Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Jubilee - the Third Edition Catalog

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Jubilee - the Third Edition Catalog

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Jubilee was the War Department Service Division (SSD) and Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS) program cataloged as series H-11 by SSD to October 1943 and AFRS thereafter. This was an historic series and the recordings of the series preserved in the Glenn Miller Archive (GMA) collections are an important national treasure. Jubilee was conceived and programmed to present African-American artists and their music to the armed forces personnel of the United States and allied nations around the world. During the history of the program, eventually other artists were invited to participate, but Jubilee is remembered as a showcase for African-American talent. In additional to big bands, small jazz groups and singers, many talented dramatic and comedic performers appeared on Jubilee. Their performances are featured by the GMA on the weekly Star Spangled Radio Hour program produced for KEZW, Denver and streamed online worldwide. …

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