This Warner Bros. short is a jam session with several outstanding African-American jazz musicians, including Lester Young. Darkly lit and with a mood that matches the music, the film was groundbreaking in its day and was a showcase for then lesser-known musicians and entertainers who would not otherwise have had exposure to a much larger audience. Written by
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, seen here as a piano player, later switched instruments and played electric organ exclusively. See more
Referenced in Sweet and Lowdown
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Performed by Marie Bryant See more