The Jazz Video Cafe

Jimmie Lunceford


About The Video

A Vitaphone short subject which is important for being the only real glimpse we have of this dynamic big band filmed in NYC July 1936. Willie Smith, Joe Thomas, Paul Webster and Jimmy Crawford are among the band members featured which also includes spots for vocalist Myra Johnson and the dance team of the Three Brown Jacks.

Customer Comments

Glenn Miller said Jimmie Lunceford's Band was the best
- Deuce49

Left of the drummer, top row, the center trombonist is my dad, trombonist, arranger EDDIE DURHAM, best seen after the 3 jacks tapdance. DURHAM also taught the horns how to sway side to side. See
- Topsy

I once asked Artie Shaw which was the best live peforming band he ever saw. Without hesitation he said Lunceford!
- larry cohn

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