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  • A clip from “King of Jazz” - Whiteman Orch (1930)

    A clip from “King of Jazz” - Whiteman Orch (1930)

    From the color film featuring the Paul Whiteman band. This clip has leader Paul Whiteman introducing members of his band including some wonderful Joe ... 6282 views
  • Duke Ellington Orchestra 1942 Soundie – “C Jam Blues”

    Duke Ellington Orchestra 1942 Soundie – “C Jam Blues”

    What’s lately become known as the Blanton-Webster band – one of the all time great orchestras are introduced in this Soundie (a short musical film tha... 7193 views
  • Roy Eldridge - “Smash Your Baggage” 1933

    Roy Eldridge - “Smash Your Baggage” 1933

    From a 10 minute short, we have the first footage of Roy Eldridge along with a band led by Elmer Snowden. Big Sid Catlett (d), Dickie Wells (tb), Waym... 7103 views
  • The Boswell Sisters - Heebie Jeebies (1932)

    The Boswell Sisters - Heebie Jeebies (1932)

    The Boswell Sisters were pioneers in harmony singing and used many great NY jazzmen (Berigan, Dorseys, Klein, etc) for their Brunswick sessions of the... 6513 views
  • Cab Calloway Orch. And Nicholas Brothers - “Jumpin Jive”

    Cab Calloway Orch. And Nicholas Brothers - “Jumpin Jive”

    Here are the amazing Harold and Fayard Nicholas in a scene from the all-star musical “Stormy Weather” backed by Cab Calloway and his band from 1943. ... 1008 views
  • Dinah Washington

    Dinah Washington

    Dinah was blessed with a magnificent voice. But what makes her one of our greatest singers was he impeccable articulation, exacting phrasing and no-no... 6161 views
  • Art Tatum

    Art Tatum

    Chick Corea introduces Art Tatum. 6415 views
  • Jammin The Blues

    Jammin The Blues

    Filmed in 1944, this Warner Brothers short feature is considered one of the finest examples of jazz on film. Directed by the pioneering still photogra... 6108 views
  • Sidney Bechet Solo

    Sidney Bechet Solo

    A rare opportunity to view Sidney Bechet stretching out on the St. Louis Blues alongside Claude Luter’s band. Filmed in a concert setting while Bechet... 6103 views
  • Oscar Peterson & Count Basie - Slow Blues

    Oscar Peterson & Count Basie - Slow Blues

    The understated Basie has a decidedly soulful effect the virtuosic Peterson on this great two-piano blues. Bassist Neils-Henning Orsted Pedersen and M... 6634 views