Bix's fellow musicians after Bix.

Bix's fellow musicians after Bix.

Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

January 6th, 2018, 1:07 am #1

Tommy and Benny made several recordings with Bix. Here they are with Charlie Barnett, Louis Armstrong and Lionel Hampton in the 1948 film "A Song is Born," a remake of the 1941 movie "Ball of Fire." Benny with a weird hairdo and mustache.



One of the numbers in the film:
A Song Is Born, Jam Session - Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Mel Powell
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCIm-enPNbY

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Mark Gabrish Conlan
Mark Gabrish Conlan

January 6th, 2018, 5:03 am #2

Benny Goodman is wearing that odd moustache because in "A Song Is Born" he was cast, not as himself, but "Professor Magenbruch," one of seven professors who are writing the ultimate encyclopedia of music when they suddenly discover they know nothing about jazz and need to include it. In the film's most famous in-joke, Magenbruch hears someone refer to "Benny Goodman" and says he's never heard of him.
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carl
carl

January 6th, 2018, 10:17 pm #3

Oh man, my kingdom for a set of those. Tommy's so fashonista he doesn't even need suspenders. Still trying to get Edythe back, I guess. Poor Louis, try as he might just doesn't know hip.
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