Posts Tagged ‘soundies’

Honeysuckle Rose

August 10, 2019

“Honeysuckle Rose,” written by Fats Waller and Andy Razaf, performed by Mr. Waller in this “Soundie,” a kind of 1940s music video shown in a jukebox-type device called a Panoram. Dancers: Betti Mays, Paulene Myers, and Olive Prince. Directed by Warren Murray for Minoco Productions Inc.

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One Meat Ball

July 20, 2019

“One Meatball.” written by Hy Zaret and Lou Singer in 1944, dramatized in this “Soundie,” a kind of 1940s music video shown in a jukebox-type device called a Panoram. The song is based on an 1855 composition by Harvard’s George Martin Lane, PhD, “The Lone Fish-Ball.”

More:

Song for Hard Times,” Primus V, Harvard Magazine

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Pig Foot Pete

January 19, 2019

“Pig Foot Pete,” written by Don Raye and Gene DePaul, performed by The Denning Sisters in this 1940’s “Soundie.”

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A Little Jive Is Good For You

September 2, 2018

“A Little Jive Is Good For You,” written by Ralph Yaw. Nurse Martha Tilton sings in this Soundies film from 1941, accompanied by Ben Pollack and His Orchestra, with comedy and dancing by the Slate Brothers. Directed by Josef Berne.

Note: Jive is not available through most health insurance programs.

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