The Ed Sullivan Youtube Channel Reveals Rare Clips Of Jazz Performances
|Throughout the month of April The Ed Sullivan Show’s official YouTube channel will feature full segments from across the entertainment spectrum, focusing on jazz appreciation and highlighting appearances by Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Benny Goodman, Dave Brubeck Quartet and more.|
Established by the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, 2022 marks the 21th year of Jazz Appreciation Month, which celebrates the cultural and historic impact of jazz music. The Ed Sullivan Show brought the genre music to millions of American television viewers and has been acknowledged for its pioneering jazz appearances by the Library of Congress, which described the popular show as “a landmark television program, and unquestionably one of the most important chronicles of mid-20th century popular culture.”
Jazz appreciation on The Ed Sullivan Show YouTube channel kicked off with Louis Armstrong (“On The Sunny Side Of The Street“). On Monday, rarities such as Sarah Vaughan‘s 1957 performance of “Poor Butterfly,” Count Basie and His Orchestra (“How High The Moon” and “Back To The Apple“) and a rousing segment by Peggy Lee and Steve Lawrence‘s November 4, 1962 performance of “Manhattan” make their premiere. The week continued with features such as Peggy Lee‘s 1963 performance of “Nice ‘N’ Easy,” Benny Goodman‘s 1960 “World Is Waiting For The Sunrise” and Dave Brubeck Quartet‘s 1960 “I’m In A Dancing Mood.” On Wednesday, April 13, look for Peggy Lee (“I Love Being Here With You/Yes Indeed”) and on Friday, April 15 look for Billy Eckstine (“If I Can Help Somebody.”)
The Ed Sullivan Show YouTube channel also features Louis Armstrong‘s many appearances, including a 1957 performance of “On The Sunny Side Of The Street.” Additional jazz segments include Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Ella Fitzgerald (“Bill Bailey, Won’t You Please Come Home“) and, closing the month, performances by Sammy Davis Jr. (“My Kind Of Town Manhattan,” “Night Song” and “What Kind Of Fool Am I”) and Louis Prima, Keely Smith, Sam Butera And The Witnesses (“Show Me The Way To Get Out Of This World ‘Cause That’s Where Everything Is”).
Throughout its historic 23-year primetime run (1948-1971), The Ed Sullivan Show brought the hottest performances from around the world and introduced emerging talent to America’s living rooms every Sunday night. The show featured some of the earliest or first televised performances of music superstars.
Among the voluminous gems in this vast catalog are iconic clips most of which have not been seen in decades. UMe uploads new videos daily, including scores of rarities available digitally for the first time, to The Ed Sullivan Show’s official YouTube channel and EdSullivan.com, both newly updated.