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The Opry House (II) (1929)

 -  Short | Music  -  November 1929 (USA)
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The Mound City Blue Blowers and Doris Walker perform popular songs of the day.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Lew Hearn ...
Opera House Manager
Doris Walker ...
Emma Perkins
The Mound City Blue Blowers ...
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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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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(Vitaphone) (Western Electric Apparatus)

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1.37 : 1
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Vitaphone production reel #834 See more »

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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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These guys were cool
24 November 2004 | by (new york) – See all my reviews

Just saw this for the first time. This is really fresh. The band is young and, for the time, very hip. There is a guitar, a banjo, a guy playing the top of a suitcase with whisk brooms (who also does a sort of shuffle dance) and the singer Lew Hearn, who vocalizes and plays a tin can with both ends cut off, as well as a comb and tissue paper. He has a very light, jazzy way of singing. (think Leon Redbone as a tenor instead of a baritone.)Very gentle delivery, a remarkable necktie and a great hat. These guys were cool. The only deadly part is Doris Walker singing Let Me Call You Sweetheart. It's positively Victorian, plus she wears an ugly short dress that shows her very unattractive knees.

Overall, I can't wait to see this again.


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