30Jazz.com needs your help

If you enjoy our daily programming, please considering helping us with our recurring technical expenses.

Our hosting charges, email management service, bandwidth costs for streaming, and occasional technical assistance run into the hundreds of dollars every month.

We appreciate all contributions, but we especially love subscribers who sign up for our $10 a month subscription.

That's just 33 cents a day for a new video every day of the week plus streaming Henry Holloway's program every week including on demand access to the archive of all his past shows.

30Jazz.com an all-volunteer effort and your help would be greatly appreciated.

Support 30sJazz.com/Jazz on the Tube

Thanks for all your support in all the forms it takes!

Ken, Lester, Henry, Sam, Emilie and all the volunteers

Home | More Videos | About Us | Our Advertisers | Contact | Subscribe | Donate

Jazz on the Tube

The Internet's jazz video search engine


It Don't Mean A Thing

Duke Ellington and his Orchestra

Subscribe to
Jazz on the Tube

Absolutely free
Every time we post a new video,
we'll send you a notice by e-mail.

First Name:
E-mail address:
Enter your first name and e-mail and press subscribe

Navigation:    Home    Back    More videos like this

Subscribe to 30sJazz.com


This 1943 film footage captures the Duke Ellington Orchestra performing the swing era anthem "It Don't Mean A Thing" with the singing of violinist and trumpeter Ray Nance, and trombonist 'Tricky' Sam Nanton.

*The song's title was a derived from a saying often used by the Ellington Band's former trumpet player Bubber Miley.

"It Don't Mean A Thing" would quickly become a Jazz standard; probably the first song to use the phrase "Swing" in it's title.

*The Duke Ellington Orchestra, unlike many of their contemporaries, was able to make the transition from Hot Jazz of the 1920's to the Swing music of the 1930's fairly easily.

"Sing, Swing and All That Jazz"

Free audio streaming of Henry Holloway's award winning radio program

For more 30s Jazz including an archive of Golden Bandstand winner Henry Holoway's radio program "Swing, Sing and All That Jazz" you can stream the program for free - here

Please share your favorite JazzontheTube.com videos with your friends and colleagues

That's how we grow.


For more Duke Ellington videos, click here

See the complete catalog of
30's jazz videos

About Us | Privacy Policy | Contact