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Many fans remember the classic WB cartoon I LOVE TO SINGA. Yet most are unaware that the song came from a WB feature that was released the same year titled THE SINGING KID.
It's a typical WB musical, although there aren't really any lavish musical numbers like those in the Goldiggers musicals. There's also more of a story going on as well. Al Jolson more or less plays himself in the role Al Jackson. He has to take a break from singing after losing his voice.
Cab Calloway collaborates on stage with Al several times throughout the picture. The song I Love To Singa is the recurring theme song throughout, but there are many other catchy numbers.
Since Jolson performed in blackface, there are several politically incorrect scenes and gags involving blackface that have no doubt kept this film out of general circulation for many years, outside of possible TCM airings. While this type of imagery was still common in society at the time, a few of the scenes are still very tasteless.
Aside from the occasional dated and racially insensitive moments, this a pretty enjoyable picture. Worth seeing for the I Love To Singa number.
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