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Cab Calloway: Minnie the Moocher

1950's

Cab Calloway: Minnie the Moocher

Cab Calloway: Minnie the Moocher - 1950's

Performing his signature number, Cab Calloway sings Minnie the Moocher in this performance from the 1950’s. As ever he adds a few surprises like the sexy shadow dancer gyrating in the background and a new spin on his familiar scat singing. Born in New York State with a middle class upbringing, Calloway’s parents pushed him […]

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Black Music in America

1970's

Black Music in America

Black Music in America: From Then Till Now - 1970's

This tremendous educational documentary from the mid-1970’s examines the priceless contributions of African-Americans to musical heritage, so closely tied to their unique history in the United States. From Africa upon slave ships captive immigrants brought with them melodies, cadences and rhythms that inarguably gave rise to music considered ‘modern’ today. Beginning with the genius Louis […]

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Anatomy Of A Murder World Premiere

1950's

Anatomy Of A Murder World Premiere

Anatomy Of A Murder World Premiere - 1959

Anatomy of a Murder, directed by Otto Preminger in 1959, was based on a novel by Michigan Supreme Court Justice John D. Voelker writing under the pseudonym Robert Traver. Starring James Stewart, Ben Gazzara, Lee Remick, George C. Scott, and Duke Ellington, who wrote the soundtrack,Anatomy of a Murder was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including best […]

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