YouTube: An hour of RnB

Posted on: Monday, Aug 24, 2009

….and I mean the old fashioned definition of rhythm and blues, not the new modern fangled version of the term.

Strictly speaking this is a Google video and not a YouTube but still, putting aside the sub Morcambe and Wise stage banter there’s some great stuff here.

Musical variety show filmed at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York City featuring a cast of popular African-American performers: Willie Bryant, Freddie Robinson, Lionel Hampton, Count Basie, Faye Adams, Bill Bailey, Herb Jeffries, Amos Milburn, Sarah Vaughan, Nipsey Russell, Big Joe Turner, Martha Davis, Little Buck, Nat ‘King’ Cole, Mantan Moreland, Cab Calloway and Ruth Brown.

The Amos Milburn section alone is worth the price of admission.

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