Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Betty Boop For President

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Betty Boop for President - Obama for President.................. Well - we know what happened today. The film Betty Boop For President was released 76 years ago, on the 4th of November 1932 and as you might not know anymore, around that date there were elections too in the United States. Herbert Hoover, who was the 31st President of the United States, a republican, had been elected in 1928 and had brought the country in deep financial problems, due to the Stock Market Crash in 1929, the Great Depression. He wanted to be re-elected in 1932, but the democratic candidate Frankin D. Roosevelt, would become the new President of the United States for a dozen years ( he would be re-elected two times). Isn't it cute that Max Fleischer made this great cartoon Betty Boop For President?

When I enjoyed this great 76 years old cartoon, John McCain wasn't even born then, I got the feeling that every detail in this cartoon seemed to be a parody on these 2008 elections. What about the financial crisis nowadays? The recession - the Depression .......... what about the election campaigns of both Obama as McCain - of Betty Boop and Mr. Nobody? ...... Didn't I hear all these slogans before on television last months?
Betty: Some of you have money, While some are poor, you know, If you send me to Washington, I'll just divide the dough. -
Now if you have a sister, And want a brother, too, Tell pa and ma to vote for me, I'll see what I can do! - Mr. Nobody: Who will make your taxes light?... Mr. Nobody! - Who'll protect the voters' right?... Mr. Nobody! Betty: What this country is in need of, is a lot of hi-de-ho, Boop-a-doop and chocolate ice cream. Now we will get things for nothing, Movies, cabarets and jazz! Mr. Nobody: Should you come home some early dawn, See a new milkman is on: Who cares if your wife is gone? Mr. Nobody. Betty: You have heard all my suggestions, and with me you will agree, Now we'll have a perfect country; These improvements you will see!

I found a little fragment of this Betty Boop for President, a bit re-shuffled - a parody on the 2008 elections. Enjoy it and .......... smile !

Early this year the Dutch blues & roots band Champagne Charlie released a great album titled Waitin' On Roosevelt, with 21 songs related to the 32nd president of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt. I love to share a promo of this album:

I told about this great album in a previous blog. If you dan't have this historical important recording your collection, please get yourself a copy.
Hans Koert -
This daily Keep Swinging blog will reach its 1000th contribution within two weeks. To celebrate this I love to repost some old favorite blogs. Please inform me what your favorite contribution is. I love to give a great Frank Rosolino album released by Lonehill Jazz to one of you, so please, send me your favorite.
Keep swinging

Hans Koert


Deze week ontving ik van Jaap en Marij onderstaande kaart met op de voorgrond Jules Deelder, wellicht de bekendste jazzverzamelaar van Nederland en bovendien door zijn publieke optredens het symbool van de bebop en hardbop jazz in Nederland geworden. Op de kaart wordt verwezen naar een oude opname van de Master Singers en Peter Sellers, die ik ooit in mijn verzameling had, en ooit eens verkocht heb. Het nummer The Weather Forecast herinnerde ik me nog prima .........

Klik op de foto om hem te vergroten.
Ik vond een fragment van dit nummer, gezongen door de Master Singers, dat ik jullie niet wil onthouden, maar heb dat, helaas, niet meer op tape. Misschien dat Jaap dat ooit nog eens kan opdiepen uit zijn verzameling.

En voor diegenen die geen idee hebben waarover we't hebben? Hier is nogmaals het nummer: The Weather Forecast.

Een flashback - Nostalgie. Bedankt Jaap en Marij voor het weer oprakelen van het muzikaal verleden!

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Keep swinging

Hans Koert

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