This clip from the movie “A Song Was Born” (1948) is a melting pot of almost too many legends, collectively bathing in each other’s melodic genius.

Going through the history of Jazz – a la Judson before the Internet era – Danny Kaye, accompanied by a supergroup, takes us along a musical journey from the early rhythmic African beats, to the swinging 1920s America.
Watch the clip below to see greats like Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman and Lionel Hampton together, ushering in a new era of cool.