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Black Harlem bandleader Lucky Millinder turned Jim Crow on its head when he added 7 white musicians to his Big Band and toured the South in the 1940's.
When Benny Goodman brought Lionel Hampton and Teddy Wilson into his band he was at the forefront of integrating black musicians into Big Band Swing orchestras.
Panoram Soundies brought the music of the 40's alive with electrifying filmed performances of Count Basie, Duke Ellington and a collection of the greats of Jazz and the Big Band Swing era.
"Red" Callender played with everyone from Louis Armstrong to Art Tatum, and was a member of the legendary Wrecking Crew of session musicians.
The epic night in 1995 when Charlie Watts of The Rolling Stones and drumming legend Jim Keltner paid a visit to the home of film and jazz historian Mark Cantor.