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The Cowboy and the Girl (1928)

The scene is a parlor out West, with Ray Mayer sitting at the piano in is cowboy duds - hat, scarf, and chaps. He plays a little barrel-house music and then introduces Edith Evans, who ... See full summary »
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Ray Mayer ...
Himself - Pianist and Singer
Edith Evans ...
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The scene is a parlor out West, with Ray Mayer sitting at the piano in is cowboy duds - hat, scarf, and chaps. He plays a little barrel-house music and then introduces Edith Evans, who enters wearing fur. She sings - her voice a light-opera soprano - while Mayer plays. After singing one song, she leaves the stage to Mayer, who does another comic song, this one with lyrics. Evans returns, having changed costumes, and sings "Sing me a little baby song," with Mayer's sometimes comic accompaniment. The set ends. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Short | Comedy | Music

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TV-G
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21 April 1928 (USA)  »

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Ray Mayer and Edith Evans in The Cowboy and His Girl  »

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(Vitaphone)

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1.37 : 1
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There's a Trick in Pickin' a Chick-Chick-Chicken
(1927) (uncredited)
Written by J. Russel Robinson, Charles Tobias and Coleman Goetz
Performed by Ray Mayer on piano and vocals
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The Piano Player and the Singer
9 September 2012 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

One of the staples of the vaudeville stage was the lady singer. She would come out and warble a few of the latest sets. Some of the acts, however, turned this on its head. Jimmy Conlin, later a member of Preston Sturges' stock company would play the piano and do funny things while his wife tried to sing.

This recording of Ray Mayer and his wife Edith Evans -- no, not that Edith Evans -- is that sort of stage act and it's a very nice one. Mr. Mayer performs in a cowboy costume, including chaps and plays a ragtime piano very well, complete with silly gestures. He even sings a novelty song. Miss Evans sings a couple of hot jazz numbers very sweetly, including the standard "Mine All Mine." It's a very pleasant act. With the ending of vaudeville Mr. Mayer had a minor career in Hollywood in musicals and as a supporting actor. Miss Evans appeared with him in one more Vitaphone recording of their stage act and in a charity movie, presumably also doing their act, then seems to have disappeared. I hope they had a good life together.


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