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Saturday, April 14, 2007

Rhythm and Blues Revue

Rhythm and Blues Revue (1955) [IMDb] is in Public Domain and is according to Internet Archive a "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."

Here's a wild and fun clip from the film with an exciting exotica vibe,
Lionel Hampton - Bongo Interlude:

Clip added by weirdovideos

Bonus: Don't forget to pick up the 1951 8-track LP "Here's Gates" with Lionel Hampton ('Bongo Interlude' is one of the tracks) posted and shared by Brad over at MoodieToonz last year. It's still there. And it's still swingin'!