Harlem Roots, Vol. 1: The Big Bands (1988)

Genres - Music, Film, TV & Radio  |   Sub-Genres - Instrumental Music, Vocal Music  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |  
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Synopsis by Alice Day

Storyville Films presents this series of short music programs, originally produced between 1941 and 1947. Called "Soundies," these popular films were shown in a jukebox machine called a Panoram. In Harlem Roots, Vol. 1: The Big Bands, four of the most famous big band leaders perform, including Duke Ellington ("I Got it Bad, and That Ain't Good"), Cab Calloway ("Foo a Little Boogaloo"), Count Basie ("Take Me Back Baby"), and Lucky Millinder ("Hello, Bill").



bandleader, Big-Band, short-films, music