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Paul Tremaine and His Aristocrats (1929)

The popular jazz band in performance. The numbers presented include "I've Been Working on the Railroad," "On the Road to Mandalay," "Chinese Dream," "Fanfare" and "Here Comes the Showboat."
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Paul Tremaine ...
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"All aboard," calls a voice off camera and a train engine appears. Then, we're in an elegant room with a chandelier where Paul Tremaine is directing the Aristocrats in their arrangement of "I've Been Working on the Railroad." It's a 15-piece orchestra. They follow with "Road to Mandalay" and a medley of songs one might hear on a Mississippi riverboat. The medley includes "Old Kentucky Home," "Oh Susanna," and "Mississippi Mud," among others. The music includes a few vocals from a trio of musicians. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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10 April 1929 (USA)  »

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(Vitaphone)

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1.37 : 1
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Vitaphone production reel #742 See more »

Soundtracks

Old Folks at Home
(uncredited)
aka "Swanee River"
Written by Stephen Foster
Performed by Paul Tremaine and His Aristocrats
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Jazz Singer Disc 3
27 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

At the Seashore (1929)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Paul Tremaine and His Aristocrats (1929)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Child Wonder, The (1929)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Lambchops (1929)

*** (out of 4)

Happy Hottentots, The (1930) ** 1/2 (out of 4)

The final selection of shorts from The Jazz Singer Collection features some pretty good stuff. At the Seashore is a stand up act, which has a few laughs, although the two stars can be a bit annoying. The standout here is a male who shows up at the end and it's clearly a spoof on gay people as is the final joke, which is certainly politically incorrect. The Paul Tremaine short is probably the best I've seen as it features a loud, rocking jazz version of "I've Been Working on the Railroad". Lambchops features Burns and Allen doing a very funny comic routine followed by a song.


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