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Rhythm and Blues Revue (1955)

| Documentary, Music
Extravaganza with lots of music legends from the 50s.

Director:

Joseph Kohn

Writers:

Leonard Reed (script), Ben Frye (script)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lionel Hampton ... Himself
Faye Adams Faye Adams ... Herself
Bill Bailey Bill Bailey ... Himself
Herb Jeffries ... Himself
Flo Robinson Flo Robinson ... Herself (as Freddy and Flo)
Freddie Robinson Freddie Robinson ... Himself (as Freddy and Flo)
Amos Milburn Amos Milburn ... Himself
The Larks The Larks ... Themselves
Sarah Vaughan ... Herself
Count Basie ... Himself
Big Joe Turner Big Joe Turner ... Himself (as Joe Turner)
Delta Rhythm Boys ... Themselves
Martha Davis Martha Davis ... Herself
Little Buck Little Buck ... Himself
Nat 'King' Cole ... Himself
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Extravaganza with lots of music legends from the 50s.

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It's The Greatest! Get With It!...

Genres:

Documentary | Music

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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Trivia

Shot in 1954, not released until 1955. See more »


Soundtracks

Dry Bones
Traditional lyrics, music by James Weldon Johnson
Performed by Delta Rhythm Boys
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Not from the Apollo Theater
20 August 2018 | by marvy42See all my reviews

If you're into Rhythm & Blues music from the 40s and 50s, this is your movie. However, let's dispel the myth that any of this was filmed at the Apollo Theater (or even before a live audience). The sequences in the film are a mixture of Snader telescriptions (early music videos made for TV) and material newly-filmed (in the spring and summer of 1954) at the midtown Manhattan sound stage of Studio Films. If MC Willie Bryant interacts in any way with the performers, the sequence was filmed at Studio Films. If he's just seen "watching" from the wings, that was inserted into the Snader clip. Look at the audience; a large percentage of them are white, something you never would have seen at the Apollo Theater in those days. It's just stock footage of an audience spliced in. I realize that this is nit-picking, but the performances stand on their own merit and don't need to be tied to the Apollo Theater.


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