Black Music from the 1940s

Classic music from Hollywood’s golden era. Impeccable talent! These artists persevered despite the burdens and prejudice that were placed upon them.

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0:12:13 Delta Rhythm Boys in “Take the ‘A’ Train” (1941).
0:14:46 Fats Waller in “Your Feet’s Too Big (1941).
0:17:45 Count Basie Orchestra in “Take Me Back, Baby” (with vocal by Jimmy Rushing) (1941).
0:20:19 “Preacher and the Bear” featuring The Jubalaires (vocal quartet)
0:23:23 “Ring Those Bells” (Black children vocal quintet, unidentified; Possibly The Cabin Kids.)
0:24:22 The Ali Baba Trio in “Patience and Fortitude” (1946) (featuring Valaida Snow singing and playing jazz trumpet – with trio of guitar, bass and accordion!)
0:27:06 “Rocco Blues” featuring Maurice Rocco (piano and vocal)
0:30:00 Gloria Grey sings “Oh By Jingo” (looks later, circa 1950 or so)
0:32:42 “I Want A Man”, sung by Annisteen Allen and accompanied by Lucky Millinder and his Orchestra (huge big band, 1943).
0:35:36 Woman jazz harpist (LaVilla Tulos) playing “Swanee River”.

 

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