[Dixielandjazz] Unusual novelty song film clips from 1934 USSR

Dick Baker djml at dickbaker.org
Wed Jul 9 13:42:30 PDT 2008

Fascinating.  The "lead role" is played by Leonid Utesov, whom I know as a 
hot dance band leader from early Soviet days.  I don't know if that's his 
band performing in the film, but it seems likely.  His band and the one led 
by Alexander Tsfassman made some remarkably hot recordings in those days.

>Hi all,
>For fans of Spike Jones style novelty music:
>Take a look at this odd clip
>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRdX3dHG0sU&feature=related from the
>film that translates as "Happy Guys" or  "Jolly Fellows."
>Note the parade of Helicon tubas in the middle! They must have had a
>huge budget...
>and this amazing musical fight:
>not the highest video quality, but worth a look!
>Dave Richoux

      Dick Baker
  djml at dickbaker.org

More information about the Dixielandjazz mailing list