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Musical Merry-Go-Round #4 (1948)

 -  Short | Music  -  17 July 1948 (USA)
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In this series entry, singer Virginia O'Brien visits radio personality Martin Block as he hosts a mock radio show. As they discuss the career of Les Brown and His Band of Renown, we hear ... See full summary »

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In this series entry, singer Virginia O'Brien visits radio personality Martin Block as he hosts a mock radio show. As they discuss the career of Les Brown and His Band of Renown, we hear them play several selections. Miss O'Brien also performs a song. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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17 July 1948 (USA)  »

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Swamp Fire
Written by Hal Mooney
Performed by Les Brown and His Orchestra
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Decent Entry in the MGM Series
1 May 2011 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Musical Merry-Go-Round #4 (1948)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

This fourth entry in the MGM series once again starts off in Martin Block's office as Virginia Bruce walks in as he's doing his show. The two do some small talk before things switch over to the music with Les Brown and His Orchestra doing four different songs (Leap Frog, Swamp Fire, Meixcan Hat Dance, Sentimental Journey) and then Bruce does Carry Me Back to Old Virginny. As with the other film in the series that I watched, this one here features Block basically sitting around going his job and introducing music that he'd typical play during his show. The only difference is this short gives us a chance to actually see the acts. If you're a fan of this type of music the you'll certainly want to check this out as Brown was clearly one of the more impressive musicians from this period. I've seen some of his other work and he always came off rather good with the band doing great work on some familiar numbers. Sentimental Journey isn't a rare song by any stretch of the imagination but they breathe some fresh life into it. Bruce isn't too bad either as her voice is in fine shape and she's certainly easy on the eyes.


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