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Louis Armstrong Concert Poster - UnFramed LOUIS ARMSTRONG
Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong was the founding father of popular jazz and dixieland-style music in the 20th century. Along with Ellington and Crosby he ranks as one of the most influential artists of modern American music. This volume features extracts of concerts, soundies and other short subjects that give us an overview of this gentle giant of jazz who, despite many social obstacles, rose above and beyond category! Music titles include " I'll Be Glad When Your Dead You Rascal You", "Shine" , "When It's Sleepy-time Down South", "Ces't Si Bon" , "Someday", "Jerry" , "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen" , "When the Saints Go Marchin' In" , "Back Home Again in Indiana", " Bucket's got a Hole in It" , "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" , " Tiger Rag" , "Blueberry Hill" , "Hello Dolly" , and others.
(A-474) Color and B & W. approximately 100 minutes...$14.98 plus shipping and handling

ALL NEGRO MUSICALS

Here's a collection of one and two-reel short subjects featuring prominent Black artists of the 20's and 30's. Ethel Waters stars in "BUBBLING OVER" singing such songs as "Taking Your Time", "Darkies Never Dream" and "Company's Comin' Tonight". In "BOOGIE WOOGIE DREAM", Lena Horne stars with jazz piano greats Albert Aamons and Pete Johnson and Teddy Wilson & his Orchestra. Highlights include "Unlucky Woman" and "Boogie Woogie Dream". Ethel Waters returns with Sammy Davis, Jr. singing such songs as "Stay On Your Own Side" , "I'll Be Glad When Your Dead You Rascal You", "Am I Blue?" and "Underneath A Harlem Moon". Eubie Blake, The Nicholas Brothers and Nina Mae McKinney star in "PIE, PIE BLACKBIRD" which features such numbers as "It Takes a Blackbird to make the Sweetest Pie", "Memories of You", "Everything I've Got Belongs To You" and "I'll Be Glad When Your Dead You Rascal You". The great blues singer Bessie Smith stars in her only known film appearence singing the title song, "ST. LOUIS BLUES".
(A-161) B & W sound approximately 100 minutes.................$14.98 plus shipping and handling

THE BIG BANDS of the 40's

The golden age of the Big Bands started in 1936 and continued until after World War 2. Never before or since was there such a wide variety of orchestras. This volume features such greats as Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Charlie Barnet and many more.
1 "SEMPER FIDELIS SWING".....................Larry Clinton & his Orch
2 "MY BUDDY".............................................Larry Clinton & his Orch
3 "DIPSEY DOODLE"...................................Larry Clinton & his Orch
4 "BOOGIE WOOGIE BUGLE BOY".........Mitchell Ayers & his Orch
5 "NOLA".....................................................Vincent Lopez & his Orch
6 "OVERNIGHT".........................................Vincent Lopez & his Orch
7 "I'M TIRED OF WAITING FOR YOU".......Will Bradley & his Orch
8 "WAIT TILL THE SUN SHINES NELLIE"..Bob Chester & his Orch
9 "COUNT ME IN"....................................Claude Thornhill & his Orch
10 "DON'T SIT UNDER THE APPLE TREE".Johnny Messner & Orch
11 "LET'S DO IT (Let's Fall in Love).................Tony Pastor & his Orch
12 "OH, MARIE"..............................................Tony Pastor & his Orch
13 "SHINE"................................................Louis Armstrong & his Orch
14 "TIGER RAG".............................................Victor Young & his Orch
15 "SIX FLATS UNFURNISHED"............Benny Goodman & his Orch
16 "THE HAWK TALKS"........Duke Ellington & Orch w/ Louis Bellson
17 "BARNET'S BLUES"................................Charlie Barnet & his Orch
18 "DANCE OF RENOWN"............Les Brown & his Band of Renown
19 "TV SPECIAL".......................................Lionel Hampton & his Orch
20 "RIDE, RED, RIDE!"..............................Lucky Millender & his Orch
(A-171) B & W sound approximately 1 hour...........................$12.98 plus shipping and handling


BEAT BEAT BEAT! Germany's Swinginest 60's Music TV

Featuring The Hollies, The Animals, The Troggs, Peter & Gordon, Spencer Davis Group, Thie Kinks and many more.
(A-566 ) B & W ....................approximately 2 hrs........................$12.98 plus shipping & handling


THE BIG BANDS of the 30's

This collection includes the following big bands: Abe Lyman and his Orchestra, Rita Rio and her Orchestra, Ramon Ramos and his Rainbow Room Orchestra, Russ Morgan and his Orchestra, Clyde McCoy and his Orchestra, Jerry Livingston and his Orchestra and Clyde Lucas and his Orchestra.
(A-551) B & W sound approximately 75 minutes...........................$19.98 plus shipping and handling

A Salute to the BIG BANDS
Jackie Gleason hosts this one hour broadcast* with live performances on the same stage by Duke Ellington, followed by Les and Larry Elgart, Freddy Martin, Sammy Kaye, The Glenn Miller Orchestra fronted by Buddy DeFranco, Guy Lombardo and finishing up with Count Basie!
Duke Ellington leads off with such hits as "Satin Doll", "Take the "A" Train", "Jam With Sam" and "Things Aint's What They Used To Be". Les and Larry Elgart perform a set that includes "Harlem Nocturne" and "A Taste of Honey". Freddy Martin and his band show much versatility as they swing such reliables as "Hut Sut Ralston", "Intermetzo", "Nicaragua", "Mardi Gras" "Bumble Boogie" "The Sabre Dance" and more! Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye in such great hits as "On The Street Where You Live", "It Isn't Fair", "Harbor Lights" sung by The Cadets, and "Smiles". The Glenn Miller Orchestra lead by Buddy DeFranco do the great Miller favorites including "Moonlight Serenade", "At Last" and the national anthem of swing, "In The Mood". Guy Lombardo swings up a storm with a big band version of a contemporary hit, "Red Roses for a Blue Lady" and the jazz perennial "High Society". Count Basie concludes this memorable evening with a medley of his great rhythmic numbers!
BONUS SHORTS; A collection of 1940's era Big Band short subjects featuring Freddy Martin, Glenn Miller's Band, Tex Beneke, Les Brown, Frankie Carle and Ray Noble.
* = Army-Air Force TV version has no commercials and the hour long show only runs 50 minutes in this version but content is complete
(A-844) B & W sound approximately 1 hour 50 minutes...........................$12.98 plus shipping and handling

 

PAT BOONE SHOWS
Popular 50's teen favorite Part Boone is featured in two shows. First, he is joined by guest stars Jimmy Dean and actress Gina Lolabrigada.
In the second show, his guests include puppet ventriloquist Jimmy Nelson and Danny O'Day, comic Stubby Kaye and singers The Fontane Sisters.
(A-398) B & W ..........approximately 60 minutes...............................$12.98 plus shipping and handling

 

THE VICTOR BORGE SHOW Vol. 1 1951
Enjoy this wonderful pianist and comical musical interpreter in these early "live" shows, complete with Kellogg's commercials as aired. Our first show includes a love story skit...showing only feet! Victor watches a baby for a neighbor--with comical, as well as musical results. Our second show is the last show of the season, and while Victor tries to rent the apartment, many unusual characters are applicants. Frankie Thomas (Tom Corbett, Space Cadette) visits the show...he will take over the time slot. Of course, both shows contain the wondrous piano, improvisation, and the wit of Victor Borge.
(A-00-MC113) B & W ...............approx. 60 minutes............... $19.95 plus S & H

THE VICTOR BORGE SHOW Vol. 2 1951
You loved our first volume, now here’s two more wonderful shows complete with commercials.
(A-00-MC239) B &  W ...............approx. 60 minutes............... $19.95 plus S & H

 

Johnny Cash Show
This variety musical show features guest Roy Orbison, Phil Harris, Bobbie Martin, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Statler Brothers,and June Carter
Johnny opens with "I Walk the Line". Johnny's first guest is Roy Orbison who performs "Crying". Johnny joins in for some banter then helps out with Roy's classic "Pretty Woman". Bobbi Martin next sings "Your Cheatin' Heart", "The Tennessee Waltz". Come along and ride this train segment is next as Johnny sings "This Land is My Land". Phil Harris  is next. Johnny teams up with Phil in "That's What I Like About The South". Creedence Clearwater Revival perform "Bad Moon On the Rise" and "Proud Mary (Rollin' on the River)". Johnny returns with "Folsom Prison Blues". and "You're The One I Need". June Carter duets with Johnny in "Fever". The finale is "Battle Hymn of the Republic" featuring Johnny, The Carter Family and The Statler Brothers.
BONUS SHOW ;
Johnny Cash Show This variety musical show features guest The Monkees, Joni Mitchell, Roy Clark and Ed Ames.
(A-713)  Color ............approximately 2 hours total .......................$14.98 plus S &

 

CHICAGO
AND ALL THAT JAZZ

 

This is a history of jazz with some of it's brightest pioneers performing. From the roots of jazz to the original dixieland jazz band to swing, bop and boogie Woogie they're all represented and performed by this all-star assemblage including Jack Teagarden, Blossom Seeley, Mae Barnes, Meade Lux Lewis (piano), Al Minns, Leon James Dancers, Yank Lawson (trumpet), Roland DuPont (trombone),Paul Ricci (clarinet), Johnny Guarnieri (piano),Cliff Leeman (drums), Henry "Red" Allen (trumpet), "Kid" Ory (trombone), "Buster" Bailey (clarinet), Lil Armstrong (piano), Johnny St. Cyr (banjo), Milt Hinton (string bass), Zutty Singleton (drums), Jimmy McPartland (trumpet), Pee Wee Russell (clarinet), Bud Freeman (tenor sax), Joe Sullivan (piano), Eddie Condon (guitar), Bobby Haggart (bass), Gene Krupa (drums), Carl "Doc" Severinson (trumpet) and others plus host Gary Moore. Remember, this is not a compilation but a live studio performance by all these legends together! A real jazz roof raiser!
(A-535) B & W ........................approximately 1 hour........$14.98 plus shipping and handling

ROSEMARY CLOONEY with Buster Keaton & Judy Canova
Two programs are represented here as Buster Keaton does a delightful skit in the tradition of his silent days. In a second skit he plays a Keystone-style Cop. Judy Canova guests on the second show and performs hillbilly-style and straight. Songs include "Mean To Me", "Swinging On A Star", and "It's A Lovely Day". Also featured are Nelson Riddle and The Hi Lo's.
(A-388-E) B & W ..................approximately 55 minutes total.......$20.00 plus shipping and handling

 

PERRY COMO'S KRAFT MUSIC HALL
Joining Perry Como are rock 'n' roll favorite Bobby Rydell (singing "That Old Black Magic" and "Old Man River"), Katerina Valente (singing "Stella by Starlight", and others), Don Adams before his Get Smart era does stand up comedy   routines on airlines and old movies also a skit about airport customs inspectors with Perry. Also on hand are dancer Peter Generro with The Ray Charles Singers and Mitchell Ayers and his Orchestra.
Perry sings "No Other Love", "Solo Tu", "Swinging Down the Lane" and "Portrait of My Love".
BONUS SHOW : KRAFT MUSIC HALL This was the last show of the season and except for Paul Lynde, Perry's guests are the members of his crew and they play it loose and funny with party skits (including Perry's writers impersonating Laurel & Hardy!). A loose and funny change of pace from the usually scripted and confined formats of variety shows. Also Mitchell Ayers and his Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers.
(A-640 ) B & W ....................approximately 120 minutes.................$9.98 plus shipping & handling

PERRY COMO'S CHRISTMAS MUSIC HALL
This edition of the Kraft Music Hall in addition to the Christmas songs features guests Betty Grable singing and dancing in her great Vegas revue style! She also sings with Perry such Harry James hits as "The Music Maker", "It Seems I've Heard That Song Before", "I Had the Craziest Dream", "You Made Me Love You", "Ciri-ciri-bin"), Brenda Lee (singing "I'm Sorry" "Gonna Get along without You Now"),Joey Heatherton, Brook Benton (singing "Kiddio", "Fools Rush In"), Beatrice Arthur, Milt Kamen, Rene Taylor along with The Ray Charles Singers and Mitchell Ayers and his Orchestra saluting Harry James' great instrumentals. Perry sings "It's Beginning to look a Lot Like Christmas", "The Christmas Song", "In the Garden",
"What'll I Do?", "They Can't Take that Away From Me", "This Partner in Paradise".
BONUS SHOW : KRAFT MUSIC HALL with Perry's guests Nat King Cole, Rosemary Clooney, Gail "Annie Oakley" Davis" and Rin Tin Tin.
(A-641 )  B & W ...................complete network with commercials 120 minutes ............$9.98 plus shipping & handling

BING CROSBY & PERRY COMO
Bing Crosby and Perry Como trade guest shots on each others shows. First is Bing's TV show with Perry as his guest. Then from two weeks later, Bing guests on Perry Como's show. The good humor and warmth between the two is quite apparent as they thoroughly enjoy themselves in the various medleys they engage in as they poke fun at their casual relaxed manner.
(A-846) B & W.......................approx. 110 minutes............................$14.95 + shipping and handling




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Duke Ellington; An American Success Story Pt. 1
Back in 1999, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birth, numerous issues of Ellingtonia have been released as far as music CD's are concerned. However, actual movie, television and concert footage has been scarce; until now!
This first volume of assembled material contains 23 selections from his early short films. These are complete and uninterrupted. No voice-overs. No "excerpts only". No pointy-headed academics to annoy or depress you! Just pure music and entertainment as it was originally intended. The early years of the late 20's through the 30's are featured in this first volume. Along with Duke are Billie Holiday, Ben Webster, Harry Carney, Cootie Williams, Ivy Anderson, Artie Whetsol and Freddy Jenkins and many more of Duke's great musicians. Among the compositions featured are "Black and Tan Fantasy", "Stormy Weather", "The Duke Steps Out", "Black Beauty", "Cotton Club Stomp", "Flaming Youth", "Same Train", "Three Little Words", "Old Man Blues", "The Laborers", "Triangle; Dance, Jealousy, Blues", "Saddest Tale", "Hymn of Sorrow", "Harlem Rhythm", "Daybreak Express" , "Oh Baby, Maybe Someday", "I've Got To Be a Rug Cutter", "Mood Indigo", "Sophisticated Lady", "It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing" ,"Don't Get Around Much Anymore", "Rockin' In Rhythm", "Stormy Weather" and "Cotton Club Bells". Among the featured settings are the Cotton Club with the synchronized dancers, and scenes of Duke rehearsing his orchestra in a recording studio..
(A-541) B & W......................approximately 60 minutes........$12.98 plus shipping and handling


Duke Ellington; An American Success Story Pt. 2

When he was born in Washington D.C. in 1899, his father was a butler in the White House. Seventy years later the President of the United States honored Duke Ellington in the White House on his birthday with the Medal of Freedom. Such was the impact of the greatest musical talent of the 20th Century. Attending the ceremonies are some of Duke's best friends and colleagues such as Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, Cab Calloway, Billy Eckstein, Dave Brubeck, Willie "The Lion" Smith, Joe Williams, Earl Hines, and many more. Concert appearances from the 50's and 60's are highlighted with such numbers as "The Mooche", "The Hawk Talks", "Take the "A" Train", "Cotton Tail", "Caravan", "I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good", "Don't Get 'round Much Anymore", "Mood Indigo", "I'm Beginning to See the Light", "Sophisticated Lady", "Banquet Theme", "Skillipoop", "Tutti For Cootie", "Afro Bosso", "Step in Time",
"Supercalifragilisticicexpialidocious", "Fly Me To The Moon", "Never On Sunday" and "Things Ain't What They Used To Be"
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(A-542) Color & B & W ..................approximately 60 minutes.................$12.98 plus shipping and handling


Duke Ellington at the Cote de Zure
This 1966 filmed concert includes some of Duke's (then recent) new compositions such as "Such Sweet Thunder", "La Plus Belle African", "Kinda Dukish", "Old Circus Train Blues" and "The Shepard". Also such great classics updated to 60's swing-jazz style as "Black and Tan Fantasy", "Creole Love Call", "The Mooch" and more. Ella Fitzgerald joins Duke and his Orchestra in such classics as "Do Nothing 'till You Hear From Me", "I'm Beginning to See The Light", "I Got It Bad and that Ain't Good", "Don't Get Round Much Anymore", "Mood Indigo" and "Cotton Tail".
(A-553) B & W ...................approximately 55 minutes.......................$12.98 plus shipping and handling


Duke Ellington Live in Concert 1964

Here's a rare treasure. A 2-hour concert with one of Duke's greatest assemblage of musicians. Three of his greatest trumpeters, Cootie Williams, Ray Nance and Cat Anderson are featured. Two of his best trombonists, Lawrence Brown and Buster Cooper are present. Sam Woodyard is at the drums. The legendary reed section is intact featuring Johnny Hodges, Jimmy Hamilton, Russell Procope, Harry Carney and Paul Gonsalves (awake and asleep!). Extended-length concert music is highlighted in complete form here such as "Afro Bossa", "Ad Lib On Nippon", "Black Brown and Beige" and other great pieces including "Midriff", "The Opener", "Chelsea Bridge", "Wailing interval from Diminuendo & Crescendo in Blue", "Satin Doll", "Sophisticated Lady", "Meow!", "Passion Flower", "Things Ain't What They Used To Be", "Jeep's Blues", "Perdido", "Tootie For Cootie", "Kinda Dukish", "Rockin' In Rhythm", "He Puffed & Puffed & Blew his Horn" and as a surprise encore, Billy Strayhorn comes out at Duke's behest and plays his own composition "Take the 'A' Train"
(A-651 ) B & W .......................approximately 2 hours ....................$12.98 plus shipping and handling 


Duke Ellington & Lionel Hampton: Big Bands 1950-53

Duke Ellington is featured first with "Sophisticated Lady", "Caravan", The Mooche", "V.I.P. Boogie", "Solitude", "Mood Indigo", "The Hawk Talks". Lionel Hampton's big band is featured in the following: "Midnight Sun", "Beulah's Boogie", "Love You Like Mad, Love You Like Crazy", "Ding Dong Baby", "Coob's Idea", "Vibe Boogie", "T.V. Special", "Bongo Interlude", "Airmail Special", "Slide Hamp Slide" and "Who Cares?".
(A-712)B & W ...................approximately 70 minutes..............$12.98 plus shipping and handling


Duke Ellington Goodyear Jazz Fest with Bobby Hackett & Mike Bryan
This is a restored edition in full high-fidelity stereo of the filmed jazz concerts by Goodyear in the early 1960's. Duke's selections are "Take the 'A' Train", "Satin Doll", "Diminuendo & Crescendo  in Blue" (aka Blow by Blow), " Things Ain't What They Used To Be", "V.I.P. Boogie", "Jam With Sam", "Kinda Dukish", and the "Goodyear Jazz Festival Theme". The Mike Bryan Sextet featuring Doc Severinsen perform "Benny's Bugle", "Blues In G", "Seven Come Eleven", "Sweet Lorraine" , and "Airmail Special". The Bobby Hackett Sextet perform "Deed I Do", "Sentimental Blues" and "Swing That Music".
(A-515 ) Color ......approximately 1 hour total....$9.98 plus shipping & handling


Duke Ellington: On the Road with Duke
A chronicle of  the life and travels of Duke Ellington. This documentary follows Duke in his travels, in hotels, airports and recording studios where he creates his music.
(A-552) Color ..................approximately 60 minute........................$14.98 plus shipping and handling

THE FABULOUS DORSEYS

Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey played themselves somewhat tongue-in-cheek as they mock their own legendary tempers and feuding life-style in this 1947 biographical musical. Top name musicians such as Paul Whiteman, Charlie Barnet, Henry Busse, Art Tatum, Ziggy Elman, Stuart Foster, Mike Pingatore and Ray Bauduc join in some memorable music sessions in this film. Also in the cast are William Lundigan, Sara Allgood, Arthur Shields, Janet Blair Bob Eberly and Helen O'Connell.
(A-092 ) B & W sound .......................approximately 90 minutes ....................$12.98



Father O'Flynn (1938 version)
Tom Burke essays the title role in the Irish-made "Father O'Flynn". Like many Hibernian films of the era, the story is allegedly based on the popular title song. Father O'Flynn's ward Macushia (Jean Adrienne) falls in love with local boy Nigel (Robert Chisholm), but her long-missing father (Denis O'Neil) reappears to gum up the works. The plot hinges on the audience's acceptance that the feisty, independent Macushia would willingly allow herself to become the virtual prisoner of her wayward father. All this is forgotten in the final scenes, when the hero settles the villain's hash with a good old donnybrook. Not surprisingly, the film is an inventory of sentimental Irish ballads, performed with verve by stars Burke and Adrienne.
(A-00-MC-261) B & W sound .......................approximately 66 minutes ....................$19.98


FIESTA  a.k.a. GAIETY
This 1940's musical featurette with a Mexican setting stars Antonio Moreno and George Givot in a musical comedy with much costume and dancing and minimal plot.
(A-091) Color ...........................approximately 50 minutes ...................$12.98 plus shipping & handling


THE GANG
(circa 1933 British)
Ralph Reader, Stuart Robinson, Richard Ainley, Gina Malo, the Original Boy Scout Gang. Musical fun with the leader of singing boy scouts whom wishes to break into the big time with some new songs he has composed. On his journey of rejections he meets a pretty singer who likes his songs. His opportunity comes when the Boy Scouts lose their lease, and the only way to buy the building is to put on a show. They sneak in a musical instead of "Faust", and the audience is delighted. You too will be delighted as this little musical has numbers reminiscence of a mini Busby Berkeley musical.
(A-00-249MC).....................55 minutes..................... $19.95 plus S & H


JUDY GARLAND (April 8, 1956)
Sponsored by General Electric, Ronald Regan hosts with Bill Goodwin announcing. Judy Garland is featured with pianist Joe Bushkin and Nelson Riddle and his Orchestra. Choreography by Peter Gennaro. Judy sings "I Fell A Song coming On" and several more in this 1956 show.
(A-414) B & W ..........30 minutes.............................................$9.98 plus shipping and handling


NIELA GOODELLE
Beautiful singer Niela Goodelle stars in four musical-comedy shorts including "SPRING IS HERE", "SLACKS APPEAL", "MELODY GIRL",  and "AIR PARADE".
(A-630-V) B & W sound ..........approximately 75 minutes total .............$9.98 plus shipping and handling


HARLEM MUSIC FEST AT THE APOLLO VOL 1
All the great rhythm and blues artists, vaudeville acts from the "chitlin' circuit" and big bands appeared at the Apollo Theater in the 30's through the 50's. This is a compilation of those appearances by these great performers. Starring The Clovers, Ruth Brown, Dinah Washington, Herb Jeffries, Sarah Vaughn, Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton and many others dancers, comedians and musicians. Lionel Hampton gets the show started with "AIR MAIL SPECIAL". Other performers on the bill include Duke Ellington and his Orchestra playing "CARAVAN" , Ruth Brown sings "OH, WHAT A DREAM". Darnell and Coles perform a song and dance act. Larry Darnell sings "BE GOOD TO ME". The Larks sing "SHADRACK". Count Basie and his Orchestra play "ONE O'CLOCK JUMP". Mantan Moreland & Nipsey Russell do a comedy routine. The Clovers sing "FOOL, FOOL, FOOL". Amos Milborn is next with " I'M GONNA TELL MY MAMA". Herb Jeffries who once sang with Ellington's band and was the star of movie Westerns sings " WHEN I WRITE MY SONG". Sarah Vaughn, the sassy one, sings "THE NEARNESS OF YOU". Bill Bailey does a tap dance routine. Herb Jeffries returns to sing "AFTER HOURS". Dinah Washington, the Queen of the Blues, belts out "I DON'T HURT ANYMORE". Duke Ellington peps up the proceedings with "V.I.P. BOOGIE". Lionel Hampton returns with a hot instrumental entitled "T.V. SPECIAL". Cab Calloway and his Orchestra play the "CALLOWAY BOOGIE".
(A-162) B & W ....................approximately 70 minutes .................$12.98 plus shipping and handling


 

HARLEM MUSIC FEST
AT THE APOLLO VOL. 2

This second collection of entertainment from the great era of the Apollo Theater covers such artists as Big Joe Turner, Leonard Reed, Lionel Hampton, Ruth Brown, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Bailey, Coles and Atkins, The Clovers, and Nat "King: Cole .Joe Turner sings "OKI SHIMOKI SHI BOP", Lionel Hampton performs a different version of "AIR MAIL SPECIAL" from that in the first volume. Also Hamp performs "LOVE YOU LIKE MAN" and "JAZZ DANCER". A dance act with boogie woogie piano and organ is also on the bill. "DEAR OLD SOUTHLAND" will be familiar to listeners. Also a blues singing performance of "HEAVEN HELP THIS HEART OF MINE". After a nightclub revue of dancers we hear "CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS". Ruth Brown sings "HAVE A GOOD TIME". The King of Bee-bop Dizzy Gillespie performs three numbers; "DIZZY ATMOSPHERE", "I WAITED FOR YOU" and "BOOGIE IN C". After another piano and organ duet, Bill Bailey does a tap dance routine. The greatest of them all, Duke Ellington performs "THE MOOCHE". Larry Darnell sings "WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT ME TO DO?". Tap dance team of Coles and Atkins perform a dace routine. The Clovers sings "YOUR CASH AIN'T NOTHIN' BUT TRASH". Coles and Atkins and Leonard Reed do a comedy routine. Nat King Cole sings "THE TROUBLE WITH ME IS YOU". Duke Ellington wraps up this show with "THE HAWK TALKS" featuring Louis Bellson on the drums.   
(A163) B & W ..running time approximately 75 minutes.........$12.98 plus shipping and handling

HARLEM SYNCOPATION
Vol. 1

Here is a collection of singers, musicians and dancers who entertained during the great era of jazz clubs, vaudeville and theater.

1 "KNOCK ME OUT"...........Apos & Estrellita (comic dance team)
2 "TOOT THAT TRUMPET" .......Dewey Brown (swing band jazz)
3 "DRY BONES"....................Delta Rhythm Boys (singing quartet)
4 "JORDON JIVE" ........................ Louis Jordon and his Orchestra
5 "COME BABY DO" ..........................................Nat "King" Cole
6 "EVERYBODY'S JUMPIN' NOW"........Nobel Sissel & his Orch
7 "ERRAND BOY FOR RHYTHM" .....................Nat "King" Cole
8 "SKUNK SONG" .................................................Cab Calloway
9 "ROCCO BLUES" ..Maurice Rocco (boogie pianist, early R & R)
10 "GOT A PENNY BENNY?".............Nat "King" Cole (jive tune)
11 "TAKE THE "A" TRAIN" ..Delta Rhythm Boys ( Strayhorn tune)
12 "YOUR FEET'S TOO BIG" ....................................Fats Waller
13 "TAKE ME BACK BABY"......Count Basie with Jimmy Rushing
14 "HONEYSUCKLE ROSE" ......................................Fats Waller
15 "LAGUNA ORINI" ............Slim Gaillard (early jive& bop music)
16 "WHO'S BEEN EATIN' MY PORRAGE?" ......Nat "King" Cole
17 "LET'S SCUFFLE" .........Bill "Bojangles" Robinson ( tap dancer)
18 "AIN'T MISBEHAVIN" ..........................................Fats Waller
19 "COTTON CLUB-DOUBLE CHECK STOMP".Duke Ellington
(A-165) B & W sound ..........approximately 1 hour.................$12.98 plus shipping and handling


 

Cab Calloway Concert Poster - UnFramed

HARLEM SYNCOPATION
Vol.2

This second volume features such great performers as Bill Bojangles Robinson, Cab Calloway, Claude Hopkins, The Four Step Brothers , Muriel Rahn, and The Black Orchids.

1) "HARLEM CAMP MEETING" .........................Cab Calloway
2) "ZAZ-ZUH-ZAZ"...............................................Cab Calloway
3) "THE LADY WITH A FAN"..............................Cab Calloway
4) "I LOVE A PARADE" .......................................Cab Calloway
5) "MINNIE THE MOOCHER" ............................Cab Calloway
6) "I GOTTA RIGHT TO SING THE BLUES" ......Cab Calloway
7) "HI DE HO MIRACLE MAN"...........................Cab Calloway
8) "FRISCO FLO" .................................................Cab Calloway
9) "SOME OF THESE DAYS" ..............................Cab Calloway
10)"JITTERBUG PARTY" .....................................Cab Calloway
11)"BOJANGLE'S STOMP" ...................................Bill Robinson
12)"SONG AND DANCE" ......................................Bill Robinson
13)"MINSREL FOLLIES" .......................................Bill Robinson
14)"LOVE LOCKED OUT" ......................................Muriel Rahn
15)"LINDY HOP MEDLEY OF HITS"................Harlem Dancers
16)"GOT THE JITTERS" ...........................................Muriel Rahn
17)"WEDDING RHYTHM" .............................The Black Orchids
18)"ST. LOUIS BLUES"......................................Claude Hopkins
19)"TREES"..........................................................Claude Hopkins
20)"NAGASAKI"....................................................Step Brothers
21)"LOVELESS LOVE".......................................Claude Hopkins

(A-005) B & W ......................approximately 60 minutes .............$12.98 plus shipping and handling


 

INTERNATIONAL
P
ARADE

Here is a collection of more than 20 soundies featuring ethnic music of various types from Russian to Hawaiian. From Polkas to Gypsy dances.
1 "AT A GYPSY CAMPFIRE".........Mogiloff's Balalaika Orch w/ C. Cora
2 "CHOP, CHOP".............................Winnie Hoveler Dancers & Iris Karyl
3 "KERRY DANCE"........................Kay Lorraine with music by Merle Pitt
4 "POLKA DOT POLKA" ...................................................Carroll Hood
5 "PUMPERNICKEL POLKA"................Ann Parker and the Polkadettes
6 "OIRA POLKA"...........................................................Stanley Sielanski
7 "COME BACK TO SORRENTO"............. Al Donahue & his Orchestra
8 "LOVE DANCE OF INDIA".............................................Dona Massin
9 "WILLIAM TELL OVERTURE".....................................The Three Suns
10 "ANVIL CHORUS"......................................................The Three Suns
11 "SONG OF INDIA"......................................................The Three Suns
12 "CARAVAN"................................................................The Three Suns
13 "TICO TICO"................................................................The Three Suns
14 "MY HEART TELLS ME".............................................The Three Suns
15 "RUSSIAN MEDLEY".................................................Adia Kuznutzoff
16 "ACROSS THE SEA"...........................................Royal Hawaiian Orch
17 "THE WHISTLING BIRD"...................................Royal Hawaiian Orch
18 "COCKEYED MAYOR OF KANNEKEKUA" ..Royal Hawaiian Orch
19 "SONG OF OLD HAWAII".................................Royal Hawaiian Orch
20 "HAWAIIAN WAR CHANT"..............................Royal Hawaiian Orch
21 "DARK EYES"..........................................................Gypsy Serenaders
22 "GYPSY GUITAR DANCE".....................................Gypsy Serenaders
23 "LITTLE DUTCH MILL" ..........................Mary Gilbert with Hal Borne
(A-172) Color & B & W sound....approximately 58 minutes......$12.98 plus shipping and handling

 

Irish Song Specialties

Here is a collection of 20 great traditional Irish folk tunes by some great Irish singers. Many have sing-a-long titles below so you can join in the spirit of singing! Among those you will sing along with are Bing Crosby, Lanny Ross, Gus Van, Tommy Tucker, Clark Dennis, the Maxwell Girls and Fred Waring’s Statesmen. You won't believe the big finale as Bing Crosby and his Italian friend, Perry O'Como (!) and a French singer do one of the liveliest Irish pub medleys of traditional St. Paddy's Day songs you'll ever hear!
Songs include: It’s the Same Old Shillelagh, I’ll Take you Home Again Kathleen, Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ral, There’s Nothing Like the Smile of the Irish, When Paddy McGinty Plays the Harp, MacNamara’s Band, My Wild Irish Rose, Sweet Rosy O’Grady, Mother Machree, It’s A Long Way To Tipperary, Londonderry Air (Danny Boy), Molly O’Reilly, Hello Patsy Fegin, Rose of Trallee, How Can You Buy Kilarney, Tenderly, When Irish Eyes Are Smiling.
(A-523) B & W ......approximately 60 minutes........................................$12.98 plus shipping and handling


IT HAPPENED IN NEW ORLEANS (aka Rainbow in the River)

This wonderful 1930's musical stars Bobby Breen, May Robeson and Alan Mobray. It was directed by Kurt Neumann.
(A-692-V) B & W sound...........................................................$9.98 plus shipping and handling

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LATIN
RHYTHMS
Vol. 1

Whether they are songs and dances from Mexico, Cuba, Spain or Brazil, there is that unmistakable beat and colorful presentation. Enjoy these performers who proudly represented their culture and countries while making movies in Hollywood.

1 "PUMPA, PUMPA"..............................................The DeCastro Sisters
2 "NO CAN DO"........................................................The Dinning Sisters
3 "MAHARAJA OF MAGADOR"...........................The DeCastro Sisters
4 "MEXICAN JUMPING BEAN".......Nora Morales & his Rhumba Band
5 "CUBAN PETE".................................................................Luba Malina
6 "A GAY RANCHERO"......................................................Luba Malina
7 "SAY SI, SI".............................................Herbie Kay and Ellen Connor
8 "THRILL FROM BRAZIL"................Rosita Delva and Enrique Valadez
9 "SONG OF RENALDO"........................................Renaldo (who else?)
10"VAMOS A GOZAR"....................................................Varios & Vida
11"BEGIN THE BEGUINE"...............................................Varios & Vida
12 "LAMP OF MEMORY"............................................Yvonne DeCarlo
13 "CIELITO LINDO"...........................................................King Sisters
14 "CUBAN PETE".................................................................Desi Arnaz
15 " QUIEN?".........................................................................Anne Ayars
16 "FIESTA DANCE"............................................................Anne Ayars
17 "QUIEN SABE"...................................George Negrete & Anne Ayars
18 "PIN MARIN"....................................................................Desi Arnaz
19 "SAY SI, SI (PARA VIGOME VOY)" ..............................Desi Arnaz
20 "BABALU".........................................................................Desi Arnaz


(A-157) COLOR and B & W............approximately 55 minutes...........$12.98 plus shipping and handling

 

LATIN
RHYTHMS
Vol. 2

Here are some additional artists singing and dancing.
1 "NIGHTCLUB LATIN RHYTHM"...............................Nino and Lenora
2 "LEARNING TO SPEAK ENGLISH".Eddie LeBaron & Bertica Serrano
3 "LATIN FROM STATIN ISLAND".......Ricardo Maltalban and Gus Van
4 "TROPICAL RHYTHMS...................................................Rosito Ortego
5 "LATIN DANCE"..................................................................The Rimacs
6 " SOMBRERO".................................................................Sisters Virginia
7 " SAMBA HOY!"...................................................................The Rimacs
8 " ROUTINE".......................................................................Rosito Ortego
9 "EN EL RANCHO GRANDE"...............................................The Rimacs
10 "LA CUCARACHA"............................................................The Rimacs
11 " CABALLEROS LATIN DANCE".......................Mia Miles Foursome
12 "MY OWN"...........................................................................Jan Peerce
13 "SAY SI, SI".......................................................................Luba Malina
14 " DANCE FINALE"................................................................. Full cast
15 "RHUMBA SERENADE"...............Cyd Charisse & Mills Rhumba Orch
16 "TANGERINE"...............................................Buddy Rogers & his Orch
17 "BOMBSHELL FROM BROOKLYN"...Xavier Cugat with Lina Romay
18 "I'LL NEVER FORGET FIESTA".................................George Negrete
19 "I LOST MY HEART AT FIESTA".....................................Anne Ayars
20 "NEVER TRUST A JUMPING BEAN"...............................Anne Ayars
21 "SERENADE TO FIESTA"......................................................Full Cast
22 "RUM AND COCA COLA"................................................Jeri Sullivan
23 "NAUTCH GIRL FROM CUBA"...........The Lady in Red, Winnie Shaw

(A-158) Color and B & W......approximately 59 minutes..$12.98 plus shipping and handling



Liberace
The flamboyant pianist best remembered for his outlandish wardrobe and ornate candelabra on his Steinway is featured. Music featured on the two shows here include "I'm In The Mood For Love", "Ruby", "Ave Maria" and "You're Just In Love".
(A-399-E) B & W ...................approximately 55 minutes............$20.00 plus shipping and handling

 

Mantovani

 

 

 

 

Mantovani was one of the most successful light orchestra leaders in the music business. Between 1951 and 1975 he released numerous best selling albums and was one of the most successful recording artists in the history of popular music. He was also a first class violinist, pianist, musical director, conductor and arranger.
  Annunzio Paolo Mantovani was born in Venice, Italy, on 15 November 1905. His father was at one time principal violinist at La Scala, Milan, under the baton of Arturo Toscanini. Moving with his family to England at an early age, Mantovani eventually studied at Trinity College of Music in London before playing with his father in a variety of orchestras. In 1927 before he took over the salon orchestra at the prestigious Hotel Metropole in London's West End. By the outbreak of the Second World War, he was a popular broadcaster and fronted a successful touring orchestra.
  During and after the war he became musical director for Noel Coward and others. With arranger Ronnie Binge, he perfected  "cascading" or "delayed" string sound which became one of his expanded orchestra's trademarks. It was first heard to full effect in his world famous recording of "Charmaine", recorded in March 1951. Although Binge left in 1952, Mantovani remained at the top of the tree for many years with the help of his arrangers Cecil Milner and Roland Shaw, touring America and Canada extensively between 1954 and 1969. He also gave many concerts in the UK, Germany, South Africa, the Netherlands and Denmark.
 Mantovani died on March 1980, but his enduring popularity ensures recognition as the undisputed king of light orchestral music. The television series, with John Conte was produced in 1958 and 1959 at Associated British Studios near London. The executive director was Duke Goldstone (George Pal Puppetoons); the series producer was Harry Alan Towers (Hammer horror films). 
Program includes: Belle of the Ball, It Happened In Old Monterey, Dancing With Tears in My Eyes, Acceleration Waltz, Emperor's Waltz, Wonderful Copenhagen, Teddy Bears Picnic, I Love Paris, Holiday For Strings, Perpetuum Mobile, Yellow Bird, Oh Mama Mama, The Road To Ballingarry, 'S Wonderful and Skyscraper Fantasy and many more.
(A-805-E) ....................................
86 minutes b/w........................ $19.98 + s & h

MOUNTAIN MUSIc
aNd
cOWBOY SONGS

We have both kinds of music; Country and Western! This collection of soundies and short subjects includes Mound City Blues Blowers "ST. LOUIS BLUES", Johnny Russell "RIDE TENDERFOOT RIDE", Cliff Edwards "MY LITTLE BUCKAROO", "GIVE ME A SONG OF THE PLAINS" and "I CAN'T GET ALONG LITTLE DOAGIE". Also Johnny Green's "I LIKE MOUNTAIN MUSIC", Harry Duncan's "HILLBILLY TILLIE", Frank Novak & his Rootin' Tooters "BARN DANCE FROLICS", Frank Novak & Esmereldy "THEY CUT DOWN THE OLD PINE TREE", Margaret Hardy as a saloon hall singer does "DANGEROUS NAN McGREW", Mabel Todd in "SADIE HAWKINS DAY, Tom Emerson yodelin' and singin' "HILLBILLY HOOSE-GOW", Red Harper & the Sells with Florence Gil sing "THERE'S A HOLE IN THE OLD OAKEN BUCKET", a novelty band called The Corn Cobblers do "LISTEN TO THE MOCKING BIRD", Betty Earl & a hillbilly juice harp band perform "HANGIN' 'ROUND THE FOUNTAIN".Smith Ballew sings "HOME ON THE KITCHEN RANGE". Margie Beeler does "THE TEXAS STRIP" with an electric guitar, accordion player and a rhythm group. Spade Cooley and Tex Williams with a full sized country band perform "THERE IS NO SUNSHINE". The King Sisters do a campfire song, "CALL OF THE CANYON". Tiny Clark and his Cactus Cowboys preside over a trio of square dance medleys; "THE LADY AROUND THE LADY", "DUCK FOR THE OYSTER AND DIG FOR THE CLAM" and "HINKY DINKY PARLE VOUS".
(A-475) B & W ....................approximately 1 hour..............$12.98 plus shipping and handling




MOUNTAIN MUSIc
aNd
cOWBOY SONGs Vol. 2

Gene Autry heads this compilation off with three of his best known songs; "HOME ON THE RANGE", "MEXICALI ROSE" and "BACK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN". Frank Luther stars in "Hillbilly Love" wit Pappy, Zeke and Elton. Also Lew Hern, Harry Short, The Range Ramblers and The Serenaders. Old time blue grass playin' and yodelin' in such tunes as "OPEN UP TEM PEARLY GATES", "MARY ME", "I'M A METHODIST 'TILL I DIE", "MY BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN HOME", "BLUE EYES" and "MY DARLIN' WILL YOU PROMISE ME". Art Dickson and Carson Robinson & the camp fire gang present some sing-alongs including "TAKE ME BACK TO MY BOOTS & SADDLES" and "CLEMENTINE" (Art Dickson), "OH CARRY ME BACK TO THE LONE PRAIRIE" (Carson Robinson), "I'M AN OLD COWHAND" (Dickson), "HOME ON THE RANGE" and "THE OLD GRAY MARE" (Carson Robinson and Company). Spade Cooley, Ella Mae Morse, the Mercer Brothers, Smokey Oakie Rogers and Tex Williams perform such tunes as "I DON'T WANT TO BE THE LIFE OF THE PARTY", "TURN MY PICTURE UPSIDE DOWN", "YOU CAN'T BREAK MY HEART", "CRAZY ('CAUSE I LOVE YOU)", "DON'T MOVE AT ALL" and "COUNTRY HOE DOWN POLKA".
(A-476) B & W........................approximately 55 minutes...$12.98 plus shipping and handling



 

MOUNTAIN MUSIc
aNd
cOWBOY SONGs Vol. 3


Jimmy Dean and Red Foley and Tex Ritter are the hosts in this compilation of early 50's-60's era musical variety shows. The music was commonly referred to as hillbilly music in that era. Joining Red Foley are Lonnie Glawson and Nancy Knight in such songs as "STRIKE WHILE THE IRON IS HOT", "YOUR CHEATIN' HEART", "PICK ME UP ON YOUR WAY DOWN", "WHO'LL BUY THE WINE" and "IN THE LAND WHERE WE'LL NEVER GROW OLD". Jimmy Dean is joined by Mary Clark, Fiddlin' Buck Ryan, Peter Castle and Quincy Snodgrass. Jimmy leads off show with the classic "BUMMIN' AROUND". Mary Clark sings "BIG FAT GIRL LIKE ME". Fiddlin' Buck Ryan plays "ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL". Some great country clog dancers do several numbers along with encores by Jimmy, Mary and the rest with such numbers as "TUMBLING TUMBLWEEDS", "PLEASE DON'T TALK ABOUT ME WHEN I'M GONE" and "LORD I'M GOING HOME". Charlie Pride sings "MISSISSIPPI COTTON PICKIN' DELTA TOWN", and "WHO AM I?". Then, Tex Ritter introduces Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Two perform "THE NEXT IN LINE". Jim Reeves sings "MY LIPS ARE SEALED". Eddie Arnold then sings "OLD COTTON FIELDS BACK HOME" , "I'M SITTIN' ON TOP OF THE WORLD", "ROLLING ACROSS THE WIDE MISSOURI", "TURN THE WORLD AROUND THE OTHER WAY" , "DEAR HEART" , "OH, LONESOME ME" and wraps it up with "HELLO DOLLY"
(A-226) B & W ................................approximately 1 hour 45 minutes..................$12.98 plus shipping and handling
 

MUSIC WITH SPICE
Vol. 1
The lyrics sound innocent enough but there is a look in the eye, a tilt of the head and just in case you aren't sure, a little body language from the dancers to raise what was considered provocative reactions from the viewers!

1 "I WANT TO MAKE HIM WHISTLE"...............................Isabellita
2 "I'VE GOT TO GET IT HOT"........................................Grace Barrie
3 "BUBBLE DANCE"..........................................................Sally Rand
4 "BUT WHAT ARE THESE?"........................................ Grace Barrie
5 "MINNIE FROM TRINNIEDAD".................................Luba Malina
6 "BIGGEST ASPIDASTRA IN THE WORLD".........Johnny Messner
7 "FAN DANCE"................................................................Sally Rand
8 "BLUSHING BRIDE"...................................................Jackie Gately
9 "I'D LOVE TO KNOW YOU BETTER"......................Gayle Mellott
10 "DANCE OF SHAME".................................................Faith Bacon
11 "BUDDAH DANCE".........................................................Kalantan
12 "G-STRINGS"..........................................................Louise Stewert
13 "I SAID NO".................................................................Anita Boyer
14 "WALLS KEEP TALKING"................................White & Brandon
15 "STAGE DOOR STRIP"........................................Gypsy Rose Lee
16 "PISTOL PACKIN' MAMA"..........................................Ann Corio
17 "HAREM HI-JINX"......................................................Harem Girls
18 "DELILAH"............................Jack Beckman and Jean Bartholomew
19 "SULTAN'S CHAMRMS"............Hank Mann and The Harem Girls
20 "BLUE TAHITIAN WATERS".........................................Theodora
21 "AFRO MOOD" .....................................................Amelia Agulera
(A-166) Color and B & W....approx. 65 minutes....$12.98 + s&h




 

MUSIC WITH SPICE
Vol. 2
Here's another volume of vintage songs, dances, pretty girls & spicy lyrics.

1 "THE MAN THAT COMES AROUND"..........................Joe B's Girls
2 "GEORGIE PORGIE".......................................................Joe B's Girls
3 "PLAYMATE COME OUT AND PLAY WITH ME".......Joe B's Girls
4 "GIRDIE FROM BIZERTI"...............................................Patricia Hall
5 "MINNIE THE MERMAID"..............................................Red Harper
6 "OH, JOHNNY!".......................................................Gertrude Niessen
7 "STRIP POLKA"...............................................................Luba Malina
8 "MA, HE'S MAKIN' EYES AT ME"..................................Gloria Gray
9 "NOBODY WILL MAKE A PASS AT ME......................Grace Barrie
10 "I'M A BIG GIRL NOW"...............................................Jeni Freeland
11 "CAPTAIN KID".....................................................The Air Lane Trio
12 "SPINNING STEPS"..................................The Jeanette Hackett Girls
13 "MY IDEAL".........Salon Moderne, Lee Bennett, R.C.M. Fashionettes
14 "SILHOUETTES" .......Danny Danford, Ann Parker, The Shadowettes
15 "SWEET ELOISE"...............................................................unknown
16 "PERFIDA" ..........................Tamara with Del Casino & his Orchestra
17 "IF I COULD BE WITH YOU ...................................Mildred Fenton
(A-169) B & W ....................approximately 60 minutes..........$12.98 plus shipping and handling



MUSIC IN QUARTER HOUR STYLE
The early 50's saw many 15-minute musical shows made for syndication. These were usually used as fillers. Four shows here include Perry Como (1950), Tony Martin (1954), Patti Page (1955) and Korla Pandit (1955).
(A-423-E) B & W ...........approximately one hour total.............$20.00 plus shipping and handling


BEST of RICKY NELSON
Songs include "I'm Walkin'", "Rock All Night", "Believe What You Say", "My Bucket's Got a Hole In It", "I Got A Felling", "Lonesome Town", "Never Be Anyone Else But You", "It's Late", "You're My One & Only Love", "Travlin' Man", "Hello Mary Lou", "Everlovin'", "Young World", "Teenage Idol", "It's Up To You", "Don't Take Advantage of Me", "Trying To Get To You", "It' Late", "One Way Track", "Never Be Anyone Else But You", "Mighty Good", "Never Get Over You", "I'm Not Afraid", "Travling Man", "Hello Mary Lou", "String Along", "The Very Thought Of You", "Say You Love Me", "Try To Remember", "Fools Rush In".
(A-633) B & W ....................approximately 60 minutes.....................$9.98 plus shipping & handling
 

NOVELTY BANDS
and COMIC SONGS

Not all bands wore tuxedos. Some wore crazy outfits and played crazy. Not all songs are about love and heartache. Some are just plain goofy! Some small groups played their jazz in unusual uniforms but still swung! Enjoy these off-beat entertainers featuring black male  trio called Day, Dawn and Dusk in a trio pf operatic spoofs in jive swing time. In , this sketch would have done credit to any vaudeville stage act. Composer Giuseppe Verdi (as portrayed by one of the singers with a heavily powdered face) pleads, "Please don't swing my melody! Let my Rigoletto be!" The other two singers are just as stubborn; "We want to syncopate it, even though we know you hate it!" Also in this compilation are "FAUST" and "SLEEP KENTUCKY BABE".


1   "HOOK AND LADDER BLUES"....................Firehouse Five plus Two
2   "I'LL TAKE HER BACK".....................Al Trace and Silly Symphonette
3   "I WANNA BE A FIREMAN".........Chris Cross and his Comedy Band
4   "POET AND PEASANT OVERTURE"...............................Milt Britton
5   "WHAT'S THAT BEATING ON MY HEAD".................The Redheads
6   "TYRONE SHAPIRO"....................................................Willie Howard
7   "A WEE BIT OF SCOTCH".......................................Gertrude Niesson
8   "OUR TEACHER"......................................................Henny Youngman
9   "SWINGIN' ON A STAR"........................Harry Lefcourt's Red Jackets
10 "LET'S GET AWAY FROM IT ALL".................................The Martins
11 "MAMA DON'T ALLOW IT"..............................................Rufe Davis
12 "LISTEN TO THE MOCKING BIRD"....................The Corn Cobblers
13 "WHO THREW OVERALLS in.MURPHY'S CHOWDER? B.Gregory
14 "OLD HANK"..........................Freddie Fisher & his Schnickelfritz Band
15 "PLEASE DON'T TALK ABOUT ME WHEN I'M GONE...Pete Daily
16 "TANNENBAUM"................................................................Pete Daily
17 "FIVE FOOT TWO EYES OF BLUE"................................Spike Jones
18 "CLINK, CLINK ANOTHER DRINK"..............................Spike Jones
19 "THE BLACKSMITH SONG"............................................Spike Jones
20 "SHIEK OF ARABY"..........................................................Spike Jones
21 "RIGOLETTO".......................................................Day, Dawn and Dusk
22 "FAUST" ...............................................................Day, Dawn and Dusk
23 "SLEEP KENTUCKY BABE" ..............................Day, Dawn and Dusk
24 "PLAYMATES"....................................................................Kay Kaiser
(A-160) B & W .....approximately 75 minutes...$12.98 plus shipping and handling




 

OLD TIME TUNES
Wax up your mustaches, gents! Get out your parasols, ladies! Go back to another era of music. Enjoy these songs of another simpler era around the turn of the 19th century America. From Stephen Foster's classics to folk songs from England and Australia, you'll get a variety of tunes from the 18th, 19th and early 20th century.

1 "MAN ON THE FLYING TRAPEZE"...................................Roy Halee
2 "BIRD IN A GILDED CAGE"..............................The Four Lady Killers
3 "FRIVOLOUS SAL"......................................................Snooky Lanson
4 "TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME"....Men and Maids of Melody
5 "SIDEWALKS OF NEW YORK".................................Michael Bartlett
6 "IN THE GOOD OLD SUMMERTIME"......Men and Maids of Melody
7 "OH, SUSANNA"............................................................The Marshalls
8 "SWANEE RIVER"..........................................................The Marshalls
9 "CAMPTOWN RACES"..................................................The Marshalls
10 "ROBERT E. LEE"...........................................................The Dixieairs
11 "DEAR OLD SOUTHLAND"..........................................The Dixieairs
12 "OH, DEM GOLDEN SLIPPERS"...................................The Dixieairs
13 "DIXIE"............................................................................The Dixieairs
14 "WHILE STROLLING THROUGH THE PARK"...........Gene Morgan
15 "OH SUSANNA"................................................The Four Merry Men
16 "I WANT A GIRL(just like girl who married dear old dad)..Eaton Boys
17 "BICYCLE BUILT FOR TWO"..................................The Eaton Boys
18 "MY GAL SAL"..........................................................The Eaton Boys
19 "AFTER THE BALL IS OVER"......................The Guardsmen Quartet
20 "NELLIE's HAT..................................................Constance Cummings

21 "PRETTY SALLY" ................................................The Top Hatters
22 "DOWN BY THE OLD MILL STREAM".............The Merry Macs
23 "I WANT A GIRL" ....................The Gordonairs with Jimmie Atkins
24 "BY THE SILVERY MOON" ....The Gordonairs with Jimmie Atkins
25 "OH, YOU BEAUTIFUL DOLL" .....Gordonairs with Jimmie Atkins
26 "JEANNIE WITH THE LIGHT BROWN HAIR".......Elm City Four
27 "RING RING THE BANJO"(instrumental &dancing)...Elm City Four
28 "BEAUTIFUL DREAMER" ................................The Elm City Four
29 "OLD BLACK JOE"............................................The Elm City Four
30 "CAMPTOWN RACES".....................................The Elm City Four
31 "SWANEE RIVER".............................................The Elm City Four
32 "PASSING"...........................................................Kenneth Spencer
33 "OH NO, JOHN"...(English folk song)....................Kenneth Spencer
34 "DEEP RIVER"...(Negro Spiritual).........................Kenneth Spencer
35 "EVERY TIME I FEEL THE SPIRIT" (Negro Spiritual).. Ken Spencer
36 "WALTZING MATILDA" (Australian folk song)..........Oscar Brand
37 "BILLY THE KID" (Western folk song) .......................Oscar Brand
38 "SOLDIER, SOLDIER" ...............................................Oscar Brand

 

(A-159) B & W.....approximately 90 minutes................$12.98 plus  S & H





ONE HIT WONDERS
Dino, Desi & Billy "I'm A Fool", The Kingsmen "Louie Louie", Iron Butterfly "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida", Smith "Baby It's You", The McCoys "Hang On Sloopy", Bobby Fuller Four "I Fought the Law", Bob Lind "Elusive Butterfly", Zager & Evans "In the Year 2525", The Gentrys "Keep On Dancing", The Hondells "Little Honda", Nashville Teens "Tobacco Road", Standells "Dirty Water", Honeycombs "Have I the Right?", The Electric Prunes "I Had Too Much to Dream", Scott McKenzie "SanFrancisco", Barry McGuire "Eve of Destruction", Buffalo Springfield "For What It's Worth", Blue Cheer  "Summertime Blues", Strangeloves "I Want Candy", Marianne Faithful "As Tears Go By", Toys "A Lover's Concerto", Ian Whitcomb "You Turn On Me", Cyrkle "Red Rubber Ball', Brooklyn Bridge "The Worst that Could Happen", The Big Bopper "Chantilly Lace", Ssgt. Barry Sadler "Ballad of the Green Berets"
(A-636) Running time........approximately 70 minutes............................$9.98 plus shipping & handling

Patti Page Show
The ever popular Patti Page is featured in four programs singing many of her best hits including; "This Is My Song", "Tennessee Waltz", "Changing Partners", "With My Eyes Wide Open", "Doggie in the Window", "Old Cape Cod", "I Was Born to Wander", "Allegheny Moon", "Mockingbird Hill", "Because we’re losing You", "Cross Over the Bridge", "Last Time We Waltzed", "Let There Be Peace on Earth", "Do Re Me", "Lazy River", "Unchained Melody", "What Now My Love?", "Born To Lose", "Lover Come Back", "Who, Who, Who?", "On a Wonderful Day like Today", "I Guess I’ll Get the Papers and Go Home", "Heartaches", "Come What May", "The Glory of Love" and more.
(A-529 )B & W .....approximately 1 hour 45 minutes.........$12.98


PARADISE IN HARLEM

starring Edna Mae Harris, Mamie Smith, Frank Wilson, Lucky Millender, Juanita Hall Singers, Norman Astwood.
Released in 1939, this musical features the usual gangsters and nightclub music mixture.
(A- ) B & W approximately 70 minutes .................................$9.98 plus shipping and handling

 

PSYCHEDELIC 60's TV Vol. 1
From the groovy 60's comes two pop culture teen shows featuring the likes of Mama Cass, The Beach Boys, Bobby Sherman, Oliver (we don't know his last name), David Soul, Friends of Distinction and Mickey Rooney (yes, even here!). On the show "HAPPENING", The Friends of Distinction perform "Grazing in the Grass" (Can you dig it, baby?). The Beach Boys in a music video called "I Can Hear Music". David Soul and Bridget Hanley judge a rock music contest of  beginners under the names of The Dukes, Ruddy Merry and The Genesis. Mickey Rooney answers questions about his career in entertainment. On "GET IT TOGETHER", Bobby Sherman sings "Easy Come, Easy Go". Oliver does two numbers "Sunday Morning" and "Anna". Mama Cass sings two numbers: "Welcome to the World of Love" and "New World A-Comin'".
(A-528) B & W ............approximately 55 minutes............$9.98 plus shipping and handling



PSYCHEDELIC 60's TV Vol. 2

This installment features The Beatles, Carl Denver and Sandi Shaw having a "shindig". The Beatles do "Kansas City", "I'm A Loser" and "Bop Bop Do Wop". Carl Denver sings a folk song, Lynn Cornell sings "Fever". Tommy Quickly sings "Stagger Lee". Sandi Shaw sings "Something to Remind Me" P.J. Proby does "You'll Never Walk Alone" and "Hold Me". Also Rickey Nelson hosts a pop teen show called Malibu U with Peter and Gordon who do "Sunday For Tea", Dionne Warwick sings "Let the Sun Shine Through", The Breed performing "Green Eyed Woman", Marvin Gaye who does "Unchanging Love" and Sandy Posey sings "I Take It Back". Finally, The Angels sing "My Boyfriend's Back" and Dick Dale performs "Surfin' Guitar" on the Sullivan show.
(A-537) B & W .................approximately 61 minutes..........$9.98 plus shipping and handling


PSYCHEDELIC 60's TV Vol. 3
Headlining this edition are Jan and Dean singing "The Little Old Lady from Pasadena", The Dave Clark Five sing "Catch Us If You Can", The Supremes perform "Help Help Me Mama". Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass do a couple of instrumentals. The Association performing "Crossroads", Leslie Gore singing "It's My Party" and "Sunshine & Lollypops", The Dixie Cups singing "Chapel of Love" and "The Alphabet Song", Simon & Garfunkle doing "Sounds of Silence", Donna Loren performs "Call Me", Bobby Freeman demonstrates "The Monkey" and speaking of  The Animals, they do "We Gotta Get Out" and "Liar Liar". Creedence Clearwater Revival do "Bootleg", O.C. Smith sings "My Woman My Woman My Wife", Boyce and Hart  do "Jumping Jack Flash", Kenny Rogers & the First Edition perform "Ruby" and are joined by Al Hirt for "Tin Roof Blues" also The Gentrys in a color soundie.
(A-538 )
B & W and Color .......approximately 65 minutes........$9.98 plus shipping and handling

 

BEST OF RANCH PARTY
Johnny Cash "Next In Line", "Train of Love", "Give My Love To Rose", "There You Go", "I Walk The Line". Patsy Cline sings "Loved and Lost Again", Wanda Jackson sings "Real Cool", Laurie Collins sings "Just For You", the Collins Kids sing "That'll Be the Day", "Hot Rod", "Shake Rattle and Roll", "Kaw Liga", "Hop Skip and Jump", "They're Still in Love", and "Just Because". Jim Reeves sings "My Lips Are Sealed". George Jones sings "If You Want To Be My Baby". Carl Perkins sings "Blue Suede Shoes" and "Your True Love".
(A-559) B & W ............approximately 2 hours.........................$9.98 plus shipping and handling

 

RHYTHM & BLUES SINGING GROUPS
From the late 20's through the 50's there have been many great singing groups who specialized in both the romantic ballad to swing style. Here is an offering of various style singing groups who made rhythm singing and blues style a specialty of theirs.


 

1 "LAZY RIVER.................................................................The Mills Brothers
2 "OL' ROCKIN' CHAIR"................................................The Mills Brothers
3 "TILL THEN"..................................................................The Mills Brothers
4 "LOVE GROWS ON A WHITE OAK TREE".......The Little Four Quartet
5 "ALONG THE NAVAJO TRAIL"..................................The Three Blazers
6 "PREACHER AND THE BEAR"............................................The Jubileers
7 "JUBES' BLUES".....................................................................The Jubileers
8 "CASEY JONES"......................................................................The Jubileers
9 "OTHER SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN".................................The Jubileers
10 "DRY BONES".............................................................Delta Rhythm Boys
11 "JUST A SITTIN' AND A ROCKIN".........................Delta Rhythm Boys
12 "SOMEONE'S ROCKIN' MY DREAMBOAT"...Bobby Brooks Quartet
13 "ST. LOUIS BLUES"....................................................Delta Rhythm Boys
14 "PAPER DOLL"............................................................The Mills Brothers
15 "GYPSY IN MY SOUL"...............................................Delta Rhythm Boys
16 "IT'S NO SECRET"...............................................................The Ink Spots
17 "BIG CHIEF & MOONGLOW".................................Delta Rhythm Boys
18 "JACK YOU'RE PLAYING THE GAME"..............,..Delta Rhythm Boys
19 "HARK, HARK, THE LARK".................................,,.....Deep River Boys
20 "YOUR CASH AIN'T NOTHIN' BUT TRASH"..........,,........The Clovers
21 "FOOL, FOOL, FOOL"................................................,,,,,.......The Clovers
(A-164) B & W ..approximately 60 minutes....$12.98 plus s & h


 



 

Rockin' in the Rockies
Spade Cooley, the country-western Boogie Woogie king stars in this western comedy musical with The Three Stooges (Larry, Moe and Curly). This movie starts with a great example of the Hoosier Hot Shots as brass band musicians, something close to Ken's heart. Now, lets see, Moe is selling shares in a dubious venture, the Hot Shots are trying to get recognized by an agent and the real owner of the property, then Larry & Curly show up.  It is more like Larry & Curly as a team with Moe playing solo. This is the 63 minute FEATURE length movie starring THE THREE STOOGES: Moe , Larry , & Curly.  Not to be confused with the short subject of a similar name.
Songs:
'Rockin' in the Rockies by Harry Tobias & Mac Newburn, Wah-Hoo by Cliff Friend, Wabash Blues by Fred Mienkin & Dave Ringle, Skee Dee Waddle Dee Waddle Doo by Ken Trietsch, Ever So Quite by Algy Moore; Performed by The Hoosier Hot Shots
'One O'Clock Jump by Bob Zurke Performed by The Cappa Berra Boys
'Miss Molly by Cindy Walker Performed by Spade Cooley and Band
Upstairs, Downstairs by Vic Mizzy & Mann Curtin
'Somewhere Along the Trail by Saul Chaplin & Sammy Cahn
(A-703)
.....b & w ......approx 75 min......................................$9.98 plus s&h

 

The Era  of SCOPITONES

Predecessors of today's music video, they were short films of popular artists singing one of their hits. Too "hot" for the TV market in the mid-60's, they usually played in bars. These music videos featured Jazz, Blues, Rock & Roll, Country, and other types of popular music. This overview of the Scopitones is a 2-hour variety of music! Featured are Nancy Sinatra "Boot's", Neil Sedaka "Calender Girl", Dion "Ruby Baby", Jane Morgan "C'est Si Bon", Leslie Gore "Wonder Boy",  Paul Anka "Remember Diana", Bobby Rydell "Bellazza", Petula Clark "Be Good To Me", James Darren "Because You're Mine", Premiers (Mitch Ryder?)"High Heel Sneakers", Condor "Cracking Up Over You", Molly Bee "Johnny Liar", The Exiters "Tell Him" & "He's Got the Power", Kay Star "Wheel of Fortune", Georgia Gibbs "Tweedle Dee" & "For You", Jody Miller "The Race is On" & "Things", Damita Jo "Toreador", January Jones "That Old Gang of Mine" & "Up A Lazy River", Bobby Vee "Pretty Girls Everywhere" & "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes", Banjo Group "Mighty Mississippi Rolls Along", Marylin Maye "Caberet", Merle Kilgore "Five Card Stud", Lou Rawls "Three O'Clock in the Morning", Frank Sinatra, Jr. "Love For Sale", Buddy Greco "The Lady is a Tramp", Marion Montgomery "Just A Dream", Nino Tempo " Waitin' Fror My Ya Ya", Donna Theodore "Femininity" , Gary Lewis & the Playboys "Little Miss Go-Go", unknown "Doo Ron Ron", The Hondells "Sea Cruise",  Della Reese, "If I Never Get To Heaven" and "Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey?", Ethel Ennis "I've Got That Feeling", and more!
(A-569 ) Color..................approximately 2 hours total...............$12.98 plus shipping and handling

SENSATIONS   1945
Eleanor Parker stars in this all-star musical featuring W. C. Fields, Sophie Tucker, Cab Calloway and his Orchestra, Woody Herman and his Orchestra, C. Aubrey Smith and many more.
(A-688) B & W ...................approximately 80  minutes  $9.95 + S&H

Songs of Romance  Vol. 1
Featuring Frank Sinatra, Lena Horne, Peggy Lee, Count Basie, Dinah Shore, Ethel Waters,
Kenny Baker, Lanny Ross
These popular songs are from Tin Pan Alley, the Big Band era, and were written for musicals, movies and radio. From torch songs to ballads, from wistful romance to blues, they are part of the fabric of American music in the twentieth century.

"SATURDAY NIGHT IS LONELIEST NIGHT...".......................Frank Sinatra
"IF YOU ARE BUT A DREAM" ..................................................Frank Sinatra
"I MUST HAVE THAT MAN"....................Gloria Stewert with Jimmy McHugh
"WHISPERING"...........................................................................Bob Kennedy
 "BLUE MOON"..........................................................................Wendy Bishop
 "MY BLUE HEAVEN"....................................................................Harry Cool
 "SWEET AND LOVELY"...............................................................Harry Cool
 "I'LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS".............................................Bob Kennedy
 "MOON OVER MIAMI"................................................Dean Hudson & Orch
 "SONG OF THE ISLANDS"..........................Dick Winslow & the Musicmaids
 "STARDUST"..................................................................................Harry Cool
 "DO NOTHING TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME.....................The Modernaires
 "THAT WONDERFUL WORRISOME FEELING"........................Ann Parker
 "I DON'T KNOW WHY"......................................................Tommy Reynolds
 "GOOD NIGHT SWEETHEART"................................................Kenny Baker
 "QUICKSAND"........................Count Basie & his Orchestra with Ethel Waters
 "DON'T WORRY ISLAND".............................Freddy Martin & his Orchestra
 "WE MUST SAY GOODBYE"......................................................Lanny Ross
 "WHY DON'T YOU DO RIGHT?" ................Benny Goodman with Peggy Lee
 "STORMY WEATHER" ................................................................Sugar Kane
 "I LOVE YOU FROM A TO Z".................................................Walter Plunket
 "THE MAN I LOVE" .....................................................................Lena Horne
 "NIGHT AND DAY" .....................................................................Dinah Shore
    (A-167) B & W .....approx. 60 minutes.....$12.98 plus S & H handling



Songs of Romance  Vol. 2

Here's another collection of popular songs from the great era of musical vocalists.
 "AS TIME GOES BY" ........................................................Dooley Wilson
 "MEMPHIS BLUES" ...............................................................Jeri Sullivan
 "SOME OF THESE DAYS" ..............................................Maxine Sullivan
 "WHY DREAM OF LOVE? ......Dean Hudson Orch. with Frances Colwell
 "GIRL OF MY DREAMS"....................................................Larry Douglas
 "THE NIGHT WE MET IN HONOLULU"...............................Lanny Ross
 "THE NAME WAS SMITH"...............................................Arthur Whitney
 "A LITTLE ROAD SIDE REST"...........................................Marylin Stuart
 "I'LL WALK ALONE"...........................................................Billy Shepard
 "BILLY".................................................................................Bonnie Baker
 "THE SAME OLD STORY" ....................................................Joy Hodges
 "ON THE BOULEVARD"...............................Carolyn Grey & Jimmy Dale
 "MARIA ELENA"...................................................................Johnny Long
 "HERE'S LOVE IN YOUR EYE" ...........................................Benny Fields
 "MARTHA"........................................................................Connie Boswell
 "EXACTLY LIKE YOU.....................................................Connie Boswell
 "I DON'T KNOW WHY, I JUST DO"...............................Connie Boswell
(A-170) B & W ...........approx.  50 minutes..........$12.98 plus S & H
 

SWING PARADE
This rare feature-length appearance by The Three Stooges stars Gail Storm in a musical set in a night club which provides the opportunity for not only many comedy routines by Larry, Moe and Curly but musical guests specialties as well such as Louie Jordon and his orchestra, Connie Boswell, Will Osborne and Gail Storm.
(A-701) ....approx 75 min......................................$9.98 plus s&h


 


JO STAFFORD SHOW with PEGGY LEE
& THE MUSIC STAND
with Peggy Lee & Duke Ellington

This salute to the BIG BAND ERA is headed by Jo Stafford and her guests Peggy Lee, The Polkadettes, Jack Parnell and his Big Band, Roy Castle and Joyce and Lionel Blair. As a bonus, "The Music Stand" features Peggy Lee and Duke Ellington. The Stafford show opens with "We Meet Again" and Jo sings "It's A Good Day" Then Peggy Lee joins Jo for "Do you Remember those Days". The Polkadettes join Jo for "I'll Never Smile Again". Peggy Lee sings "Why Don't You Do Right?". Jack Parnell's Big Band does such great numbers as "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You", "Let's Dance" and "Opus One" with some hot jitter-bug dancing! Roy Castle sings "Oh Look at Me Now". Jo Stafford does a pair of numbers; "Hit the road to Dreamland" and "Time to Hit The Road". The Parnell band does a rousing version of "Sing, Sing, Sing" followed by Jo singing "Green Eyes". The Polkadettes and Roy Castle sing "I've Got A Girl in Kalamazoo". More jitterbugging with "Stompin' at the Savoy" and "One O'Clock Jump". Roy sings "Marie" then Jo and the Pied Pipers sing "On the Sunny Side of the Street". Then The Polkadettes, Jo and Roy sing "Jukebox Saturday Night". "Times Change" is next then Peggy Lee sings "Day In, Day Out", "No Beans In Boston", "I Know I Never Will" and "Love and Let Me Go" Roy Castle does a song & dance bit,"Swinging Ever More" "Till The Night" & "We'll Meet Again conclude this rousing tribute. THE MUSIC STAND features Peggy Lee and Duke Ellington. Peggy sings "Why Don't You Do Right" with a small jazz combo and "What More Can A Woman Do?". Ellington's "Mood Indigo" sets the stage then he performs "Sophisticated Lady" with solos by Harry Carney and Willie Smith and the Duke. Other members in the band are Louis Bellson on drums.
(A-415) B & W ..........approximately 70 minutes ...............$12.98 plus shipping and handling



TIMEX JAZZ FEST # 3

A great evening of entertainment with Louis Armstrong, Les Brown, Hoagy Carmichael, Jane Morgan, Anita O'Day, Lionel Hampton, Gene Krupa, Bobby Haggart, Chico Hamilton, Bob Crosby and all the wonderful jazz musicians in a live concert! Songs include "I Love Jazz"(Armstrong), "The Day that The Rains Came Down"(Morgan and Armstrong), "Sleep"(Hamilton), "You Do Something To Me"(Morgan), "Boogie Woogie" (Hamilton and Les Brown), "Big Noise From Winnetka" (Bobby Haggart & Gene Krupa), "The Morning After" (Chico Hamilton), "Four Brothers" (Anita O'Day and Les Brown), "South Rampart Street Parade" (Louis Armstrong & Bob Crosby's Band), "Two Sleepy People" (Jane Morgan & Hoagy Carmichael), "Star Dust" (Lionel Hampton & Hoagy Carmichael), "Old Buttermilk Sky" (Hoagy Carmichael), "The Nearness Of You" (Anita O'Day), "Small Fry" (Bob Crosby), "Georgia" (Louis Armstrong), "In the Cool ,Cool, Cool of the Evening" (ensemble), "Lazy Bones" (Bob Crosby & Louis Armstrong), "Ol' Rockin Chair" (Hoagy and Satch), "Up A Lazy River" (entire ensemble), "Dueling Drummers" (Gene Krupa, Chico Hamilton & Lionel Hampton), "Finale" (entire ensemble).
(A-536) B & W ...............approximately 55 minutes.......$9.98 plus shipping and handling


WHERE  THE   ACTION  IS
This 2-hour compilation consists of one complete show with The Young Rascals, The Standell, Tina Mason, The Robbs and Paul Revere and the Raiders. Bonus clips from other Air Force TV Service clips include The Knickerbockers "Wild Thing", "Tired of Waiting For You", "I Get Around", Come On Everybody", "Just One Girl", "High On Love". Sandy Posey "Caution To The Winds", "Born A Woman", Brian Hyland "Sealed with a Kiss" and "The Joker Went Wild", Billy Stewert "Summertime", Hard Times "I Feel Fine", Eddie Floyd "Knock On Wood", Sergio Nendez & Brazil '66 "Mas Que Nada", The Critters "Younger Girl" and "Mr. Dyingly Sad", Paul Revere "There She Goes", Gloria Jones "Feel My Heart Beat",  Jackie DeShannon "I Can Make It With You", Jay and The Americans "Come A Little Bit Closer", Roy Orbison "Mean Woman Blues" and "Dream Baby", Shades of Blue "Lonely Summer" and "Oh How Happy", Leslie Gore "Off And Running" and "It's My Party", The Four Tops "Something About You" and "Loving You is Sweeter than Ever", Tommy Roe "Hooray for Hazel", Left Banke "Walk Away Renee", The Four Seasons "Opus 17" and Bobby Vee "Take Good Care of My Baby".
(A-571) B & W ................approximately 2 hours total...............$9.98 plus shipping and handling

ZIS BOOM BAH
This is one of those old fashioned college campus musicals from the1940's with the romancing of Mary Healy by Peter Lind Hayes and the comedy of Huntz Hall. Also along are Grace Hays, Skeets Gallagher, and Benny Ruben. Some of the musical numbers in this film include "Annabella", "It Makes No Difference When You're in the Army", "I've Learned to Smile Again", "Good News Tomorrow", "Put Your Trust in the Moon" and "Miss America".
(A-534) B & W.................approximately 65 minutes.............$9.98 plus shipping and handling

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&RECOMMENDED READING
A-1 Video has no financial interest in the recommended readings listed. It is hoped that these books will be helpful in collector's research requirements as well as providing enjoyment in conjunction with the videos A-1 offers.
Books for sale by A-1 Video.com are listed separately in the "Message Board" section of the web. They cover not only music, but movies, directors, stars, collectibles, etc.

"SOUNDIES DISTRIBUTING CORPORATION OF AMERICA"
by  writers Scott MacGillivray and Ted Okuda (McFarland Press)
This is an invaluable reference book on the history and filmography of the music videos of their day known as "soundies". These short "jukebox" movies of the 1940's and early 50's have preserved what may be the only record of many a musical vaudevillian or club act. Also many giant names in the business preserved a look at them via these short films. Illustrated with many rare photos.
 


The Soundies Book

 

A Revised and Expanded Guide
by Scott MacGillivray & Ted Okuda
Book Description

"Soundies" were the granddaddies of music videos: single-song musical movies that played in special jukeboxes during the 1940s. Some of the biggest musical stars (and stars of the future) appeared in these films: Louis Armstrong, Spike Jones, Liberace, Fats Waller, Stan Kenton, Cab Calloway, and many others. Thanks to Soundies, hundreds of unique musical performances were photographed for posterity. These mini-musicals were originally nothing more than a ten-cent novelty. Today, to film and music fans, they're a priceless part of history.

Scott MacGillivray and Ted Okuda, authors of the landmark resource book The Soundies Distributing Corporation of America, now offer this revised and expanded guide to the Soundies musicals. This all-new book picks up where the original left off: more than 1800 titles are classified by performer, title, and date-many with new, individual annotations and all with new cross-references for easy reading and consultation. There is also a historical account of the prolific Soundies production companies, a look at Soundies' many competitors and descendants (including telescriptions and Scopitones), a checklist of the dozens of Soundies home-movie editions, and a listing of alternate titles to help collectors identify the films more easily. All in one handy volume: The Soundies Book.

About the Author(s)

Scott MacGillivray wrote Castle Films: A Hobbyist’s Guide, Laurel & Hardy: From the Forties Forward, and (with Jan MacGillivray) Gloria Jean: A Little Bit of Heaven. Ted Okuda wrote The Monogram Checklist, Charlie Chaplin at Keystone and Essanay (with David Maska), and Chicago TV Horror Movie Shows (with Mark Yurkiw)
You can order this book at your local book store or on line at Amazon . com
The ISBN number for this book is 0-595-67969-2



 


"BEYOND CATAGORY; The Life and Genius of DUKE ELLINGTON"
by John Edward Hasse (DeCappo Press)
Amply illustrated with over 100 photos, this volume blends biographical accounts with quotes and much bibliographical indexing as well. Hasse gives a reasonable, down to earth and fair historical accounting of the incredible life and achievements (and occasional set-backs) of Duke Ellington.
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Quality Assurance Policy
We want to assure our customers that they are getting the best quality possible of a given subject. Since many of our films are from  75 years ago or longer with no original source material, the picture and sound quality may vary from movie to movie. Every attempt is made to up-grade materials when new pre-print material is discovered.

All DVD's are made at the optimum quality compression ( in other words we don't put four hours of material on one disc at a reduced picture playback) The compression rate is commensurate with the length of a particular program.

The VHS tapes sold by us are at SP (standard play) speed to assure the best possible reproduction quality. We do not stock titles that are recorded in the slower (EP) speed. Return policy is for defective tapes only, (not exchanges) which will be replaced on the same title within 30 days of shipment.

DVD availability

Most all of the titles listed are available in DVD format. While modern digital entertainment can show a marked improvement over VHS, these older, historical films will show very limited sound and picture improvement. Still, we  offer most items in the DVD format but it will be subject to demand .The format wars currently are causing some confusion. At present we offer most in -R format.
QUALITY
Our releases are high quality DVD-R digital recordings. They are compatible with almost all newer DVD players. Most ( but not all ) older machines over 7 years old may not be able to play them or many of the other new variations* that have appeared on the market since they were made. Check you machine out. Also check your owners manual which is a guide but not necessarily accurate. While your DVD home player may accept the DVDs, your computer may not (and visa versa!).
SATISFACTION
*The alphabet soup of format wars are with us again. There's DVD, DVD-RAM, DVD-R. DVD+R, VCD, DVD-RW, DVD+RD, and possibly a few more lurking out there.


We strongly suggest you review the list below before ordering. There is a very good chance your DVD player is compliant if it was purchased in the year 2002 and not listed below as Incompatible.
Compatible Players for DVD-R Below
DVD-R The following information has been provided to us by our customers and other sources. We can neither confirm or deny the accuracy of the following information.
Aiwa
XDDV290, XDDW1
Apex
AD660, AD703
Apple Computers Check Apples Website
Denon
DVM3000, DVD3300, DVM3700
Emerson
DVD2000
GE
1106P
Harmon Kardon
DVD-5, DVD-50
JVC
XV511BK, XV-FA90,XV-FA95, XV723, XV-SA70, XV-SA75
KLH Unknown
Konka
KD1800U1
Magnovox
DVD711/171
Marantz
DV-3100
Mitsubishi
DD6000 NAD T55
Onkyo
DV-S535, DVC-601
Oritron
DVD100, DVD200, DVD600
Panasonic
CT27DC50, DVDA7, DVDA10, DVDA100, DVDA300, DVDA310, DVDK520, DVDL10D, DVDL110, DVD-RV55, DVDT2000, DVDA7, DVDA10, DVDA100, DVDA300, DVDA310, DVDK520, DVDLV55, DVDLV75, DVDL10D, DVDL110, DVDL50D, DVDT2000, DVDCV50,DVDCV50, DVDRV20, DVDRV30, DVDRV31K, DVDRV55, DVDK520, CT27DC50,
Phillips
DVD940 (varied results)
Pioneer
DVC503, DV414, DV301, DV333, DV434, DVD-V7400,
Elite
DV-05,  DVF07, DV500, DV505, DV525, DV606D, DVL700, PDVLC10, DV525, DV606D,PDV-LC10
Proscan
P8610P, P8680Z
Raite
RDP715
RCA
RC5200, RC5215P, RC5220P,
Sampo
DVD-611
Samsung
DVD511, DVD611, DVD905, DVD-M301
Sharp
DV750U, DVL70U SMC DVD330S
Sony
DAVS300, DVPC600, DVPC650D, DVP-NS300P, DVP-NS400P, DVP-NC600P,DVP-NS700P, DVPC660, DVPC670D, DVPCX850D, DVPCX860, DVPCX870D, DVPS300, DVPS330, DVPS350, DVPS360, DVPS500, DVPS520D, DVPS530D, DVPS550D, DVPS560D, DVPS570D, DVP660, DVP670D, DVP680, DVPS7700, DVPS9000ES, DVPCX850D, DVP-FX1,
PlayStation 2

Technics
A10D
Toshiba
SD9200, SD1200, SD1600, SD1700, SD2150, SD2200, SD2300, SD2705, SD3205, SD4205, SD6200, SPD1000
Tredex
TX8303
Yamaha
DVDC996, DVDS700, DVDS796
Zenith
DVC2200, DVC2250, DVC2515



INCOMPATIBLE PLAYERS
Incompatible Players DVD-R The following information has been provided to us by our customers and other sources. We can neither confirm or deny the accuracy of the following information.
Aiwa
XDD370, XDDW1U, XDDW5, XDDV300
Appple Computers See Apples website
Apex
AD500A, AD600A
Denon
DVD1500, DVD1500
Fischer
DVDS1000, DVDS1100 GE 1105P
GoVideo
DVS3000, DVR5000, DVP850
Hitachi
GD3000, GD5000, GVD305 JVC XV-421BK, XV501BK, XV-521BK, XV523GD, XV-525BKXV-1000, XV-D701BK, XV-D723GD, XV-565BK, XV-M50, XV-M555BK,XV-M567GD, XV-S40
Kenwood
DV-303, DV402, DV403 KLH DVD1000
Magnovox
DVD609
Memorex
MVD2026
Mitsubishi
DD2000, DD3000, DD4001, DD4020
Panasonic
DVDA110, DVDA120, DVD-C220, DVDCV40, DVDCV50, DVDCV51, DVDH1000, DVDRP56, DVDRV30, DVD-RV30S, DVDRV31S (mixed results), DVDRV41, DVDRV60, DVDX410, PVD-M2791, PV-DF2000, PV-DF2700, DVDLV60, DVDX410, PVD-M2791, PV-DF2000, PV-DF2700, DVDLV60, DVDLV70, DVD-PV40
Phillips
DVD701AT, DVD710AT, DVD711AT, DVD170, DVD400, DVD405, DVD751, DVD825AT, DVD850, DVD950AT
Pioneer
DV414, DV-C302D, DVC603, DV-626D, DVF727,
Elite
DV-09
RCA RC5225P, RC5400P, RC5910P, RC6000P
Sampo
DVE520
Samsung
DVD839, DVD709/XAA, DVD711, DVD739, DVD-M101, DVDN200, DVD-N501, DVDC600, DVD-C601
Sharp
DV600
Sony
DVPS3000TP, DVPS7000, DVPS3000, PVDV30
Sylvania
DVL100A, DVL1000
Toshiba
SD2006, SD2107U, SD2108U, SD2109, SD3006, SD3107, SD3109, SD4109X, SD5109, SD6109C, SD9000, SD9100
Xwave
B171-L9
Yamaha
DVDC900
Zenith IQDVD230,  2201

INTRODUCTION


  For those of you new to this web site, A-1.video.com  specializes in collector videos on various subjects from first half of the 20th century. With the recent anniversary of the cinemas first 100 years, there has been a renewed interest in it's origins and development. Early motion pictures not only bring us a true to life record of our history, culture, fashions and trends but also reflect what was important subject matter to the general population at a given time in history. Our politics, social concerns, morality and our sense of humor all can be evaluated by the types of movies our ancestors paid their nickels to see.
   The scientific and technical advances can also be accounted for and analyzed. The events of history have affected early cinema and its development. France, Great Britain, Italy and Germany all played early key roles in the development of film in its various technical and artistic forms only to have wars intervene and allow other countries, mainly America to forge ahead and break new ground.
   Sadly, much of this rich heritage has all but vanished forever due to the instability of nitrate film stock which was made at the time. What survives is, in most cases, less than perfect quality and incomplete. Thankfully, through the efforts of restoration facilities such as The Eastman House, The Library of Congress as well as private companies such as Encore Entertainment and The Nostalgia Archive we can still enjoy a portion of this unique art form.
  A-1 Video specializes in the collecting of these early efforts through special arrangements with various facilities such as Encore Entertainment, Videobrary, Moviecraft, American Heritage Media Library ,Festival Films and Hal Roach Studios to name a few. Many titles are cross-listed in more than one catagory page due to the multiple interest range.


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While we are happy to sell to foreign customers, we have no way of determining exactly what the copyright laws or permitted usage might be in foreign countries. Permitted usage by foreign customers is the same as in the U.S. on all A-1 Video releases. Any special usages must be obtained in writing from A-1 Video.

PRICES

Prices are subject to change without notice either up or down. While most tapes tend to drop in price over a period of time, a few are more expensive than past listings due to re-release of better quality versions or due to royalty renewal agreements. If and when a given title does go down in price or is permanently reduced we will give you the lower price when we process your order.
Likely price increases will only occur when either raw materials increase (blank tapes, printing, etc.) or if royalty agreements should increase. Shipping costs and credit card fees are worked into the total of your order. Those paying by check or money order may do so but please remember shipping charges are additional and we may reserve the right to hold your order if payment is made without shipping costs. You will be notified that additional few dollars are necessary to complete your order.

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