Featuring commentary from historians and the performers themselves, this program traces the roots of the music of the Harlem Renaissance, its social impact on society and its eventual acceptance in mainstream culture.
Includes classic performance footage and interviews from Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and more!
Program: Fats Waller (This Joint Is Jumpin' Ain't Misbehaving Your Feets Too Big) Bill "Bojangles" Robinson (Let's Scuffle) Dorothy Dandridge (Easy Street) Cab Calloway (We The Cats Will Hep You) Mills Brothers (Caravan Cielito Lindo) Tiny Grimes (Romance Without Finance) Duke Ellington (Cottontail Satin Doll) Count Basie (The Start of Something Big Take Me Back Baby) Dizzy Gillespie (Salt Peanuts) Sidney Bechet (Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen) Nat King Cole (Frim Fram Sauce I'm A Shy Guy That's My Girl Calypso Blues) Louis Armstrong (Swingin' On Nothin') and others.
“The performances are great to have on a single DVD and the songs roll past so quickly and non-stop that when it all comes to an end, its hard to believe 75 minutes passed.” - James Plath, DVDTown
Featuring: Cab Calloway Fats Waller Duke Ellington Count Basie and more!
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