Acorn Media announces the June 12, 2007 DVD release of Jumpin’ & Jivin’ Volume 1, which includes 27 rare performances by more than 20 artists and their back-up bands.
From the hidee-hidee-hidee-hi of Cab Calloway to the swingin’ sounds of Artie Shaw, see and hear performances of timeless classics by the jazz greats of the 1940s and ’50s. Culled from an archive of rare short films called the first music videos—many made for Soundie machines, the visual jukeboxes of the era—this collection allows you to experience jazz as it was performed in the nightclubs and music halls where it was born.
You’ll be jumpin’ and jivin’ to the sounds of Louis Jordan (“Honey Chile”), Fats Waller (“Ain’t Misbehavin’”, “Honeysuckle Rose,” “Your Feet’s Too Big”), the Count Basie Orchestra (“Take Me Back Baby”), Gene Krupa (“Let Me Off Uptown”), the Delta Rhythm Boys (“Take the ‘A’ Train”), the Treniers (“It’s Rock, It’s Roll, It’s Swing”), Dizzy Gillespie (“Oop Bob Sh Bam”), Lena Horne (“Unlucky Woman”), Billy Eckstein (“Rhythm in a Riff”), Duke Ellington (“Sophisticated Lady”), and many more.
Headquartered in suburban Washington, D.C., Acorn Media distributes distinctive home video releases to the North American market with a special focus on the best of British television. Acorn’s DVD sets are available from select retailers, catalog companies, and direct from Acorn Media at (888) 870-8047 or www.acornonline.com.
Street: June 12, 2007
DVD: Approx. 85 min.
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