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Music of the 50s

Suspect Red

Take a listen to my virtual "jukebox" of songs from the early 1950s and mentioned by my characters---from Vladimir's sophisticated taste in jazz to Natalia's love of blues legend Billie Holiday to the "pop" songs Richard hears and dances to in his encounter with Dottie at the wedding. I've added a few more to give you a real taste of how wildly varied the music of the 1950s was---evolving from the big band swing music of WWII to smaller jazz combos to the beginnings of rock n' roll and the first "boy bands." Notice the prevalence of the saxophone!

Billie Holiday

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