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El Fiel Enamorado

1929

El Fiel Enamorado

Estudiantina Invencibal: El Fiel Enamorado (The Faithful Lover) - 1929

Estudiantina Invencibal: El Fiel Enamorado (The Faithful Lover) – 1929 It is often wrongly assumed that estudian-inos were “student” bands when really they were just another expression of the same Cuban music tradition as the Sextetos and Septetos. The main differences were that the number of musicians in estudiantinas was not fixed at 6 or […]

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Mary, Don’t You Weep

1920's

Mary, Don’t You Weep

Mary, Don't You Weep - 1920's

A field recording from an unknown band recorded singing “Mary Don’t You Weep” shot in the 1920’s. Oh, Mary, don’t you weep, don’t you mourn Oh, Mary, don’t you weep, don’t you mourn Pharaoh’s army got drowned-ed. Oh, Mary, don’t weep Oh, Mary, don’t you weep, don’t you mourn. Oh, Mary, don’t you weep, don’t […]

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Take Me Back to Oklahoma

1940

Take Me Back to Oklahoma

Feature Film: Take Me Back to Oklahoma - 1940

  Bob Wills’ feature film debut including performances with Leon McAuliffe and Tex Ritter. Bob Wills is one of the most important musicians in the history of 20th century country music. The King of Western Swing, Wills’ songs have become an influential part of the repertoire of Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Waylon Jennings, […]

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Hawaiian Hula Song

1940's

Hawaiian Hula Song

Ana Lani & Ray Kinney: Hawaiian Hula Song w/Steel Guitar - 1940's

Hawaiian Hula Song, a classic. A seductive beauty does the hula while a duo play on guitar and slide. During the last third of the song, the rhythm picks up, becoming swingy. Where Hawaiian traditional and American Jazz meet, practically western swing.  

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Bela Lam & Family: Poor Little Benny

1920's

Bela Lam & Family: Poor Little Benny

Bela Lam & Family: Poor Little Benny - 1920's

Virginia native Zanddervon Beliah Lamb, renamed Bela Lam by Okeh Records, performs the song Poor Little Benny with wife Rose Meadows. With Bela’s brother-in-law Paul and son Alva, they became local favorites near the Blue Ridge Mountain region in the 1920’s, eventually being called to New York City to record six songs. Influenced by the […]

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Louis Jordan: You Gotta have a Beat

1940's

Louis Jordan: You Gotta have a Beat

Louis Jordan: You Gotta have a Beat - 1940's

In this film, Louis Jordan is going to school you on the difference between now and then, between yesterday and today, between the new and the old. Even back in the 1940’s, this ingenious musician, lyricist and performer, Louis Jordan, had it right. To this day, no one still could disagree & Today You Gotta […]

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