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Festival Reviews

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Down Beat

Down Beat (Chicago, IL, 1934-1963)

“Race relations, sexual equality, unionism, wars, recessions, birth, life, death, the triumph of the will, the battle of the soul: it spills across the pages

The Jazz Blast

The Jazz Blast (Mt. Ephraim, NJ, 1970-1973)

Lacunae: Vol. 3 nos. 1-4, 6; Vol. 4 no. 1.

The Mississippi Rag

The Mississippi Rag (Minneapolis, MN, 1973-2006)

Lacunae: Vol. 8 no. 12, Vol. 13 no. 10. “The Mississippi Rag was the most successful magazine devoted to traditional jazz and ragtime and it

The Record Changer

The Record Changer (Washington, DC, 1942-1943; Fairfax, VA, 1943-1946; Washington, DC, 1946-1947; New York, NY, 1948-1955, 1957)

Lacunae: Vol. 7 no. 1. A copy of this issue could not be located; the issue may never have been published. “The Record Changer was

Record Research

Record Research (Brooklyn, NY, 1955-1977)

Lacunae: Nos. 3, 13, 44, 134, 137-38. Numeration irregularities: Initially maintains two parallel issue numerations, one for each volume and one for the cumulative run. This