Posts Tagged ‘music video’

Honeysuckle Rose

August 10, 2019

“Honeysuckle Rose,” written by Fats Waller and Andy Razaf, performed by Mr. Waller in this “Soundie,” a kind of 1940s music video shown in a jukebox-type device called a Panoram. Dancers: Betti Mays, Paulene Myers, and Olive Prince. Directed by Warren Murray for Minoco Productions Inc.

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Rum

July 20, 2019

“Rum,” written by John Osborne, T.J. Osborne, and Barry Dean, performed by Brothers Osborne, 2018. Video shot in Deale, Maryland.

Brothers Osborne website

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A Zoot Suit (For My Sunday Girl)

July 7, 2019

“A Zoot Suit (for my Sunday Girl),” written by L. Wolfe Gilbert and Bob O’Brien, by Paul White and Dorothy Dandridge, accompanied by Ted Fiorito and his Orchestra. From A Zoot Suit with a Reet Pleat, a “soundie” (ancestor of the music video) directed by Josef Berne, 1942.

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Kodama

February 10, 2019

French rapper Sylvain Richard a.k.a. 20Syl and director Mathieu Le Dude recruit several hands for their electronic ear candy “Kodama.”

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Above the Law

December 14, 2018

“Above the Law,” written by Betty Wright and Angelo Morris, recorded by The O’Jays, 2018.

The O’Jays website

More:

“Old-school R&B group The O’Jays get into a political groove,” Mark Kennedy, Associated Press

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Sound & Color

December 8, 2015

“Sound & Color” by Alabama Shakes, written by vocalist Brittany Howard. Other band members are guitarist Heath Fogg, bassist Zac Cockrell, drummer Steve Johnson, and keyboard player Ben Tanner. Many people know this song now that it’s the soundtrack for an iPad commercial.

Video directed by James Frost of Honey Badger David Myrick, Director of Photography; Nicholas Wayman Harris, Editor. More about the video here.

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Lake Street Dive

February 23, 2013

The party starts at 0:27.

Lake Street Dive, on a sidewalk in Brighton, Massachusetts. Rachael Price (lead vocalist), Bridget Kearney (bass), Mike Olson (trumpet), Mike Calabrese (drums).

More videos here.

h/t: Maddie Oatman, Mother Jones

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A GRAMMY® Award That Would Mean Something

February 13, 2011

Like the music recording awards show itself, most GRAMMY® nominations are tiresome, but one of tonight’s nominees stands out. It’s an ever-changing music video with singing by a dead man and drawings by two hundred thousand of his admirers across the globe. The video above is just a snapshot of The Johnny Cash Project. Go to the site itself for a richer experience. You can even become part of it by making a drawing. Learn more about the crowd-sourced production from some of its contributors after the jump.

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