Soundie: Reed Rapture by Stan Kenton

Pic from Reed Rapture

Today's Soundie showcases Stan Kenton and His Orchestra performing the song, "Reed Rapture".  There were over a dozen Soundies filmed of Kenton's band and visually, this one might be the most pleasing to the eye.  Normally, Soundies were quickly filmed and produced.  But, this one is filled with interesting camera angles, unique uses of silhouettes, and creative lighting.

The music itself is a perfect example of Kenton's role as a trail blazer throughout the era. This was released to Panoram in March of 1942.


Watch the Soundie: "Reed Rapture" by Stan Kenton and His Orchestra from 1942

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