The Story of Louis Mitchell

In conjunction with Black History Month in February, Great  Performances presents a special encore telecast of Harlem in Montmartre: A  Paris Jazz Story on Sunday, February 7th at 10 p.m. (check local  listings).

In connection the upcoming rebroadcast, Great Performances talked to Alice Sparberg Alexiou, scholar and author, to discuss the importance of Louis Mitchell. Mitchell is most famous for recording the first  jazz record (1922) in Paris, the iconic “Ain’t We Got Fun”  re-enacted in the video.

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Funding for video provided by ITVS.