Martha Davis & Her Spouse – 1950’s

It’s clear that Martha Davis wears the pants in this relationship. Influenced by the great Fats Waller, she and her

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Louis Jordan: How Long Must I Wait for You – 1940’s

Louis Jordan performs “How Long Must I Wait for You” with his Timpany Five. Considered by some to be no

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Whistler & His Jug Band: Foldin’ Bed – 1929

Whistler & His Jug Band came up out of Louisville, Kentucky, and became the first recorded jug band, according to

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Flapper Chorus Line with Ted Weems Orchestra – 1930

You know you’ve made the Big Time when you’re leading a band that’s accompanied with a chorus line of perky

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Lionel Hampton: Bongo Interlude – 1950’s

Lionel Hampton performs Bongo Interlude, a number that oozes with the exotica motifs prevalent in American pop culture at that

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Newsreel: Satchmo Swings the Congo – 1960

This newsreel from 1960 accounts of the genius Louis Armstrong’s fateful trip to Africa.            

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A Jazz Etude – Serendipitously Surreal

In this serendipitously surreal short “A Jazz Etude,” tap dance extraordinaire Billy Burt dances up a storm in top hat,

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Ruth Brown: Raining Teardrops from My Eyes – 1950’s

Ruth Brown performs Raining Teardrops from My Eyes live in 1955.               Share Google Plus reddit Tweet

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