Somewhere along the road of our musical acculturation, we were set upon by various forces, both sinister and benign. They told us what to like and what to shun, lest we lose standing in whatever playground social circle we occupied.
Various sub-genres of hip-hop, r&b, and rock were safe, while country music meant permanent exile. Meanwhile, jazz and classical were so far down the musical food chain that there wasn't even a need to be warned away from them by your supposed betters; there was an unspoken understanding that these genres were simply not up for consideration. But it didn't use to be this way: swing jazz was the EDM of its day, and on the...clickhere to read the full article.