The Mound City Blue Blowers and Doris Walker perform popular songs of the day.

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Lew Hearn ...
Opera House Manager
Doris Walker ...
Emma Perkins
The Mound City Blue Blowers ...
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Josh Billings ...
Pecussionist (as Mound City Blue Blowers)
Jack Bland ...
Banjo player (as Mound City Blue Blowers)
Carl Kress ...
Guitar player (as Mound City Blue Blowers)
Red McKenzie ...
Comb player (as Mound City Blue Blowers)
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The curtain opens and the opry house manager announces, in his high-pitched voice, that a road has washed out and the scheduled act is being replaced by local talent: no refunds, so enjoy the show. A four-man combo of banjo, guitar, comb, and percussion perform "Nobody Cares For Me" and "My Gal Sal. The comb player doubles as the singer, and the one who keeps time with whisk brooms on a suitcase does an akimbo dance. They are joined by a young woman who sings "Let Me Call You Sweetheart." An unseen audience supplies applause. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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November 1929 (USA)  »

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(Vitaphone) (Western Electric Apparatus)

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Vocalist 'Emma Perkins' is identified by a member of 'The Mound City Blue Blowers'. See more »

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Let Me Call You Sweetheart
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Music by Leo Friedman
Lyrics by Beth Slater Whitson
Performed by Doris Walker and The Mound City Blue Blowers
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Possibly the best variety short ever
10 August 2003 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews



Superb music, great guitar & banjo playing, beautiful singing, and a quirky little dance number at the finale make for 9 brilliant musical minutes. Released in 1929, "The Opry House" is more hip and modern than anything made today for MTV or VH1. Yet, it has an unpretentious, nostalgic charm that only adds to its luster. A masterwork.




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