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Basin Street Revue (1956) - B&W - 40 min

This video was created at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem, NY of some of the greatest of all time - including Sarah Vaughan, Lionel Hampton, Martha Davis, Nipsey Russell, and Cab Calloway.

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Basin Street Revue
Directed by - Joseph Kohn

(1956) - B&W - 40 min




Willie Bryant - The Clown Prince of Mirth is you host from the Apollo! Opening number features Lionel Hampton and his Orchestra performing "She's My Ding Dong Baby"!


Sarah Vaughan sings a few!



Martha Davis plays a wicked piano!


Sarah Vaughan has the opening number followed by Paul Williams and The Hucklebuck Boys, with Jimmy Brown doing a solo. Martha Davis dazzles you with talent. Then Nipsey Russell and Mantan Moreland do a hilarious comedy routine.




Amos Milburn sings Bewildered followed by Fay Adams performing "Somebody, Somewhere". The Clovers close out part 3 with "Lovey, Dovey" - note the line "I really love your peaches, want to shake your tree". And you thought this line is credited to Steve Miller - who was just a baby at the time.




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Basin Street Revue
Directed by - Joseph Kohn

Starring - Sarah Vaughan, Lionel Hampton, Martha Davis, Nipsey Russell, Cab Calloway





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Lionel Hampton on Vibes



Sarah Vaughan sings "For a Lifetime". Then it's Coles and Atkins who perform a song and dance tune. Herb Jeffries sings "A Woman is a Worrisome Thing". The show closes with Cab Calloway doing "Calloway Boogie".









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