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Louis Prima with Pee Wee Russell: 1937

A clip from the 1936 movie “Swing It” with Louis Prima and his Band which included Pee Wee Russell (who even had a speaking role), Garry McAdams (g), Jack Ryan (b) and Frank Pinero (p). And watch for a 25 year old Lucille Ball as well!

-Scott Wenzel

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CBS NEWS: “Timeless allure of swing dancing”

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This past weekend’s broadcast of CBS Sunday Morning featured a segment on the “timeless allure of swing dancing,” featuring Lincoln Center’s annual celebration of swing, Midsummer Night Swing.

"You see people come off the dance floor, they’re smiling or they’re laughing," said Norma Miller, a festival regular for many years. "It’s not too many things that do that like swing dance."

(Photo: Kevin Yatarola)

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Count Basie, Jimmy Rushing & Joe Williams: at Newport 1962

This German TV clip has better quality than some other versions of this celebrated 1962 Newport meeting of both the old and new blues shouters of the Basie band: Jimmy Rushing and Joe Williams.

-Scott Wenzel

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Benny Goodman Sextet - “AC/DC Current” from Charlie Christian: The Genius of the Electric Guitar (Amazon MP3)

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Carlos Sampayo and José Muñoz did a Billie Holiday biocomic in 1991

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Ellington All-Stars: C-Jam Blues

An absolutely delicious version of “C-Jam Blues” performed by an Ellington small group (an All-Star Octet) at the Sanremo Jazz Festival in Italy on March 22 1964. Rolf Ericson, Lawrence Brown, Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney, Bibi Rovére (bass), and Sam Woodyard make up the group.

-Scott Wenzel

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Big Sid Catlett: the Essentials
Technically, musically and visually the outstanding drummer Sid Catlett was perfectly adaptable for any band small or large. Drummerworld shares some essential film clips plus the live recorded concert of the Esquire All American Jazz Band featuring Big Sid.
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Big Sid Catlett: the Essentials

Technically, musically and visually the outstanding drummer Sid Catlett was perfectly adaptable for any band small or large. Drummerworld shares some essential film clips plus the live recorded concert of the Esquire All American Jazz Band featuring Big Sid.

-Scott Wenzel
Listen and View Photos…

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