This Joint Is Jumpin'
The History Of Swing Music, Dance & Culture
DVD + CD Brian Setzer Orch, Big Bad Voodoo...
New One (Scelled) 1 DVD + 1 CD Audio
Brian Setzer Orchestra, Bog bad Voodoo Daddy, Doc Severisen,
Lionel Hampton, Royal Crow Revue,Atomic Fireballs & More...
REVIEW: The Joint Is Jumpin’ is the thrilling and captivating story of Swing
through archival footage and interviews. The film traces the influences on
Swing from the days of Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw,
Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Dorsey Brothers, Glenn Miller, Louis Prima,
Sam Butera, Lionel Hampton and many more.
From Harlem’s Savoy Ballroom where 5000 swingers could jump and jive
on a dance floor that ran the length of a city block, and Frankie Manning
created the first Air steps to the Lindy Hop to Benny Goodman bringing
the house down at Carnegie Hall in 1939. From the decline of Swing after
the Second World War to a growing revival in the 70s this video covers all
aspects of Swing music and includes not only the music of the Big Bands
of the Swing era but also includes the music of modern bands such as
The Brian Setzer Orchestra, Royal Crown Revue, Atomic Fireballs,
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and many others.
This video is an absolute must for fans and
students of Swing music and the Lindy Hop.
Format: Black & White, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only)
Studio: Image Entertainment
DVD Release Date: May 8, 2001
Run Time: 94 minutes