Various Artists – Rhapsody In Black

No lip-syncing, backing tracks or gimmicks—only consummate talent on these 'live' late-'50s clips from Canadian TV. Cab Calloway ("Minnie The Moocher") is at his most bizarre, Nat King Cole ("Stay With Love") is finger-poppin' smooth and Sammy Davis Jr ("Gypsy In My Soul/Perdido") is a human dynamo, while the gem in this collection is Duke Ellington working in a quintet setting.

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No lip-syncing, backing tracks or gimmicks?only consummate talent on these ‘live’ late-’50s clips from Canadian TV. Cab Calloway (“Minnie The Moocher”) is at his most bizarre, Nat King Cole (“Stay With Love”) is finger-poppin’ smooth and Sammy Davis Jr (“Gypsy In My Soul/Perdido”) is a human dynamo, while the gem in this collection is Duke Ellington working in a quintet setting.

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