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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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Included in Warner Home Video's 2006 6-disc DVD release "The Busby Berkeley Collection". 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 »

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Nagasaki
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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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Praising Don Redman
22 November 2007 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

This musical short obviously marketed for a black audience in mind featured one of the finest jazz bands of the early Thirties. Black orchestras like Redman were playing hot jazz back in the day, but in the white world it was the era of sweet music in the early thirties. The swing era was just around the corner when both styles would fuse.

Redman to me came across as a synthesis of Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway. He was a little roly poly guy with the same type of performing charisma as Calloway. Unfortunately he disbanded his orchestra within a year of this short and today is sadly forgotten.

This short will help us a remember a very talented guy.


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