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Louis Jordan: How Long Must I Wait for You

1940

Louis Jordan: How Long Must I Wait for You

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 more than a long running novelty act, back in the day he battled Chick Webb and conceived lyrics with wit that rivals Dylan or any modern-day rapper.

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Ozark Jubilee Boys: Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On

1959

Ozark Jubilee Boys: Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On

Ozark Jubilee Boys: Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On - 1959

Ozark Jubilee Boys perform “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” live in this country tinged version of Jerry Lee Lewis’s rhythm & blues hit. Witness rockabilly in the making as this young western swing band goes rock & roll. According to Wikipedia – The origins of the song are disputed, but the writing is co-credited to […]

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Independence Day

1940

Independence Day

Independence Day 1940

Strike up the band. Let’s celebrate the great day on which the Declaration of Independence was signed … July 4, 1776 … Be happy … Be glad we are living in the good old USA. Land of the free .. Home of fair play July 4th, 1940. PS: Get Well Soon.

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Greenwich Village Sunday

1960

Greenwich Village Sunday

Greenwich Village Sunday - 1960

Take a stroll through the streets, parks and neighborhoods that make up Greenwich Village. Before Washington Square became the NYU undergrad film school back lot, the area was known for its street art, spontaneous hootenannies, poetry jam sessions and neighborhood fairs. Take a walk around the Village before it became too cool for you.  

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Whistler’s Jug Band: Foldin’ Bed

1929

Whistler’s Jug Band: Foldin’ Bed

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 R Crumb’s Heroes of Blues, Jazz & Country. They recorded at least twenty-one songs between 1924 and 1931. The names of the musicians remain unknown.    

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Ted Weems Orchestra

1930's

Ted Weems Orchestra

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 flappers. But then again, if you’re Ted Weems in the early 1930’s, this is the life of a famous radio bandleader. Just another day at the beach on the Eastern Seaboard during the Jazz Age, […]

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American Gothic Cornflakes

1960's

American Gothic Cornflakes

American Gothic Cornflakes - 1960's

Amazing to think that professional people got paid to cook up masterpieces such as Gothic American Cornflakes. But are times really different today, forty years later? The recipe is quite simple, really. Take one part cornflakes, one part current youth culture cliche, throw in a little General Mills dough, then marinade in Madison Avenue saccharin and […]

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Anti-War March ’67

1967

Anti-War March ’67

Newsreel: Anti-War March - 1967

In this clip from 1967, newsreel presenter Ed Herlihy narrates  the anti-Vietnam War marches which took place in New York City, San Francisco, and across the US. Martin Luther King, Jr. petitions the UN, students burn their draft cards at demonstrations, and anti-anti-Vietnam protesters make their support of the conflict known. Fifty years later, we […]

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