Sunday At The Movies – Sit Back And Enjoy
This 1955 film Rhythm And Blues Revue is an anthology of the 1950-51 television show Showtime At The Apollo hosted by Willie Bryant. The show consisted of performances taped in a television studio posing as the Apollo Theatre and some soundies recorded in Hollywood. It includes great appearances by Nat Cole, Sarah Vaughan, Amos Milbum, Faye Adams, Ruth Brown, Lionel Hampton, Cab Calloway, The Larks and more. Classic stuff from the days when the line between jazz and R & B was very blurred.