistic music programming policy that sought to educate as well as to entertain, airing a high proportion of art music. When war was declared in 1939, the ... More


“That Gypsy in France”: Django Reinhardt’s Occupation Blouze

Adny Fry

in Paris Blues: African American Music and French Popular Culture, 1920-1960

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226138787
eISBN:
9780226138954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226138954.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter tackles the complicated position of jazz in wartime Paris, by means of a sideways glance at France’s most celebrated jazz export, Django Reinhardt. He is encountered first via his ... More


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