About the film
jazz new orleans, louisiana scat singing
Birth of the Blues
Release Date: November 07, 1941
|Slogan||:||«Strike Up The Band ! * Here comes happiness . . . in a merry medley of romance . . . and rhythm !»|
|Producers||:||Buddy G. DeSylva, Monta Bell|
|Writers||:||Harry Tugend, Walter DeLeon|
Jeff grows up near Basin Street in New Orleans, playing his clarinet with the dock workers. He puts together a band, the Basin Street Hot-Shots, which includes a cornet player, Memphis. They struggle to get their jazz music accepted by the cafe society of the city. Betty Lou joins their band as a singer and gets Louie to show her how to do scat singing. Memphis and Jeff both fall in love with Betty Lou.