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Swing Cat's Jamboree (1938)

 -  Short | Music  -  6 August 1938 (USA)
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"Swing cat" Louis Prima and his jazz quartette play songs and accompany featured singers and dancers.

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Louis Prima and a quintet play on a low stage in front of an audience at tables. They open with "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans," then Shirley Lloyd joins them to sing "I Can't Give You Anything But Love." They do a quick "If She Loves Me," with Prima singing. Then, from one of the tables in the audience, Ted Gary sings "You're an Education" to Mitzi Dahl, then the two of them tap dance. The band finishes with an up-tempo version of "Loch Lomond," and the audience hits the dance floor. The quintet includes clarinet, piano, guitar, bass, and a drummer who also plays vibraphone, with Louis Prima on trumpet. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Vitaphone production reel B138. See more »

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Please Be Kind
(uncredited)
Music by Saul Chaplin
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Performed by Louis Prima (vocal) and quartet
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Nice Music from Prima
4 December 2009 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Swing Cat's Jamboree (1938)

*** (out of 4)

Louis Prima, one of the all time greats, gets the lead in this Warner Vitaphone short. We see Louis and his band performing a number of songs including "You're An Education In Yourself", "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" and "Loch Lomand". All three songs have Prima performing at the top of his game and turning in fine numbers of these songs (which would go through changes themselves over the years). The highlight for me would be "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" as it features Shirley Lloyd doing her thing and really delivering a firehouse performance. All three music numbers don't feature the highest production values but that really doesn't hurt anything here as they visually have a minor charm to them.


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