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In a nightclub setting, Don Redman and His Orchestra perform three songs, and one number is performed by singers/tap dancers 'Red' and Struggie. (For the list of songs, check the soundtrack... See full summary »

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In a nightclub setting, Don Redman and His Orchestra perform three songs, and one number is performed by singers/tap dancers 'Red' and Struggie. (For the list of songs, check the soundtrack listing). Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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29 December 1934 (USA)  »

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Melody Masters (1934-1935 season) #4: Don Redman & His Orchestra  »

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Vitaphone production reel #1770. See more »

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The arrow on the giant wheel changes position when the trumpet player gets up to play a solo. See more »

Soundtracks

Nagasaki
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mort Dixon
Performed by Red & Struggie (vocal, then tap dance) with Don Redman and His Orchestra
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Vitaphone jazz short from the '30s features Don Redman's orchestra...
5 June 2008 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Little can be said about this early Vitaphone short featuring Don Redman and His Orchestra. The musical segment is comprised of three numbers, none of which have much distinction and are certainly not well known standards today.

Best of the lot is "An Ill Wind Blows Nobody No Good" which gets a nice jazz treatment and even has a scene segment of its own featuring a couple of black singer/dancers. Not bad is the opening number, "Did You Hear That Trombone Swing?" But this is a trifle that amounts to little more than watching how a little known black band got its start in the thirties (from '31 to '34) with jazz numbers featuring singers like Harlan Lattimore, who does a nice job on his vocals, and novelty dancers like Red and Struggie, who barely seemed of professional caliber.

Summing up: An easy to forget item from TCM's collection of Vitaphone shorts.


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