The growth of jazz / Betty Carter ; interviewed by Ed Love.

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The growth of jazz / Betty Carter ; interviewed by Ed Love.
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Jazz singer Betty Carter (1930-1998) discusses her life, her music, and the changes in jazz since the 1950's. Interviewed by Ed Love for the series R.P.M. She is is introduced as the foremost black woman jazz artist of the time. Interview includes background information about Carter. Carter then describes the differences in the way musicians work, modern music and individual style. She argues that radio stations should play more diverse music. (Year uncertain: Tape label says "1975", but WPFW wasn't founded until 1977. Betty mentions something happening "15 years ago at this point, '60 and '61, so it was likely recorded in 1976).

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ca. 1976
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WPFW, ca. 1977
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1 reel (54 min.) : 7 1/2 ips, mono.|54:00
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Los Angeles : Pacifica Radio Archive, 1977.
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