Friday, 21 August 2015

All The Cats Join In - Benny Goodman

One of the regular items that featured in the daily meetings in Herräng were bygone video clips chosen by Lennart Westerlund and others of swing bands, jazz bands, dancers and movies. This was one of my favourites.

Written and performed by Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, "All The Cats Join In" was one of two contributions by Goodman that featured in the 1946 Disney animated classic "Make Mine Music" - a musical anthology film made up of 10 unrelated short movies.

This style of film enabled Disney and other studios to keep producing motion pictures during the Second World War as many illustrators were drafted into the army, leaving behind many more unfinished stories. So by creating 'package films' that contained a collection of short movies (and usually lacked a coherent theme) the studios could make the most of what they had.

1 comment:

  1. I love this clip. I have a tattoo inspired from it.