Sunday, August 05, 2007

I Love To Singa

Al Jolson and Cab Calloway, from a fantastic repository of jazz and big band video clips from the 1920s to present, redhotjazz.

The footage above is from the 1936 Warner Bros. film The Singing Kid, and the song was obviously used in the Merrie Melodies cartoon that came out later that same year (titled I Love to Singa), the plot of which was loosely based on Jolson's much more famous film from 1927, The Jazz Singer:

Watch the cartoon here.