This Joint Is Jumpin' (2001)





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This two-hour documentary tribute to swing music traces the history of the jazz-based musical style from its birth during the 1920s through to the late-20th century swing revival. The program features the music of such classic performers of the genre as Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, and Duke Ellington, as well as successful acts from the 1990s, such as Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and the Brian Setzer Orchestra.
Documentary , Musical & Performing Arts
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Very good synopsis of the current state of swing dancing, lindy-hopping, big band bop, and zoot-suitin' - including interwoven flashbacks regarding the roots and history of these genres. The film does really not visit at any length with the major charting bands of today (eg, Cherry Poppin' Daddies) but rather hangs its hat more on close-up interviews with smaller "hobby" bands and players. RECOMMENDATION: Still its a snappin', beat-filled, flashy romp - and it's a decent primer on the topic. Daddy-O.

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