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Headline Bands (1946)

Approved | | Short, Music | 26 January 1946 (USA)
This Melody Masters Bands musical short (production number 2605) is a mixture of cuts from earlier shorts featuring various bands, including footage taken from 1939's short "Vincent Lopez ... See full summary »

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Himself - 'Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra, 1938' (archive footage)
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Himself - 'Rubinoff and His Violin, 1939', as Rubinoff (archive footage) (as Rubinoff)
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This Melody Masters Bands musical short (production number 2605) is a mixture of cuts from earlier shorts featuring various bands, including footage taken from 1939's short "Vincent Lopez and his Band" that featured Betty Hutton as the band vocalist. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Carolina in the Morning
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Music by Walter Donaldson
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
Performed by Woody Herman and His Orchestra (Woody Herman vocal)
From Woody Herman & His Orchestra (1940)
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Decent Short
4 April 2009 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Headline Bands (1946)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Mildly entertaining short takes some of the biggest bands of the late 30's and puts them on film for the post WW2 era. Woody Herman and his Orchestra, Larry Clinton and his Orchestra, Carol Bruce, Jimmy Dorsey and more are here playing rather famous tunes including "Carolina on the Morning". All of the footage here was taken from previous short films and that includes VINCENT LOPEZ AND HIS ORCHESTRA, which includes some footage of a young Betty Hutton, which fans of her will certainly want to see. On the whole this is a fairly good short but I would personally recommend you trying to watch the full versions on the previous shorts. I'm not sure how these numbers would have played after the war, if these were old fashioned by then or not but looking at them today is a pretty interesting history lesson of music back then.


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