Friday, June 30, 2006

Record Making With The Duke

I received a link from Enrico B. with a very nice promotional short made for Irving Mills' short-lived Master and Variety labels. I love to share this film with you.

Record Making With The Duke

DUKE ELLINGTON MAKES A RECORD (Paramount Pictoral NÂș 889 ( USA 1937 )
Songs: "Oh, babe! maybe someday"; "Day-break express" by Duke Ellington; "How do I rate with you"; "Turn off the moon" by Sam Coslow.

With: Duke Ellington and his Orchestra:Arthur Whetsol, Cootie Williams, tpt; Rex Stewart, cor; Joe anton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown, trb; Barney Bigard, Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick, Harry Carney, reeds; Duke Ellington, pno; Fred Guy, gtr; Hayes Alvis, b; Sonny Greer, perc; Ivie Anderson, voc. Source:: Jazz In The Movies - David Meeker)

Narration is provided by pioneer radio announcer Alois Havrilla, the man who is also to be heard at the Durium Chevy advertisement recordings from the 1930s.


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