Wednesday, April 13th, 2022

Archival Jazz Clips From The Ed Sullivan Show Featured In April

Remembered most for world-changing appearances by Elvis Presley and the Beatles, The Ed Sullivan Show, which aired in primetime from 1948 to 1971, featured artists and celebrities across just about every genre, including jazz. During April, Jazz Appreciation Month, the show’s official YouTube channel will feature full segments of appearances by jazz artists on the show over the years—from Louis Armstrong and Count Basie to Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald. Many of these clips are being made available digitally for the first time. Interestingly, Rahsaan Roland Kirk’s performance of “The Inflated Tears & Haitian Fight Song,” which was already on the channel, was the final musical performance in the show’s history.

Here is the complete schedule of jazz clips airing on The Ed Sullivan Show‘s YouTube channel during the month of April:

4/4Sarah VaughanPoor ButterflyJune 2, 1957
4/6Count Basie and His OrchestraHow High The MoonNovember 22, 1959
4/8Count Basie and His OrchestraBack To The AppleNovember 22, 1959
4/8Peggy Lee and Steve LawrenceManhattanNovember 4, 1962
4/13Peggy LeeI Love Being Here With You/Yes IndeedOctober 16, 1960
4/15Billy EckstineIf I Can Help SomebodyNovember 10, 1957
4/17Ella FitzgeraldHotta Chocolatta/Oh, Lady Be GoodMarch 24, 1957
4/19Peggy LeeFly Me To The MoonOctober 16, 1960
4/19Count Basie And His OrchestraOne O’Clock JumpMay 29, 1960
4/21Sammy Davis Jr.My Kind Of Town (Manhattan)June 14, 1964
4/23Louis Prima, Keely Smith, Sam Butera And The WitnessesEmbraceable You/I Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good/I’m In The Mood For LoveJune 5, 1960
4/23Sammy Davis Jr.Night SongJune 14, 1964
4/25Peggy Lee, Dave Barbour And His OrchestraShow Me The Way To Get Out Of This World (‘Cause That’s Where Everything Is)October 22, 1950
4/25Sammy Davis Jr.What Kind Of Fool Am IJune 14, 1964