Woody Herman and his Orchestra (1938)

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Woody Herman and his Orchestra is a Vitaphone short film released on 4 July 1938. Directed by Roy Mack.

The following “Plot” summary and soundtrack list (modified) are from IMDb:

Woody Herman and his big band play on a stage in front of a theater audience. Herman leads the band, sings, and takes a few clarinet solos. Herman and the band do “Carolina in the Morning,” “You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby,” and “Doctor Jazz.” Between the songs are two dance numbers. In the first, “Two Little Girls in One,” Lee Wiley and Marie Hartman, looking like twins, dance as if they are one dancer and her mirrored reflection. In the second, “Jail House Blues,” Hal and Honey Abbott tap to a fast beat, doing a version of the Lindy that morphs into more comic turns. The audience applauds each number. Written by {jhailey@hotmail.com}

  • Carolina In the Morning
    Music by Walter Donaldson
    Lyrics by Gus Kahn
    Performed by Woody Herman and His Orchestra (Woody Herman vocal)
  • Two Little Girls In One
    Performed by a team of two female dancers, with Woody Herman and His Orchestra
  • You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby
    Music by Harry Warren
    Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
    Performed by Woody Herman and His Orchestra (Woody Herman vocal)
  • Jailhouse Blues
    Written by Bessie Smith and Clarence Williams
    Performed by Hal Abbott and Honey Abbott (dance number), with Woody Herman and His Orchestra
  • Doctor Jazz
    Music by Joe Oliver
    Lyrics by Walter Melrose
    Performed by Woody Herman and His Orchestra (Woody Herman vocal)

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