nazi jazz?

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  1. davidjohnson

    davidjohnson Piano User

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    :shock:

    i was searching out some old trpt pix & came across a list of nazi no-no's regarding jazz (they wouldn't even permit the use of that term).
    here are some of their thoughts from 1937...
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    6. Instruments Banned: Use of very primitive instruments such as the ... "washboard." Also the use of rubber mutes (plungers) for wind brass instruments, the imitation of a throaty tone in the use of mutes which, whether accompanied by any special movement of the hand or not, effect an imitation of a nasal sound. In jazz terminology, use of "plungers" and "Wah Wah" dampers.
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    where's that plunger? i feel a tune coming on. here herr hitler, this is for you & your contemporary neo counterparts :bleah:

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  2. dwhass

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    Yah, das Jazz was dangerous to the Reich's racial supremacy policies. Wah-wah's and plungers were not the usual ornaments that herr Wagner used so they are bad. Adolph seemed to prefer German only music (what a surprise) as it fit his vision of ceremony and flair for the dramatics.

    The old newsreels would have been a whole lot different if they showed the famous Nuremberg gathering with Armstrong's West End Blues being played....might have loosened up that goose-step. As it turned out the use of the heavy music should have been a warning to the rest of the world as to how Adolph thought and his mechanisms to influence.

    Any more historical insights from the materials you found?
     
  3. davidjohnson

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    that german band marching through the arch of triumph in paris had a percussion section with pizazz. if you ever get to see the whole film clip, you'll notice the front rank of snare drums give the instruments a razzle-dazzle spin. they must have been braced mid-body on a belt pivot.
    looks odd from those guys. i wonder if they were shot later for having fun?

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  4. surfhorn

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    Check out the movie "Swing Kids"......Nazi Germany in the 1930's......kids wanted to dance to jazz swing but had to hide to do it.
     
  5. davidjohnson

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    surfhorn:

    i've seen some of that flick, but not all of it.
    hey, have you seen the 'classic'...surf nazis must die??

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  6. Rick Chartrand

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    Who cares about the Nazi's? They were trash 70 years ago, and that general concept still remains today. Heres to you Hitler :bleah:

    Rick AKA Trumpet Man
     
  7. davidjohnson

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    rick:

    noboby cares about 'em...just having fun at their expense!!

    dj :lol:
     

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