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Dixie

Dixie

Broadcast: 20th December 1943
Added: Dec 22 2007

Dixie is the story of a song that has been on the hit parade for over one hundred years and here you will hear Bing sing Dixie and some of the other great songs from the picture.

In the period before the civil war a new form of entertainment flashed across the American scene, the Minstrel Show. This is the story of the first of the great Minstrels, Daniel Decatur Emmett who donned burnt cork and sang his way in to the heart of a nation with his immortal song Dixie which he composed in 1859.