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Friday, January 18, 2008

Look! I'm Bibi! (minus the box)

I never cease to be amazed by what shows up on archive.org.

This particular video is worth watching if only for the unique way Big Joe Turner interprets "Shake Rattle and Roll" for the cameras (at 43 minutes in) a real live feel to it. Other performances include:
Cab Calloway in full mop o' hair mode for "Minnie the Moocher" with shadow play;
"Bad Bad Whiskey" (amen!) sung by Amos Milburn;
The Delta Rhythm Boys singing "Dry Bones" in a pretty static presentation;
Nat 'King' Cole sings a Havana-moon-style slow calypso song;
and Mantan Moreland and Nipsey Russell do classic bits of "That's bad/no, that's good" (where Nipsey expresses glee that his aged wife burns to death ha-HA!) and the old "Finishing your sentence" joke stream.

The compression is fairly strong on the embed, so - and how cool is this - why not just download a nice 3.5 gig mpeg2 version? Cause they got it!

The perfect answer to "No, my brotha! You got to get your own!" (Sorry- a purely USA reference, from the "Hello Love" album compilation commercial back in the 70's)