Jack Johnson: Tiger Rag – 1930s

  In this clip, the great boxer Jack Johnson, Heavyweight Champion of the World (1908–1915), conducts the song Tiger Rag,

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Cumberland Ridge Runners: Goofus – 1930’s

In this clip form the 1930s, the Cumberland Ridge Runners perform “Goofus,” a request from a member of the audience of

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Charlie Williams: Long Black Veil – 1959

In this clip, Charlie Williams, backed up by Joe Maphis, performs a solid rendition of Long Black Veil, made famous by

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Happy Birthday, Stanley Kubrick.

Marking the 90th birthday of Stanley Kubrick, we take a look back at his earliest film, The Day of the Fight from 1951.

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Trip to Where – 1967

Trip to Where is a propaganda film produced by the US Navy to warn sailors on shore leave about indulging

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The Havana-Madrid Show – 1941

The Havana-Madrid Show featuring Maya’s Pan-American Orchestra and Carlos and Zedra from 1941.              

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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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Delta Rhythm Boys – Dry Bones

The Delta Rhythm Boys perform one of their most famous songs Dry Bones.  Feel free to sing along! Ezekiel connected

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Calypso Blues – Nat King Cole

Tremendous performance of Calypso Blues by one of the true originators of modern popular music, Nat King Cole. In this

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Modern Czechoslovakia – 1970’s

To the tune of Mozart’s A Little Night Music, we take a tour through the height of modernity in early

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