THE SOUNDIES BOOK

A REVISED AND EXPANDED GUIDE

Macgillivray, Scott

Iuniverse

2007

414 Pages

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780595420605

Language: English

Category: Essay on music

“Soundies” were the granddaddies of music videos: single-song musical movies that played in special jukeboxes during the 1940s. Some of the biggest musical stars (and stars of the future) appeared in these films: Louis Armstrong, Spike Jones, Liberace, Fats Waller, Stan Kenton, Cab Calloway, and many others. Thanks to Soundies, hundreds of unique musical performances were photographed for posterity. These mini-musicals were originally nothing more than a ten-cent novelty.

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