Birth of the Blues

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Birth of the Blues

jazz new orleans, louisiana scat singing

Birth of the Blues

Release Date: November 07, 1941

Year    :   1941
Slogan    :   «Strike Up The Band ! * Here comes happiness . . . in a merry medley of romance . . . and rhythm !»
Genres    :   Music, Romance
Production Companies    :   Paramount
Director    :   Victor Schertzinger
Producers    :   Buddy G. DeSylva, Monta Bell
Writers    :   Harry Tugend, Walter DeLeon
RunTime    :   87 mins.

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.

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