These posters are from the private collection of Brian
joe Spibey. They are all original and first release.
They are not reproductions. They range from 1945 up to the present day.
A selection of about thirty are framed and ready for hanging and are available
to any group promoting a jazz on film event . A larger exhibition
can be arranged but would entail extra framing costs.
The country after the year of the film refers to the
origin of the poster, not the film.
US ONE SHEETS 27x 41
1. ALL NIGHT LONG 1963 (W style) with Brubeck, Mingus
and Tubby Hayes
2. GREAT DAY IN HARLEM 1995
3. JAZZ ON A SUMMERS DAY 1959 with Teagarden, Monk, Mulligan etc..
4. ODDS AGAINST TOMORROW 1959 soundtrack by John Lewis and the MJQ
5. ST. LOUIS BLUES 1958 with Nat King Cole, Ella and cab Calloway
6. ROUND MIDNIGHT 1986 with Dextor Gordon
7. STRAIGHT, NO CHASER 1985 with Thelonius Monk
8. LAST OF THE BLUE DEVILS 1979 with Basie, Jay Mcshann and Joe Turner
9. KANSAS CITY 1996 (alternate style)
10. WOODY HERMAN 1948 with Shorty Rogers and Stan Getz
11. I WANT TO LIVE 1958 (half sheet) with Mulligan, Art Farmer and Shelly
12. PETE KELLYS BLUES 1955 with Ella Fitzgerald
13. WILD MAN BLUES 1998 with Woody Allen
14. THE STRIP 1951 with Armstrong, Teagarden and Hines.
15. THE GLASS WALL 1953 with Shorty Rogers and Jack Teagarden
BRITISH QUADS 40x 30
1. WILD MAN BLUES 1998 (with Woody Allen)
2. GLEN MILLER STORY 1954
3. ALL NIGHT LONG 1963 (British one sheet) with Brubeck, Mingus and Tubby Hayes
4. SUBTERRANEANS 1960 with Mulligan, Art Farmer and Andre Previn
5. DRUM CRAZY 1956 with Shelly Manne, Anita ODay and Red Nichols
6. BENNY GOODMAN STORY 1955 with Wilson, Hampton and Krupa
7. KASAS CITY 1996
8. LADY SINGS THE BLUES 1972 (British one sheet)
9. A SONG IS BORN 1948 with Goodman, Hampton and Tommy Dorsey
10. SVEN KLANGS COMBO 1976
11. PARIS BLUES 1960 with Armstrong and a soundtrack by Duke Ellington
12. BIRD 1988
13. THE GLASS WALL 1953 with Shorty Rogers and Jack Teagarden
14. LISTEN UP! THE LIVES OF QUINCEY JONES 1990
15. SOFT IN THE CENTER 1989 with Andy Shepard
16. COTTON CLUB 1984
17. BEAT GERATION 1959 with the Louis Armstrong All Stars
18. DANCE HALL 1950 with Ted Heath and his Orchestra
19. FOUR HITS AND A MISTER 1962
(British one sheet) wi h Acker Bilk
LOBBY CARDS 14x11"
1 MAN CALLED ADAM 1966 (2 cards, one with Louis Armstrong)
2. ALL NIGHT LONG 1963 [set]
3. ANATOMY OF A MURDER 1959
4. BENNY GOODMAN STORY
5. BIRD 1988 (set)
6. BLACK GLOVE 1954 ((title card)
7. HEY BOY! HEY GIRL! 1959 with Louis Prima
8. JAZZ BOAT 1959 (title card)
9. ROUND MIDNIGHT 1986 (set)
10. THE CONNECTION 1962
BELGIUM POSTER 14x20
1. AH! QUELLE EQUIPE 1956 with Sidney Bechet
2. BALLARD IN BLUE (AKA Blues for Lovers) 1964 with Ray Charles
3. BENNY GOODMAN STORY 1955 with Hampton, Teddy Wilson and Krupa
4. BLUES, LINSPECTEUR CONNAIT LA MUSIQUE 1955 with Sidney Bechet
5. DANCE HALL 1950 with Ted Heath
6. GENE KRUPA STORY
7. GLASS WALL with Jack Teagarden and Shorty Rogers and his band.
8. GLEN MILLER STORY
9. I WANT TO LIVE 1958 with Mulligan and Art Farmer
10. LA PALOMA with Louis Armstrong
11. LA PARADE DES SUCCESS with Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway
12. MUSIC, MUSIC AND MORE MUSIC 1957 with Lionel Hampton and his Orchestra
13. NUIT DAVANT-PREMIERE with Louis Armstrong
14. PETE KELLYS BLUES 1955 with Ella fitzgerald
15. ST. LOUIS BLUES 1958 with Nat King Cole and Ella Fitzgerald
16. THE STRIP 1951 with Armstrong, Teagarden, Earl Hines and Barney Bigard
17. YOUNG MAN WITH A HORN 1949 Harry James plays on sound track. Hollywood bio.
of Bix Beiderbeck
OTHER INTERNATIONAL POSTERS
The country after the poster refers to the posters origin, not the film
1. BIRD NOW (Germany) 1987 23x 33
2. BIRD (Italy) 39x 59
3. COTT ON CLUB (Japan) 1984 20x 28 two different style posters
4. DINGO Miles Davis film (Japan) 1996 20X 28
5. ERIC DOLPHY Last Date
6. GLEN MILLER STORY (Argentina)
7. GLEN MILLER STORY (Japan) 1954 (1990 R) 20x 28
8. GREAT DAY IN HARLEM [G.B.)1994 20x 30
9. INTERNATIONAL SWEETHEARTS OF RHYTHMN
10. JAZZ IN THE MOVIES (NFT poster)
11. JAZZ ON A SUMMERS DAY (French) 1960 47x 63
12. JAZZ ON A SUMMERS DAY (Japan) 1980S RR 20x 28
13. JOE ALBANY-JAZZ LIFE 1980
14. LAST DATE (UK) 1992 with Eric Dolphy
15. LETS GET LOST (French) 47x 63 with Chet Baker
16. LETS GET LOST (US) 18x 23 Two posters with different photos
by William Claxton
17. MACHITO, A LATIN JAZZ LEGEND (US) 1985 22x 28
18. MADE IN AMERICA (US) 22x 34 with Ornette Coleman
19. MR. ROCK AN ROLL (Italy) 1957 with Lionel Hampton
20. NEW ORLEANS (Italy) 1947 39x 59 with Armstrong and Billie Holliday
21. PETE KELLYS BLUES (US Window card)
22. PETE KELLYS BLUES (Argentina) 1955
23 POLISH JAZZ FILM ?? (Polish) 1983
24. RUSSIAN JAZZ FILM ?? (We From Jazz) (Polish) 1983
25. STORMY WEATHER (Italian photobusters) 14x19 with Cab Calloway
26. SVEN KLANGS KVINTETT (Sweden] 1976 27x 39
27. TCB Jazz and blues film (UK) company poster.
The following are a ready framed, travelling
exhibition of about thirty pieces selected from the above. It is available free
to film societies and jazz festivals who are promoting jazz on film (UK 0nly)
1. Ah! Quelle Equipe
(1956) Belgium 14x20
With item (7) two of the numerous films the great New Orleans clarinettist Sidney
Bechet made in Europe after he settled in France.
2. All Night Long
(1961) US Lobby Card
3. All Night Long
(1961) British one sheet
Modern jazz club setting for this update of Othello. Your only chance to see
Charlie Mingus playing with Dave Brubeck. The film also featured a galaxy of
British stars including Tubby Hays and Johnny Dankworth.
4. Benny Goodman Story
(1955) Belgium 14x20
5. Benny Goodman Story
(1955) US Lobby Card
One of the few jazz biographies that had the original jazz musicians playing
themselves. The lobby card shows the original quartet of Lionel Hampton, Gene
Krupa, Teddy Wilson with the films star, Steve Allen, standing in for Goodman.
6. Bird Now
(1987) Germany 23 x33
One of the best films about Charlie Parker.
7. Blues LInspecteur Connait La Musique
(1955) Belgium 14x20
8. Cotton Club
(1984) Japan 20x30
This movie had a great sound track with Bob Wilbur and fellow musicians recreating
the music of Duke Ellington during its Cotton Club heyday in the Thirties.
(1991) Japan 20x30
Australian movie featuring Miles Davis. This poster exploits the early Blue
Note record label design style.
10. Drum Crazy
(1956) British quad
Known in the States as The Gene Krupa Story. One of very few film posters to
feature the artwork of David Stone Martin, who was responsible for hundreds
of jazz album covers during the fifties, mainly for the Verve Label.
11. The Glen Miller Story
(1954) Belgium 14x20
The Belgium poster of this famous film is the only one that shows Glen Miller
as well as James Stewart, in the title role.
12. Great Day in Harlem
(1995) US one sheet
Documentary based on the Jazz worlds most famous photograph. If they were
alive, they were there.
13. Jazz on a Summers Day
(1959) Japan 20x30
For most jazz buffs the best remembered jazz film with a host of stars. This
is a rare Japanese example for the movie.
14. Joe Albany, A Jazz Life
Rare showing at Londons great independent cinema of this documentary about
the wayward bop pianist.
15. La Citta Del Jazz (New Orleans)
(1947) Italy 39x 59
Extremely rare poster of Hollywoods attempt to film the story of jazz.
Originally meant to star Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday. However tinsel
town soon got cold feet and parachuted average white blands into the leads.
16. Lets Get Lost
(1988) USA 18x23
This poster is based on one of William Caxtons battered photos of the
fifties post bop star. Lets just prey, that the proposed movie bio starring
Leonardo DiCaprio never gets made.
17. Paris Blues
(1960) British quad
The poster is more exciting to look at than the movie. However, the film did
have a great soundtrack by Duke Ellington with Paul Newman and Sidney Poitier
being ghosted by Paul Gonsalves (tenor) and Murray McEachern (trombone)
The ubiquitous Louis Armstrong also makes an appearance.
18. Pete Kellys Blues
(1955) US window card 14x20
One of Hollywoods better attempts at the jazz age. Lee Marvin playing
clarinet in a Dixieland band who gets cold feet after a brush with gangsters!
What more could one want?
19. Stormy Weather
(1943) Italy 19x14
Early musical, with an all black cast. 20th Century Foxs response to MGMs
Cabin in the Sky with Fats Waller, Cab Calloway and Dooley Wilson, play
it again, Sam from Casablanca.
20. Straight, No Chaser
(1985) US one sheet
Wonderful documentary about the eccentric Thelonious Monk. One of the most intimate,
of all the jazz documentaries.
21. The Subterraneans
(1960) British Quad
Another Hollywood injustice to Jack Kerouac. However it did feature Gerry Mulligan,
Art Pepper, Art Farmer, Andre Previn (in jazz mode) and Carmen McRae.
22. Sven Klangs Quintet
(1976) Swedish 27x39
One of the very best films about the jazz life. Based loosely, on the early
career of the great Swedish baritone sax player, Lars Gullin .A rare country
of origin poster.
23. Sweethearts of Rhythm
(1986) USA 16x23
Documentary about The International Sweethearts of Rhythm. The all female multi
racial big band that were at their height during the Second World War.
24. Wild Man Blues
(1998) US one sheet
On the road with Woody Allen and his New Orleans band.
25. Hey Boy! Hey Girl!
(1959) USA lobby card
Louis Primer was a very fine jazz trumpeter before he got into his jive bag
with films like this. He is now, best remembered as the voice of King Louis
in The Jungle Book.
26. Last of the Blue Devils
(1979) US one sheet
Affectionate look at the great days of Kansas City when the place jumped to
the sound of Count Basie.
27. We From Jazz
(1983) Polish 26 x 37
(1983) Polish 26x 37
Great designs for a pair of Russian jazz movies... What more can one say!
29. Music, Music and more Music
(1957) Belgium 14x 20
Like Sidney Bechet, Lionel Hampton made various films in Europe and features
prominently in this design.
British Quads 30x40
USA & UK one-sheets 41x27
USA lobby cards 11x14
The country after the year of the film refers to the origin of the poster, not
All items are first release, original.They are not reproductions.
This exhibition is a selection from
the private collection of
Brian ' joe' Spibey
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