The Last of the Blue Devils: The Kansas City Jazz Story

Overview

The greatest Kansas City jazz and blues names appear in this heartwarming feature documenting their heyday and subsequent activities. Director Bruce Ricker rounded up The KC legends still surviving in the '70s for his film: Count Basie, Jay McShann, Big Joe Turner, Jimmy "Night Train" Forrest, and many more, and their hearty reminiscences form the backbone of the movie.
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Overview

The greatest Kansas City jazz and blues names appear in this heartwarming feature documenting their heyday and subsequent activities. Director Bruce Ricker rounded up The KC legends still surviving in the '70s for his film: Count Basie, Jay McShann, Big Joe Turner, Jimmy "Night Train" Forrest, and many more, and their hearty reminiscences form the backbone of the movie.
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Special Features

Audio commentary by director-producer Bruce Ricker; 19 minutes of outtakes, including the musical numbers "Honey Hush"; "Rose Garden"; "Chains fo Love"; and "Shake, Rattle and Roll," performed by Big Joe Turner and Jay McShann
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/14/2001
  • UPC: 738329016821
  • Original Release: 1980
  • Rating:

  • Source: Rhapsody Films
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Vistavision (1.66:1)
  • Presentation: Letterbox
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 43,219

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Count Basie and His Orchestra
Big Joe Turner
Eddie Durham Eddie Durham
Budd Johnson Budd Johnson
Charles McPherson Charles McPherson
Gene Ramey Gene Ramey
Joe Jones Joe Jones
Richard Smith Richard Smith
Milton Morris Milton Morris
Jay McShann
Technical Credits
Bruce Ricker Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Ed Beyer Producer
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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Letterboxed Version
0. Scene Selection
1. OPENING TITLES: "South" (Vintage Recording), Bennie Moten Orchestra [2:53]
2. "PINEY BROWN BLUES" ("18th & Vine"), Big Joe Turner & Jay McShann [4:11]
3. GETTING REACQUAINTED "Jay's Blues," Jay McShann "Jesse's Blues," Jesse Price [4:52]
4. Enter The Count [1:30]
5. "MOTEN SWING" Count Basie Orchestra [3:54]
6. Remembering Bennie Moten [2:32]
7. "JUMPIN' THE BLUES," "HOOTIE'S BLUES," "AFTER HOURS," Jay McShann's Big Band [3:32]
8. Ernie Williams On Drums [1:48]
9. Tribute To Lester Young [1:32]
10. "LESTER LEAPS IN" Featuring Paul Quinichette, Eddie Durham & Charles McPherson [6:01]
11. TENOR BATTLE "Jumpin' at the Woodside" Count Basie Orchestra Featuring saxophon [2:41]
12. TRIBUTE TO ANDY KIRK "Until the Real Thing Comes Along" [2:06]
13. TRIBUTE TO CHARLIE PARKER With Buster Smith "Hot House" (Vintage Television Clip [4:47]
14. Basie'S Musical Reminiscence [4:02]
15. "SHAKE, RATTLE & ROLL" Big Joe Turner [3:49]
16. ONCE UPON A TIME IN KANSAS CITY With club owner Milton Morris [6:24]
17. "ROLL 'EM" Big Joe Turner and the Jay Mc Shann Big Band [6:47]
18. Walter Page Remembered [3:10]
19. DRUM DUO Jo Jones and Baby Lovett Tap by Speedy Huggins [4:30]
20. "NIGHT TRAIN" Count Basie Orchestra Featuring saxophonist Jimmy Forrest [5:43]
21. "PINEY BROWN BLUES" ("18th & Vine") Reprise Big Joe Turner and Jay McShann [3:42]
22. "ONE O'CLOCK JUMP" Jay McShann Big Band [2:55]
23. "ONE O'CLOCK JUMP" Count Basie Orchestra [2:08]
24. THE COUNT STEPS OUT "Moten Swing" (Vintage Recording) Bennie Moten Orchestra [4:42]
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Menu

Side #1 -- Letterboxed Version
   Begin Feature
   Audio Commentary
      On
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   Additional Musical Numbers (Outtakes)
      "HONEY HUSH" "ROSE GARDEN" Big Joe Turner & Jay McShann
      "CHAINS OF LOVE" "SHAKE, RATTLE & ROLL" (Incomplete) Big Joe Turner & Jay McShan
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