Soundies: A Musical History

Soundies: A Musical History

DVD (Black & White)


Soundies: A Musical History collects a number of short musical films that played on a film jukebox called Panoram in the 1940s. Many consider these films to be the very first music videos, and this documentary includes appearances by some of the most beloved musical artists of all time including Louis Armstrong.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/09/2007
UPC: 0805859007794
Original Release: 2007
Rating: NR
Source: Adrenaline Music
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:17:00

Special Features

Michael Feinstein's original song "The Songs of Yesterday Are Here to Stay"; Feinstein's Favorite Soundies: Gene Austin "I Hear You Knocking," The Mills Brothers "You Always Hurt the One You Love," Rubinoff "The Music Shop," Cliff Edwards "Jeannie With the Light Brown Hair," Harry "The Hipster" Gibson "Ferdinand"

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Soundies: A Musical History
1. Introduction to Soundies [6:37]
2. The Panoram Machine [6:03]
3. The Variety of Soundies [2:40]
4. The Big Bands [3:27]
5. Creating the Sounds [5:46]
6. The Recording Process [8:37]
7. Sex in Soundies [4:32]
8. The War Years [4:57]
9. Patriotism in Soundies [3:52]
10. Musicians and the War Effort [3:48]
11. The Recording Ban [3:45]
12. V-J Day [2:09]
13. Racism in Soundies [2:55]
14. Racial Stereotypes [5:31]
15. Discovering New Talent [7:20]
16. The Legacy [4:30]

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
PBS documentary of the short filmed musicals played on video jukeboxes called "Panoram" in 1940's. Great recordings and short films of big bands and singers of the era. Predecessors of current music videos.