Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Classic, bizarre, and great. They snuck in the song "Mean to Me," which I will always love because of Annette Hanshaw. Listen to her singing it in 1929 here:
In the Betty Boop cartoon, I love that the call and answer and the jazz vocal improvisations were visualized as terrifying, soul-sucking groups of monster-ghost triplets. The walrus dancing like Cab Calloway is a nice touch.
Here's a cool compilation of Cab Calloway dance moves:
Posted by Julia at 12:17 AM