Gregory Hines hosts tap legends Jimmy Slyde, Bunny Briggs, Buster Brown and Sandman Simms for the 1989 PBS special Gregory Hines’ Tap Dance in America. Continue reading
Mr. Bojangles, is a song written and originally recorded by American country music artist Jerry Jeff Walker for his 1968 album of the same title. The song, however, is most widely associated with Sammy Davis Jr. who made the song part of his stage shows and live television performances for nearly two decades. Continue reading
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra and Sarah Vaughan and Her Trio perform a double set by two jazz greats, performing live in concert at Berlin Philharmonic Hall in 1989: Continue reading
Billie Holiday featured on Stars of Jazz on August 13, 1956, a TV program hosted by Bobby Troup. Her performance includes Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone, Billie’s Blues, and My Man. Louis McKay, Lady’s husband, also makes his TV debut. Continue reading
Lisa Simone, Dianne Reeves, Lizz Wright and Angélique Kidjo perform Nina Simone’s classic Four Women. Continue reading
John Coltrane Quartet performs My Favorite Things during the 1965 Comblain-la-Tour, Belgium. John Coltrane (1926-1967 saxophone); McCoy Tyner (piano); Jimmy Garrison (1934-1976 bass); and Elvin Jones (1927-2004 drums). Song written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Continue reading
On Christmas Eve, 2015, the Quantum of the Seas Orchestra performed the entire Duke Ellington version of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite.
The 1996 PBS American Masters biography of icon Lena Horne. Continue reading
Sade, born Helen Folasade Adu in Ibadan the capital and most populous city of Oyo State, Nigeria. Her cool style and effortless delivery immediately distinguished her as the song stylist of her generation.
Jazz legends Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington perform an intimate concert in Milan 1966. Continue reading