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Jack Johnson: Tiger Rag

1930's

Jack Johnson: Tiger Rag

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, showing that he is quick on his feet both in the ring and on the stage. After defeating James J. Jeffries in original “Fight of the Century” in 1910, Jack Johnson became a cultural icon in […]

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Sweet Sue, Just You

1940's

Sweet Sue, Just You

Soundie: Sweet Sue, Just You - 1940s

This short, a swingy rendition of the classic jazz standard Sweet Sue, Just You, includes chorus lines, neat harmonies, and loads of tap dancing. A Broadway-like number set to film, this short played in 1940s movie theaters between the Bugs Bunny cartoon and a B-movie. A popular song composed in 1928 by Victor Young and […]

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Art Is …

1970's

Art Is …

Art Is ... - 1971

“Art is … ” produced in 1971 by the Associated Councils of the Arts is a documentary that delves into the real meaning of art. What is art? There are many ways to express it, many ways to define it, and no single answer. Ask the artist or a person on the street. We each […]

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