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Horace Heidt and His Californians (1929)

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Himself - Bandleader
Lee Lykins ...
Himself - Vocalist
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Himself (as Horace Heidt and His Californians)
Bobby Hackett ...
Himself (as Horace Heidt and His Californians)
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Vitaphone production reel #902. See more »

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Lee Lykins - Vocalist: [singing] When I pretend I'm gay, I never feel that way, I'm only painting the clouds with sunshine...
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Carnival of Venice
(uncredited)
Music by Jean-Baptiste Arban
Played on a trumpet with Horace Heidt and His Californians
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Fast Sweet Jazz
6 December 2016 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

I'm not a particular fan of "Sweet" jazz -- that was the term in the 1920s and 1930s for popular, ragtime music played by White musicians, often for dance bands. The interesting work in the era was done in brothels and speakeasies, while the sort of thing that Heidt's band played was for audiences that purported by be shocked by the real thing. That's why, amidst the skilled playing of several pieces, the audience of this short is treated to "Carnival in Venice" and informed that the cornet player will hit High C above High C. Yes, indeed, these are real musicians! Still, if you have a taste for this sort of music, this is a skilled and well-trained band. Although what that German shepherd is doing I have no idea. Probably it bites anyone who asks for "Melancholy Baby".


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