January 31, 2017
Swing Time with Sizzlin’ Jim
Swing Tanzen Verboten! (Swing Dancing is Forbidden!)
Tonight’s show is all about Swing Music during World War II Germany & Europe-I take a look at the music during the war years under the Nazi regime and the underground scene and some of the propaganda surrounding the music world at the time.
The Nazi regime began in 1933, they tried to outlaw swing & jazz as ‘undesirable’ which they failed miserably at, so they ended up trying to harvest it as a propaganda tool with mixed results-except, unexpectedly with the British public where it became a thing of pure comedy!