Many blue-collar workers were fired or laid-off when World War 2 ended. I characterize it as blue-collar blues. Moreover, in the United States blue collar workers earning big salaries, as a result of a booming war-time economy, came to a screeching halt. In fact, it was only more blue-collar blues. Even so, those who survived had their working hours cut back. Therefore, people had less income to spend on entertainment. To say nothing of this broad background of events had disastrous effects on Big Band employment and Big Band music.
Blue big band Memories
Big Bands a form of popular entertainment and employment from the 1930s into the 1950s, nearly gone from today’s music scene. Nostalgia and curiosity replaced the vibrant musical scene associated with Big Band music. Innovations in home entertainment were occurring at a rapid pace. In the meanwhile, attendance in ballrooms and cabarets declined, therefore, cabarets were not in a sentimental mood. To the contrary, now musicians are working online, trying to survive the deceleration in the funky global economy.
Tumultuous changes were taking place in popular music. To survive many musicians sought other means of employment. However, some did survive. For instance, Duke Ellington’s big band continued to tour, spreading jazz music all over the world. In deed, Satin Doll was a tune he played at all his shows. Don’t let the blue-collar blues get you down. Listen to the original big band arrangement Satin Doll, click on the button below. Satin Doll blue-collar blues sheet music download Click See Me.