Music Video Distributors and Quantum Leap have just announced that they will release The Golden Age of Jazz- Part 1 on DVD this summer.
Whether it’s the barrelhouse, ragtime, syncopation, scat, swing, bebop, hard-bop, re-bop, boogie-woogie or jive, it is still Jazz! Compiled from master recordings that lie forgotten in the vaults of Hollywood studios, “The Golden Age of Jazz” captures the motion pictures of some of greatest artists in the history of Jazz including Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima, The Mills Brothers, Gene Krupa, and many more.
The tracks you will find on the DVD include Cab Calloway – Smokey Joe, Duke Ellington – Stormy Weather, Red Nicholas – When A St. Louis Woman, Henry Busse – Hot Lips, Louis Armstrong – That’s Why They Call Me Shine, Louis Prima – China Town, Betty Hutton – Dippsi Doodie, Hal Kemp Big Band – Swamp Fire, Gene Krupa – Jungle Madness, Lawerence Welk – Ain’t She Sweet, Buddy Rich & Artie Shaw- Take Your Pick, Rudee Valley – Your’ll Do It Someday, The Mills Brothers – I Ain’t Got Nobody, Ina Rae Hutton – Truckin’, Russ Morgan – Wahbash Blues, Bob Crosby – How’d You Like To, Isham Jones – 2nd Rhapsody, Bob Chester – Improvisation, The Dorsey Brothers – John Silver, Peggy Lee – It’s A Good Day, Johnny Scat Davies – Praise The Lord & Pass The Ammunition, Sammy Davis Jr. – Boogie Woogie Piggie
“The Golden Age of Jazz” is scheduled for release on July 13 and will carry a suggested retail prize of only $9.95!