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Chicago and All That Jazz (America's Music)

-- Synopsis:
     The NBC Dupont Show of the Week rehearsals and tapings from late October thru November, 1961 and hosted by Garry More for Television. This show was Telecast 11/26/1961 and has many music and dance clips. Eleven Shows / Acts in all, consisting of many songs featuring Ragtime, Marches, Jazz and Blues. This VHS has two cardboard covers (one is shown on left, there is also a DVD version floatting around but not sure if it's legal though?).

* Features:
     There is a lot of Musicians shown on this tape as well as Al Minns and Leon James doing a segment called a " Demonstration Interlude." Minns and James demonstrate mny dances such as the Shimmy, Black Bottom, Charleston, and the Lindy Hop. Minns and James demonstrate with each other, no female partners.

Al Minns and Leon James screen shot Chicago and all the jazz band photo1 Chicago and aLL That Jazz - Gary Moore

More Film Information below



Directed By:


1961 City Hall Records / Landmark James Elson [DVD | VHS]


Country Made:



60 minutes USA English Black and White


Featured Dancer

Featured Dance

Dance Rating

Music / Dance Al Minns and Leon James Vernacular Dances Very Good

Known Dancers


Actors / Actresses

Al Minns Specialty Dancers Garry Moore
Leon James    

Dances performed in this film   

Special Dance Interest

the Black Bottom the Mule Walk n/a Various Vernacular dances
the Cakewalk the Shimmy    
the Charleston Truckin'    
the Lindy Hop Trunky Doo    

Some Music Titles in Film

Various Artists Heard on this Film

After You've Gone Jelly Roll Blues Bessie Smith
Baby, Wont You Please Come Home Original Dixieland Onestep Blossom Seeley
Back O Town Blues Pearls, the Bud Freeman
Basin Street Blues Pinetop's Boogie Woogie Buster Bailey
Blues For Gene Pretty Baby Doc Severson
Calliope Music Shimmy Sha Wabble Eddie Condon
China Boy Singin' The Blues Gene Krupa
Clarinet Marmalade Some of these Days Henry Red Allen
Cornet Chop Suey St. Louis Blues Jack Teagarden
Dardenella Tiger Rag Johnny Guarnieri
Darktown Strutters Ball Tin Roof Blues Johnny St. Cyr
Dippermouth Blues Toddlin' The Toodle O Lil Harden
Doctor Jazz Way Down Yonder in New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Heebie Jeebies When Johnny Comes Marching Home Mae Barnes
Honky Tonk Train Blues Wolverine Blues Mamie Smith
In A Mist   McPartland
I've Found a New Baby   Meade Lux Lewis
Jailhouse Blues   New Orleans Band
Jazz Me Blues   Original Dixie Land Band (ODLB)

Stage versions of film

Cast Recordings | Soundtracks

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