FORMAT: PAL ZONE: FREE
B & W
REVIEW: The Joint Is Jumpin’ is the thrilling and captivating story of Swing through archival footage and interviews. The film traces the influences on Swing from the days of Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Dorsey Brothers, Glenn Miller, Louis Prima, Sam Butera, Lionel Hampton and many more.
From Harlem’s Savoy Ballroom where 5000 swingers could jump and jive on a dance floor that ran the length of a city block, and Frankie Manning created the first Air steps to the Lindy Hop to Benny Goodman bringing the house down at Carnegie Hall in 1939. From the decline of Swing after the Second World War to a growing revival in the 70s this video covers all aspects of Swing music and includes not only the music of the Big Bands of the Swing era but also includes the music of modern bands such as The Brian Setzer Orchestra, Royal Crown Revue, Atomic Fireballs, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and many others. This video is an absolute must for fans and students of Swing music and the Lindy Hop.