Great to see, and hear, my old drum teacher. This is how I personally remember him. He was a great man.
Dear Mr. Petters, Zutty told me to sit behind my drums and play a parade march and build it forward to make it swing!
The public in the 1920's looked on the movies as movies, not moving pictures with sound. No real difference from this generation who on the whole has trouble with a black and white film.
The clarinet solo was devised by Alphonse Picou and shall we say required playing for clarinetists at that time.
Folks who put down this music and recordings as this are probably the same kind of dull minds too lazy to view a film in black and white and actually imagine the Beatles were good musicians when they were dreadfully bad.
The Army had no lawful right to say anything because the Army is federal not a state entity. It was violation of this law that started the Civil War.
Any body notice that this tune is "Our Monday Date" supposedly written almost 10 years after this record by Earl hINES?
The crows, which is a scene from Dumbo, is not from a children's cartoon. The argument falls flat right there. For anyone crying racism I put a question to you. If you were the cartoonist and wanted to have Black characters, and make it funny, what would you do? Personally, I always found Elmer Fudd ethnically offensive.
The clip of Bugs singing "Mammy" makes no sense being here. The cartoonists were teasing Al Jolson, who was White and Jewish by the way, The other clips are open for another discussion.
Malinourn's comment is a bit curious. What relation does clarinetist and bandleader Benny Goodman have with this and who is "Rothchild"? Do you mean Jack Benny and Rochester? By the way, it is "Benny's" and not bennies. One should learn that in the 2nd grade. What racism? Willie Best was doing the same act here he had done for decades before. I will admit that this, like almost all sit-coms, is not a very good show at all.
No way my friend- the great Jack teagraden is on the is record.
Hey man! I knew Gene too! Wasn't just the grandest fellow in the world?!
This is a great performance of Gene's classic redition of Dark Eyes. I consider it a drum lesson for all. Gene's time intepretation is so great and I love his press roll after the piano solo.
This post knocked me out totally. Bunny was so great that this recording still has me shivering. Thank you poster person!!!!!!!!!!!!! It also sounds like it maybe a young Buddy Rich on drums. He had that tart strutting style in his early days.
To tymjr, you are so right. That same year I drummed backing up Baby Laurence using brushes. As you know, but perhaps the others do not, brushing along with a master dancer like Baby Laurence requires you "dance" with your drums along with him. The funny part of that session is that Papa Jo Jones was in the audience and he ran up and grabbed me by the shoulderes and demanded I go to his studio the next day and he taught me for the next few years. Those were grand days.
I don't know who this guy is but I really admire him. Great time, tone, concept and technique.
Two wonderful drummers. It is interesting to note the impressions of Rich and Gene. Gene always used classical technique and was musical, Rich always showed off his chops.
And Buddy was no Gene Krupa and neither was a Chick Webb. We are talking about master drummers and should enjoy them all and learn from them.
Yes. Because he is White, he was not otherwise allowed to appear with Blacks. That is how things were then.
Yes, that is Nick Stewart. He latter played Lightenin' on Amos 'N' Andy and also costared in Carmen Jones. The guitarist is my old friend and music teacher Lawrence Lucie, who passed away this year at age 102!