Glen Gray and The Casa Loma Orchestra (1942)


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Glen Gray and The Casa Loma Orchestra — 1942 short film

The Wikipedia page on the band says:

In 1942, the orchestra made a Warner Bros. short film, Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra, that featured the songs “Hep and Happy”, “Purple Moonlight”, “Broom Street” and “Darktown Strutters Ball”.[3]

The four songs performed (credits from IMDb and the video provider):

  • Hep and Happy (uncredited)
  • Purple Moonlight (m. Arthur Kent, w. Edgar De Lange)
    with unidentified male vocalist
  • Broom Street (uncredited) — featuring jitterbug dancers Dean Collins and Jewel McGowan
  • Darktown Strutters’ Ball (Shelton Brooks) — vocal by Pee Wee Hunt

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Anonymous
    Oct 22, 2011 @ 23:37:08

    I think it might be possible that it is Pee Wee Hunt doing the vocal on Darktown Strutters’ Ball. Pee Wee was a trombonist in the band.


    Liked by 1 person


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