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The last of the Blue Devils

Author: Bruce RickerErnie WilliamsJoe TurnerCount BasieJay McShannAll authors
Publisher: New York : Rhapsody Films, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English : Remastered digital edView all editions and formats
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Presents the story of Kansas City music in the twenties and thirties, when this midwestern city acquired an intense concentration of nightlife. Features performances by Joe Turner, the Jay McShann Big Band, Count Basie and his orchestra, and members of the origianl Oklahoma City Blue Devils. Also includes archival footage and reminiscences by Ernie Williams, Joe Turner, Count Basie, Jay McShann, Buster Smith, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Ricker; Ernie Williams; Joe Turner; Count Basie; Jay McShann; Buster Smith; Blue Devils (Musical group); Jay McShann Big Band.; Last of the Blue Devils Film Company.; Rhapsody Films.
OCLC Number: 36776809
Notes: Videocassette release of the 1979 documentary film.
Credits: Photography, Ernie Johnson, Eric Menn ; film editor, Thomasin Henkel ; sound, Rocky Rude, Wally Gasper ; historical consultant, Frank Driggs ; archival film consultant, David Chectok.
Performer(s): Performers: Count Basie, Joe Turner, Jay McShann, Jesse Price, Buster Smith, Eddie Durham, Jo Jones, Gene Ramey, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Lester Young.
Description: 1 videocassette (90 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS, hi-fi.
Contents: South / Bennie Moten, Thompson Hayes --
Piney Brown blues / Joe Turner, Pete Johnson --
Moten swing / Bennie Moten --
Basie boogie / Count Basie --
Jumping the blues ; Hootie blues / Jay McShann, Charlie Parker, Walter Brown --
After hours / Avery Parrish --
Squabblin' / Count Basie --
Lester leaps in / Lester Young --
Jumping at the Woodside / Count Basie --
Until the real thing comes along /Cahn [and others] --
Hot house / Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie --
Body and soul / Heyman [and others] --
Shake, rattle and roll / Charles Calhoun --
Dickie's dream / Count Basie, Lester Young --
Violin solo / Claude Williams --
Roll 'em Pete / Joe Turner, Pete Johnson --
Buster's tune / Buster Smith --
Night train / Jimmy Forrest --
One o'clock jump / Count Basie.
Other Titles: Kansas City jazz story
Responsibility: a Last of the Blue Devils Film Company production ; directed by Bruce Ricker ; produced by John Kelly, Bruce Ricker, Edward Beyer ; written by John Arnoldy, Bruce Ricker.

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Presents the story of Kansas City music in the twenties and thirties, when this midwestern city acquired an intense concentration of nightlife. Features performances by Joe Turner, the Jay McShann Big Band, Count Basie and his orchestra, and members of the origianl Oklahoma City Blue Devils. Also includes archival footage and reminiscences by Ernie Williams, Joe Turner, Count Basie, Jay McShann, Buster Smith, and others.

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