Duke Ellington’s Black and Tan – 1929

Duke Ellington makes his film debut in the short produced in 1929 based on his pivotal composition Black and Tan

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The Brown Sisters: Underneath the Harlem Moon – 1930’s

In this clip, the undocumented Brown sisters sing the number “Underneath the Harlem Moon.” The soulful trio starts the song

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Drugs: A Day in the Death of Donny B. – 1969

Poor Donny B. . . . Forever wandering the streets looking for that fix to end all fixes. Those around

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Bill Powers: Caroline – 1930’s

In this re-discovered clip, the classically trained Bill Powers sings an operatic rendition of the song Caroline. A performer with

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