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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Soundies: A Musical History Hosted by Michael Feinstein

Here's another interesting jazz program on Philadelphia's public tv station, WHYY-TV:

Soundies: A Musical History Hosted by Michael Feinstein
Saturday, March 31 at 8 p.m.

Before television and MTV, there were "soundies" — three-minute, black-and-white films featuring the era's hottest big band, jazz and swing-era artists, including Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway and Count Basie. The best of these performances, meticulously restored to pristine quality, are presented along with new interviews that explore their role as the forerunners to today's music videos.

(Totally unrelated...I just ran across this funny Lily Tomlin quote: "We're all in this together -- by ourselves.")

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