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Please see your browser settings for this feature. They are 3. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L. Compilations - Other albums which feature this performance of the song. Covers - Performances of a song with the same name by different artists. Sign up Log in. Web icon An illustration of a computer application window Wayback Machine Texts icon An illustration of an open book.
Books Video icon An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video Audio icon An illustration of an audio speaker. Audio Software icon An illustration of a 3. This is one of a multitude of cheapie shorts produced by Warners and other studios in the s and 40s, featuring simple bandstand shots of 15 to 20 piece "swing" bands -- now called "big bands" -- playing 3 to 5 of their standard repertoire numbers.
The productions were generally unimaginative, and might now be considered boring if you're unfamiliar with or dislike the music and bands of that era. As a second-rate, classically oriented high school, college, and military band clarinettist and saxophonist in the era, I disdained the swing band music, though I did play some of it. I'm now a fan of swing and jazz, perhaps from the contrast with all the popular music trends that have followed. In particular, I hated Artie Shaw, no doubt from having seen this or other appearances in shorts and feature movies.
Another fine article that is a good reminder of the Jewish influences on Swing and entertainment in general. Jewish people of that era had to walk a fine line in their quest to avoid more discrimination than was already entrenched in the culture of those times. For those unaware of this issue take a look at the film starring Gregory Peck. Mike, amazing details! Keep up your splendid work. Henry Holloway. Another wonderful Zirpolo blog about the historical, cultural importance of this kind of music.
Thanks for digging into the side issues of this period, Michael. SO many interesting things about this recording… 1. As always, his supreme command of the instrument is on full display. Especially the arpeggio work between and the 6 minute mark.
His mastery, control and overall fluency of the extreme upper range is also as usual on display. Thanks for doing this, Mike! This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.
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