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Basin Street Revue (1956)

| Musical
Musical variety filmed at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York City.

Writers:

Ben Frye (continuity), Leonard Reed (dialogue)
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Credited cast:
Willie Bryant Willie Bryant ... Himself
Sarah Vaughan ... Herself
Lionel Hampton ... Himself
Paul Williams Paul Williams ... Himself
Jimmy Brown Jimmy Brown ... Himself
Amos Milburn Amos Milburn ... Himself
Faye Adams Faye Adams ... Herself
Charles 'Honi' Coles Charles 'Honi' Coles ... Himself (as Coles)
Cholly Atkins Cholly Atkins ... Himself (as Atkins)
Herb Jeffries ... Himself
Cab Calloway ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Count Basie ... Himself
The Clovers The Clovers ... Themselves
Nat 'King' Cole ... Himself
Martha Davis Martha Davis ... Herself
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Musical variety filmed at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York City.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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Mono
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The following acts are named in the credits but do not appear: Little Buck, The Larks, Count Basie, The Businessmen of Rhythm, Dinah Washington, Freddy and Flo, Nat 'King' Cole. The following acts are not named in the credits but do appear: Faye Adams, Herb Jeffries, Coles and Atkins (Charles 'Honi' Coles, Cholly Atkins), Cab Calloway and The Paul Williams Orchestra with Jimmy Brown. See more »

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Bewildered
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Written by Teddy Powell and Leonard Whitcup
Performed by Amos Milburn
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fantastic short revue featuring great Black stars of the 1950s
29 August 2007 | by didi-5See all my reviews

Like its counterparts, 'Rhythm and Blues Revue' and 'Rock n Roll Revue' this film presents a number of music performances in a short running time, and each one is a gem. In the best print of the three films I have, 'Basin Street Revue' is definitely watchable and has good sound quality, which showcases the likes of Paul Williams Band, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, and Nat King Cole very well.

These short revues had plenty of zip and energy and the music has aged well over the past fifty years. Seeing shorts makes you really wish they made something equivalent now. Recommended, and easy to find on a number of DVD budget collections.


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