Apparently there’s more on YouTube than just lip-synching kids and cats playing on people’s computers. And 80’s videos. I should have thought before to look for the real classic stuff but it hadn’t even occurred to me.
Anyway, cultural critic Terry Teachout has done the research, and if you go to his site, and check out the right sidebar he’s got a real plethora of great video links. Mel Torme, Miles Davis, Django Reinhardt, a whole bunch of classical performances, and a lot of other good stuff. It’s a real treat, if you’re into that kind of thing; no offense to the cats and lip-synchers of the world. Search for “Satchmo” until you get to the sidebar.