[Dixielandjazz] Well Git It (was Eleanor Powell and Buddy Rich)

Bill Haesler bhaesler at bigpond.net.au
Wed Sep 24 21:15:41 PDT 2008

Dingo wrote [in part]:
> Another Buddy and Ziggy gem is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjdFkzRiyls 
>  along with two pianists !! The young trumpet player is I believe  
> Graham Young. I've Googled until groggy without turning up any info  
> about him or for that matter, the two pianists. They look familiar  
> but names elude me.

Dear John,
As you know, the clip is from that silly 1943 Red Skelton, Lucille  
Ball film "Du Barry Was A Lady".
The Tommy Dorsey orch segment was recorded and filmed in Sept-Oct 1942.
My research indicates that the young trumpet player with Ziggy Elman  
(recreating the original Elman - Chuck Peterson duet solo) is Jimmy  
The clarinetist is Heinie Beau, Don Lodice is on tenor and the two  
pianists are Milt Raskin on the left and Joe Buskin on the right.
Raskin replaced Bushkin in the band in Jan 1942 and was on the  
original 'Well, Git It!" March 1942 recording.
The photograph of the 1940s Dorsey band in the New Grove Dictionary of  
Jazz supports the identification for Beau, Lodice and Bushkin.
Raskin's solo piano style is similar on both the original record and  
the film.
Kind regards,

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