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Harlem Big Three: The Music of Fats, James P. and Willie "The Lion" Smith

Fats Waller, James P. Johnson and Willie ‘The Lion’ Smith are three masterful exponents of an East Coast style of jazz piano popular before WW II, called ‘Stride.’ Pianist Dick Hyman joins The Jim Cullum Jazz Band and actor Earle Hyman portrays The Lion.

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If Beale Street Could Talk: The Life and Times of W. C. Handy

A tribute to W. C. Handy, one of America’s most influential songwriters, a blues composer, collector and musician widely known as the "Father of the Blues.” Handy is credited with elevating the blues, a regional folk music, to its contemporary form where it remains the core of much popular music today.

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