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The Ed Sullivan Show's official YouTube channel continues to feature full segments from across the entertainment spectrum, focusing on jazz appreciation throughout April. The Ed Sullivan Show channel celebrates appearances by Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington with Louis Armstrong, Lionel Hampton, Louis Armstrong, and Woody Herman And His Orchestra, plus playlists for Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole
and Jazz Music
with Dave Brubeck Quartet, Gene Krupa, Nat King Cole
Trio and more.
Established by the Smithsonian National
Museum of American History, 2021 marks the 20th year of Jazz Appreciation Month, which celebrates the cultural and historic impact of jazz music. The Ed Sullivan Show brought jazz 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." The Ed Sullivan Show was frequently international in scope, including Jazz performers who enjoyed worldwide acclaim.
Jazz appreciation on The Ed Sullivan Show YouTube channel kicks off today with Benny Goodman ("I Want To Be Happy") and Louis Armstrong ("When It's Sleepy Time Down South"). On Friday, rarities such as W.C. Handy's 1949 performance of "St. Louis Blues," Lionel Hampton ("How High The Moon") and a rousing segment by Turk Murphy & Dixieland Brass Band performing "Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home" make their premiere. The weekend continues on Saturday with Louis Armstrong ("On The Sunny Side Of The Street"), Pete Fountain ("Tiger Rag"), Count Basie with Joe Williams ("Roll 'Em Pete"), Gene Krupa ("Sing, Sing, Sing") and Glenn
Miller Orchestra/Ray McKinley ("In The Mood
"). On Sunday, April 4, look for Erroll Garner ("Misty") and Louis Armstrong ("Muskrat Ramble").
The Ed Sullivan Show YouTube channel also features Louis Armstrong's many appearances, including a 1956 performance of "Basin Street Blues." Additional jazz segments include Harry James
Band ("Lester Leaps In"), Woody Herman And His Orchestra ("Caldonia") and, closing the month, performances by Louis Armstrong with Duke Ellington.
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 including Stevie Wonder, The Band, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Jackson 5, The Mamas
and The Papas, The Supremes, and The Rolling Stones.
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.
Live On The Ed Sullivan Show YOUTUBE channel Jazz Appreciation in April*:
THU 4/1 Louis Armstrong When It's Sleepy Time Down South January 27, 1957
THU 4/1 Benny Goodman I Want To Be Happy June 19, 1960
FRI 4/2 W.C. Handy St. Louis Blues February 6, 1949
FRI 4/2 Lionel Hampton How High The Moon August 21, 1960
FRI 4/2 Turk Murphy & Dixieland Brass Band Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home September 26, 1965
SAT 4/3 Louis Armstrong On The Sunny Side Of The Street January 27, 1957
SAT 4/3 Glenn Miller Orchestra, Ray McKinley In The Mood May 19, 1957
SAT 4/3 Count Basie, Joe Williams Roll 'Em Pete November 22, 1959
SAT 4/3 Gene Krupa Sing, Sing, Sing June 26, 1960
SAT 4/3 Pete Fountain Tiger Rag May 14, 1961
SUN 4/4 Erroll Garner Misty March 26, 1961
SUN 4/4 Louis Armstrong Muskrat Ramble October 15, 1961
MON 4/5 Louis Armstrong Basin Street Blues July 15, 1956
MON 4/5 Woody Herman And His Orchestra Caldonia March 24, 1963
TUE 4/6 Louis Armstrong So Long Dearie October 4, 1964
THU 4/8 Louis Armstrong Now You Has Jazz September 20, 1959
FRI 4/9 Louis Armstrong When It's Sleepy Time Down South October 8, 1961
SUN 4/11 Louis Armstrong Royal Garden Blues October 8, 1961
MON 4/12 Louis Armstrong Now You Has Jazz March 5, 1961
TUE 4/13 Louis Armstrong Struttin' With Some Barbecue January 27, 1957
WED 4/14 Louis Armstrong, Eileen Farrell 'S Wonderful September 20, 1959
FRI 4/16 Harry James Lester Leaps In February 14, 1960
FRI 4/16 Louis Armstrong That's My Home March 5, 1961
SUN 4/18 Louis Armstrong Tiger Rag March 5, 1961
FRI 4/23 Louis Armstrong When It's Sleepy Time Down South July 2, 1961
SAT 4/24 Louis Armstrong When The Saints Go Marching In September 20, 1959
MON 4/26 Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington Duke's Place December 17, 1961
WED 4/28 Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington In A Mellow Tone December 17, 1961
*Schedule may be subject to change without notice. Unlisted YouTube links and/or embed code may be available prior to stream date.
Live On The Ed Sullivan Show YOUTUBE channel Jazz Playlist videos available**:
FRI 1/8 Ella Fitzgerald Can't Buy Me Love April 28, 1968
FRI 1/8 Louis Armstrong Blueberry Hill December 23, 1962
FRI 1/15 Nat King Cole Trio A Portrait Of Jennie March 27, 1949
FRI 1/15 Ella Fitzgerald Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home May 5, 1963
FRI 1/15 Louis Armstrong (Up A) Lazy River July 2, 1961
SAT 1/16 Nat King Cole St. Louis Blues April 13, 1958
MON 1/18 Nat King Cole Tea For Two - Instrumental March 18, 1956
SUN 1/31 Dave Brubeck Quartet Smoke Gets In Your Eyes October 16, 1955
FRI 3/5 Ella Fitzgerald Thanks For The Memory November 29, 1964
FRI 3/5 Louis Armstrong Blueberry Hill October 15, 1961
TUE 3/9 Louis Armstrong Muskrat Ramble July 15, 1956
WED 3/31 Al Hirt When The Saints (Go Marching In) February 18, 1962
**Click performance link to grab embed code.
The Ed Sullivan Show is the most popular primetime variety show in American history. For nearly a quarter century, Ed Sullivan hosted the greatest array of talent on television, including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Elvis Presley
and Motown artists such as The Supremes, The Temptations
and The Jackson 5. Every Sunday night at 8pm on CBS from 1948-1971, The Ed Sullivan Show showcased a wide variety of pop culture from the worlds of music, comedy, novelty and much more. The library of 1,000 hours includes over 10,000 performances.