This musical short begins with Vincent Lopez leading his orchestra in "Nola", the group's theme song. Suddenly, various musicians tell Lopez that they are tired of the theme song and refuse... See full summary »
This musical short begins with Vincent Lopez leading his orchestra in "Nola", the group's theme song. Suddenly, various musicians tell Lopez that they are tired of the theme song and refuse to play it anymore. They sing and play other songs instead. Then the group plays familiar tunes of the day, accompanying band vocalists and virtuoso whistler Fred Lowery. Written by
David Glagovsky <email@example.com>
The very earliest listeners of radio as it became a universal medium heard the words 'Lopez Speaking' and that meant that one of the first musical programs on radio was being broadcast and heard. Vincent Lopez was one of the first if not the first to realize the potential of radio for publicizing his orchestra. As a result he got a jump on all other bands in the Twenties save Paul Whiteman.
By 1939 though his kind of music was taking a back seat to folks like Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller and the Dorsey Brothers, but Lopez was still popular enough. This musical short gives you an idea of he was all about.
In fact the 'plot' of this musical short have his musicians revolting from playing their long established sweet theme of Nola and now wanting to get in the groove with some of the latest popular tunes.
Highlighting all of this Lopez's new discovery Betty Hutton who shows early on the raucous style that made her popular in the Forties. No doubt she was going to be a star. She breaks it up with Old Man Mose even flapping her generally unflappable boss.
Nice musical short with a future star in it.
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