Some thirty years before the music video clip was invented, movie studios produced short musical films known as "soundies." They were shown in coin operated projection machines located in nightclubs, bars, restaurants and other public places. If it were not for the invention of soundies many artists would have no visual documents of their early works. This DVD presents a collection of "soundies" by Nat King Cole, Cab Calloway, Count Basie and Fats Waller.
12 tracks including "Calypso Blues," "Long About Midnight" and "Ain't Misbehavin'."
"Soundies" were the forerunners of today's music videos, and during the jazz age many were produced that were shown in small coin operated machines that you would find in bars and restaurants. For many jazz artists, these were the only ways many fans could watch their heroes perform. This collection contains soundies from the likes of Nat "King" Cole ("Got a Penny Blues," "Come to Baby Do"), Cab Calloway ("Long About Midnight," "They Call Us Jitterbugs"), Fats Waller ("Ain't Misbehavin'," "Honeysuckle Rose," "The Joing Is Jumpin'"), The Mills Brothers ("Caravan") and the Count Basie Orchestra ("The Band Parade," "Count Basie Boogie).
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