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  • William Claxton

    William Claxton

    A brief but fascinating profile of William Claxton's early Hollywood days as a child and the beginnings of his life as a photographer. 6294 views
  • Jackson Pollock

    Jackson Pollock

    A nice profile of Jackson Pollack and the origins of his revolutionary style of painting.

    People either love him or hate him just as they love or ha... 7170 views

  • Mississippi Fred McDowell - John Henry

    Mississippi Fred McDowell - John Henry

    As bottleneck guitarists go, Fred was a killer!

    Unlike so many of his contemporaries who recorded in the late '20s-early '30s and were later redisco... 6962 views

  • Nat King Cole Trio - Better To Be By Yourself

    Nat King Cole Trio - Better To Be By Yourself

    In just 1 minute and 29 seconds, you get everything that was so brilliant and exceptional about the Nat King Cole Trio: their tight arrangements, thei... 8016 views
  • Mahalia Jackson & Nat King Cole - Steal Away

    Mahalia Jackson & Nat King Cole - Steal Away

    This is Mahalia Jackson in all her majesty with that rich, pure voice and perfect vibrato. Nat Cole joins half way through the spiritual and they achi... 7880 views
  • Dixie Hummingbirds - I've Got So Much To Shout About

    Dixie Hummingbirds - I've Got So Much To Shout About

    This amazing group could move effortlessly from smooth gospel quartet harmonies to sanctified rockers like this. 9297 views
  • Ray Charles - Hit The Road Jack!

    Ray Charles - Hit The Road Jack!

    By 1962 when this great Percy Mayfield song became a hit for Ray Charles, the Raeletts had grown from three to four and his octet had become a big ban... 7425 views
  • Ruth Brown- Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean

    Ruth Brown- Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean

    This soundie of Ruth Brown with Paul Williams and His Orchestra was used on the early '50s television show "Showtime At The Apollo."

    One of her rock... 6742 views

  • T-Bone Walker w/ Jazz At The Philharmonic - Live in UK 1966

    T-Bone Walker w/ Jazz At The Philharmonic - Live in UK 1966

    T-Bone Walker has a unique, consistent sound and an unusual style all his own. A class act and a modern blues pioneer, who was one of the first practi... 8892 views
  • Miles Davis & John Coltrane - So What?

    Miles Davis & John Coltrane - So What?

    Miles is the epitome of cool and Coltrane is smoldering.

    This is the great 1959 performance of "So What" from the Robert Herridge Theatre on CBS tel... 9000 views