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Basin Street Revue (1956)

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


Leonard Reed (dialogue)


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Credited cast:
Willie Bryant Willie Bryant ... Self
Sarah Vaughan ... Self
Lionel Hampton ... Self
Paul Williams Paul Williams ... Self
Jimmy Brown Jimmy Brown ... Self
Amos Milburn Amos Milburn ... Self
Faye Adams Faye Adams ... Self
Charles 'Honi' Coles Charles 'Honi' Coles ... Self (as Coles)
Cholly Atkins Cholly Atkins ... Self (as Atkins)
Herb Jeffries ... Self
Cab Calloway ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Count Basie ... Self
The Clovers The Clovers ... Themselves
Nat 'King' Cole ... Self
Martha Davis Martha Davis ... Self


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

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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 »


Written by Teddy Powell and Leonard Whitcup
Performed by Amos Milburn
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great 1950s R&B performances
18 August 2003 | by django-1See all my reviews

This is a collection of exciting R&B performances from the early-mid 1950's, including Amos Milburn, Faye Adams, Lionel Hampton, The Clovers, Martha Davis, Sarah Vaughn, Paul Hucklebuck Williams featuring Jimmy Brown on vocal (check out the 3 CDs of Williams' recordings from this era on Blue Moon Records!), and Herb Jeffries, among others. Every performance is a gem. The genial host, Willie Bryant, keeps things moving and the lowbrow comedy from Nipsey Russell and Mantan Moreland helps create a wonderful "revue" feel for the show. There are two other short-features, ROCK AND ROLL REVIEW and RHYTHM AND BLUES REVIEW, which are taken from the same source but feature all different performances. You should own all three. Nat Cole and Count Basie are listed, but I must have been out of the room when they were on, or this is an edited version of the film. Still, it's classic material, and where else are you going to get vintage Amos Milburn and Paul Williams performances on video???

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