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Rosalie Allen: Chime Bells

1940's

Rosalie Allen: Chime Bells

Rosalie Allen: Chime Bells - 1940's

Who doesn’t love a great yodeler? It’s Rosalie Allen, who taught herself to play music as a child in Pennsylvania on her brother’s guitar. Involving herself with radio, she scored her first hit covering Patsy Montana’s “I Want to Be a Cowboy’s Sweetheart.” In this piece, Rosalie sees her beau off to war, a scenario […]

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A Day in the Death of Donny B

1969

A Day in the Death of Donny B

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 him, his family, people in the neighborhood, functionaries in the system, however, know what’s in store . . . The degradation of junkie-life. A surprisingly non-sanctimonious anti-heroin film, this 1969 cautionary tale uses a docudrama motif […]

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Jimmy Wakely & Mary Ford: You Are My Sunshine

1940's

Jimmy Wakely & Mary Ford: You Are My Sunshine

Jimmy Wakely & Mary Ford: You Are My Sunshine - 1940's

In this clip, western-swing act Jimmy Wakely & the Sunshine Girls perform “You Are My Sunshine.” Jimmy Wakely was a Hollywood B-Western personality. With his career zenith during the studio system, Wakely would star in cowboy matinees and be featured in a comic book series. “You are my Sunshine,” one of the most covered songs […]

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RCA-Victor Magic of Music

1957

RCA-Victor Magic of Music

RCA-Victor Magic of Music - 1957

Take any home. Your home! Set it aglow with the magic of music. Then watch as it opens a new world of fun and enjoyment for you and your family. It’s RCA Victor’s brilliant new best of ’57 albums including the artistry of Frankie Carle … Lena Horne … Harry Belafonte … Free and easy […]

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Bill Powers: Caroline

1930's

Bill Powers: Caroline

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 with few if any informative references online, he is accompanied by the similarly under-appreciated member of the Brown Sisters on piano.

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Cliff Crofford & Billy Mize: Waterloo

1959

Cliff Crofford & Billy Mize: Waterloo

Cliff Crofford & Billy Mize: Waterloo - 1959

In this clip multi-instrumentalists and all-around talents Cliff Crofford & Billy Mize perform rollicking, stomping rendition of Waterloo. From 1959, this number is another prime example of the world famous Bakersfield Sound.

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Revolutionary New Triumph in Tape

1958

Revolutionary New Triumph in Tape

Revolutionary New Triumph in Tape - 1958

Revolutionary New Triumph in Tape is a marketing film targeting retailers and salesmen about the tsunami of new stereo products that would flood the market in 1958. Let Bob Baggs, Marketing Manager of RCA Victor’s Radio and Victrola Division, take you on a journey through the miracle of 2-in-1 RCA Victor Stereo Orthophonic High Fidelity […]

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