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To: virgil283

Frankie Trumbauer also recorded a nice version of “Happy Feet,” as I recall. Cab Calloway, too. But Whiteman’s was the best. Wasn’t the tune a big set-piece in Whiteman’s King of Jazz film, in 1930? That movie sure needs to be restored and put on dvd. Haven’t seen it in over 20 years.


7 posted on 05/24/2014 5:29:52 PM PDT by greene66
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I Want A Dancing Man from 1914

Wow! Still sounds good. Grampa may have listened to this one in WWI.


8 posted on 05/24/2014 5:35:54 PM PDT by deks (Sent from my BlackBerry Q10)
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"Wasn’t the tune a big set-piece in Whiteman’s King of Jazz film, in 1930?" yes exactly, There was a good clip of Bing singing it but it's gone. Here's another... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1W1V_nsBaX8
9 posted on 05/24/2014 5:37:11 PM PDT by virgil283 (That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.)
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There’s a restoration all ready to be done. A nice print of the 1930 release has been found. (What a tragedy that a complete Technicolor camera negative doesn’t exist! Fortunately, the camera negative for “Whoopee” exists. I.e., black-and-white film with the red/green on alternate frames, which is what came out of the camera.) A good set of disks is also in the hands of the restorers.

The project needs money. I’m surprised there hasn’t been some crowd-funding effort.


14 posted on 05/24/2014 5:45:57 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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