Rhythm and Blues Revue 1955

“Rhythm and Blues Revue”, is a 1955 feature film compiled by Studio Films, Inc. from previously recorded Snader Telescriptions featuring renowned African American jazz singers and musicians from the 1950s. Performers include Faye Adams, Bill Bailey, Ruth Brown, Cab Calloway, Nat King Cole, Count Basie, Martha Davis, The Delta Rhythm Boys, Freddy and Flo, Lionel Hampton, Herb Jefferies, The Larks, Little Buck, Amos Milburn, Mantan Moreland, Nipsey Russell, Big Joe Turner, Sarah Vaughan and Willie Bryant.

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20 thoughts on “Rhythm and Blues Revue 1955

  1. Miss Faye Adam.. Everyday..
    She reminds me of Billie Eillish when she says “I’m so in love with you”..

  2. PHENOMENAL footage !! Much of this strata of entertainment will never be matched – and certainly not surpassed . . . Sarah Vaughan is forever the Queen of range, pitch, nuance, comprehension of th material

  3. Wow Nat King Cole sings of Trinidad where I am from. Sounds so wonderful!!!! This is way before I was ever dreamed to be born. I heard he visited Trinidad years before my time.

  4. 00:00 [INTRO – Willie Bryant (host), with Freddy & Flo]
    05:08 Lionel Hampton “Vibe Boogie”
    08:06 Faye Adams “Every Day”
    11:23 Bill Bailey (tap dancing)
    13:37 Herb Jeffries “In My Heart (There’s A Song)”
    16:12 [SKIT: Freddy & Flo]
    20:35 Amos Milburn “Bad, Bad Whiskey”
    24:17 The Larks “The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise”
    25:53 [SKIT: Freddy & Flo]
    27:55 Lionel Hampton “Bongo Interlude”
    31:14 [SKIT: Shop Owner / Baseball]
    34:42 Sarah Vaughan “Perdido”
    37:08 [SKIT: Nipsey Russell, with Willie Bryant]
    39:26 Count Basie Orchestra “Basie’s Conversation”
    43:14 Big Joe Turner “Shake, Rattle and Roll”
    46:44 Delta Rhythm Boys “Dry Bones”
    50:02 Martha Davis and Spouse “Goodbye Honey, Goodbye”
    53:38 Little Buck (tap dancing)
    55:57 Nat King Cole “Calypso Blues”
    58:54 [SKIT: Mantan Moreland and Nipsey Russell]
    1:02:34 Cab Calloway “Minnie The Moocher”
    1:05:53 Ruth Brown “Teardrops From My Eyes”
    1:08:16 Count Basie Orchestra “One O’Clock Jump”

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  6. Good singing, but singers should not smoke. The man who sang, Herb Jeffries was smoking a cigarette. That is something he should not have done!

  7. HI GOD BLESS…
    I HEARED HIM SAY BOO’D UP OR DOES SHE SAY “BOOD UP” BUT HERE WE SEE SHE WAS NOT THE FIRST ONE TO SAY THAT EXPRESSION. WHAT A LESSON IN MUSIC THIS EAS FOR ME.

  8. I wish life could roll back to the more simple times of the 50s. Back when things made more sense, people had class, style, respect, and people didn’t get into trouble unless they asked for it. The music was the greatest, I really dig that sound daddy O, it’s really swing.

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