Item Number TP128:
Picture and sound quality are excellent.
There are 18 selections of complete shorts, movie production numbers, and movie clips (plus 3 bonus mini-clips). Total running time is 1 hour and 51 minutes. See the following list of selections for more information.
The DVD comes in a slim jewel case with a four page booklet giving detailed information for each selection.
Note: Some of the selections were taken from cable movie channels. These will occasionally show a small logo in the bottom right corner of the picture.
Selections For "Vocal Harmony Videos (1930's And 1940's)" DVD:
A. COMPLETE SHORTS
1. An All-Colored Vaudeville Show (1935): *Three Whippets, Adelaide Hall, *Nicholas Brothers, Five Racketeers And Eunice Wilson [11:00] (*non-singing acts)
2. Hollywood Handicap (1938): Original Sing Band (aka Jones Boys Sing Band) [10:15]
3. Streamlined Swing (1938): Original Sing Band (aka Jones Boys Sing Band) [9:26]
B. MOVIE PRODUCTION NUMBERS
4. Ali Baba Goes To Town (1937) "Swing Is Here To Sway": Eddie Cantor, Peters Sisters (Dancer: Jeni LeGon) [8:13]
5. A Day At The Races (1937) "All God's Children Got Rhythm": Harpo Marx, Ivie Anderson, Crinoline Choir, Dorothy Dandridge [7:35]
6. At The Circus (1939) "Swingali": Harpo Marx, unknown quartet, chorus [6:50]
7. The Big Store (1941) "Swing While You Sell": Groucho Marx, Six Hits And A Miss (white group), Four Dreamers [6:21]
8. I Dood It (1943) "Jericho": Hazel Scott, Lena Horne, unknown quartet, chorus [9:41]
C. MOVIE CLIPS
9. The Great American Broadcast (1941) "I'm Alabama Bound": Ink Spots; "Where You Are": Alice Faye/John Payne/Ink Spots [5:49]
10. The Great American Broadcast (1941) "I've Got A Bone To Pick With You": Ink Spots [2:16]
11. Hollywood Canteen (1944) "The General Jumped At Dawn": Golden Gate Quartet [1:52]
12. A Song Is Born (1948) "Blind Barnabus"/"A Song Was Born": Golden Gate Quartet [6:46]
13. Road Show (1941) "Calliope Jane": Charioteers [2:09]
14. Snow Gets In Your Eyes (1938) "Harlem Yodel": Dandridge Sisters, Cats And The Fiddle [3:04]
15. Irene (1940) "Alice Blue Gown": Dandridge Sisters [2:14]
16. The Duke Is Tops (1938) "Killin' Jive": Cats And The Fiddle [2:29]
17. The Duke Is Tops (1938) "Evening Swing": Basin Street Boys [2:09]
18. Mystery In Swing (1940) "*Jump! The Water's Fine"/"Let's Go To The Party": Four Toppers; "You Can't Fool Yourself About Love": Josephine Edwards/Four Toppers (Ceepee Johnson Orch.) [9:04] (*some slight blurring first two minutes)
D. BONUS TIDBITS
19. Ali Baba Goes To Town (1937) "Swing Is Here To Sway" (different, shorter clip than #4 above): Peters Sisters [1:04]
20. Fools For Scandal (1938) "Boy In Harlem": Jeni LeGon With Female Vocal Trio (Les Hite Orch.) [1:44]
21. A Lady Takes A Chance (1943) "Swinging At The Cotton Club": Three Peppers [1:18]
VOCAL HARMONY VIDEOS (1930's AND 1940's) DVD
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Last Revised: 1/15/10
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