Monday, August 07, 2017

Soundies Music Of The 1940s

Between 1940 and 1946 the Soundies Distributing Corporation of America produced three-minute musical 16mm films, each containing a song, dance and/or band or orchestral number in collections of eight to a reel. They were called "soundies"
African-American artists had fewer opportunities to perform in films so soundies are the only format in which some of their rare performances are preserved.




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