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Dick Rich and His Synco-Symphonists (1928)

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24 July 1928 (USA)  »

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'Dick Rich' was the screen name of popular band leader Larry Rich, who was better known, recorded and performed under the latter name. See more »

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St. Louis Blues
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Music by W.C. Handy
Performed by Dick Rich (vocal) and His Synco-Symphonists
Danced by Cheri Rich
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Entertaining Vitaphone Short
20 January 2013 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Dick Rich and His Synco-Symphonists (1928)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Entertaining Vitaphone short has Dick Rich leading his band as a few other acts take the stage with them. One of the acts, The Dean Twins, did a fairly good dance where one would stand in front of the other and they would simultaneously doing various moves. Cheri Rich joins the group for "Chlo-e" and does a pretty good job with it and "St. Louis Blues" is actually a very fast-paced and catchy tune that the band handles well. Dick Rich made two Vitaphone shorts in 1928 and this here is certainly worth watching if you're a fan of the genre or just this period of music. The visuals of the film really aren't anything special as everything is done with just one camera and it stays still for the most part. The exception being the dance sequence where it moves to follow the girls. It's also worth noting that the first few seconds of video are just stills because the actual footage was either damaged or lost so the picture doesn't catch up with the audio right off the bat.


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