Memories of Walter Page and The Kansas City Beat

The Last of the Blue Devils (Documentary)

 

With Jo Jones & Baby Lovett

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From a 1974 performance filmed at the Mutual Musicians Foundation and featured in the 1979 jazz documentary “The Last of the Blue Devils”.

Richard Smith shares an amusing short story about legendary bassist and “Blue Devils” leader Walter Page followed by a live performance from Jo Jones and Baby Lovett demonstrating the drummer’s importance to the Kansas City style.

This K.C. rhythmic exploration segment concludes with the tap dancing of Speedy Huggins.

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