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

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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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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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Zip Code with the Swingin’ Six – 1960’s

As the American communities and cities grew in the mid-twentieth century, so did the complexity of managing the immense mass

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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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Amazing Tap Dancing with Little Buck – 1955

Tap dancer Conrad “Little Buck” Buckner was most know for his appearances on television variety shows in the 1950’s and

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Flapper Chorus Line with Ted Weems Orchestra – 1930

You know you’ve made the Big Time when you’re leading a band that’s accompanied with a chorus line of perky

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Amalia Aguila: Afro Mood – 1940’s

Exotic burlesque dancer short from the forties, with a faux-Arabian theme. Perhaps something you would have seen in Havana after

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A Few Moments with Eddie Cantor

Stage, radio and film star Eddie Cantor puts on a classic vaudeville routine including a few jokes in between breaking

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Tica Ti – Tica Ta – 1942

Tica Ti Tica Ta, produced in 1942, stars “dynamite swing singer” Ginger Harmon and vaudeville dancing team the Mercer Brothers.

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