“I Love to Singa” is a song written by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg for the Warner Bros. feature-length film The Singing Kid. Al Jolson and Cab Calloway perform the song in this clip that dates back to 1936.
Watch this excellent footage of the Erskine Hawkins Orchestra playing “Swinging in Harlem”. Erskine Hawkins was from Birmingham, Alabama and was a prominent African American trumpeter, bandleader, and composer during the 1930s and 1940s. In 1978, Erskine Hawkins was inducted into the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame. In 1989, he was inducted into the Alabama [...]
Wonderful vintage video of Jack Hylton and His Band performing the song “Music Maestro Please” to scenes from a Charlie Chaplin film. Jack Hylton was an English band leader who rose to prominence during the British dance band era. The song was sung by English dance band singer Sam Browne.
The Cabin Kids appeared on screen in 1935 and starred in many of the Our Gang shorts, as well as a “musical ensemble” in many features.