The Song Writers' Revue (1930)

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This short showcases composers and lyricists of songs that are now considered standards of American popular music. For the complete list of songs performed, check the soundtrack listing. ... See full summary »


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28 September 2019 | boblipton
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Eight men play pianos, and Jack Benny strides onto stage, introduces himself, then introduces the men at the pianos. They're songwriters, and unless you're a fan of the music of the era, you're unlikely to recognize any of them, except Jack Benny, who tells bad jokes here. At this stage, he did a lot of work as a master of ceremonies.

The newcomer to this sort of music may also notice that voices are pitched higher than they seem to be for later singers. The men tend towards tenors, rather than baritones, the women towards soprano, and when Babe Click sings Roy Turk's "Mean To Me," she performs it in a baby-doll voice popularized by Helen Kane.

I said eight men at the pianos, but while Herb Nacio Brown plays the piano with a look of concentration, it's his lyricist, Arthur Freed, who sings "The Wedding of the Painted Doll". He would be heard from later.

Details

Release Date:

6 January 1930

Language

English, Yiddish


Country of Origin

USA

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