King Studio legend Philip Paul, his wife Juanita and friends reminiscing about everyone in Art Kane's "Jazz Portrait Harlem 1958" photo
Philip Paul personally thought up the beat for "The Twist" and was on the original recording by Hank Ballard on King Records. He was also on Freddie King's "Hideaway" and "Tore Down," among others. He was on the original recording of "Train Kept A Rollin" with the Tiny Bradshaw Orchestra and over 100 more hits on King Records as their studio drummer 1951-1964. But Philip is a Jazz and Caribbean drummer from Harlem. He and his wife Juanita, who was a dancer and singer at Cincinnati's Cotton Club, knew every single person in Art Kane's "Jazz Portrait - Harlem 1958" photo. The purpose of this documentary is to interview Juanita, Philip and friends of theirs who knew the musicians in Art Kane's photo and create a documentary about them to preserve and share the history they and their friends know with the world.
The video above is of Philip Paul talking about the new King Recording Studio museum with students at Pleasant Hill Academy in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, during an in-school presentation. Additional photos and videos of presentations Philip has done are available online at www.BigJoeDuskin.org.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on January 11, 2012.
Dec 12, 2011 - Jan 11, 2012 (30 days)
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$100 patrons will receive a copy of Philip Paul's CD "It's About Time" autographed by Juanita & Philip and personalized to them. Peter Frampton and Kenny Poole performed on this CD.Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
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$250 patrons will receive an autographed copy of the final documentary, personalized to them by Juanita & Philip Paul, plus the reward of a $100 patron.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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$1,000 patrons will have their name listed in the credits in the documentary and in its liner notes, plus the rewards of a $250 patron.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012