Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Betty Boop cartoon feat. Cab Calloway singing "Minnie the Moocher"

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:

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