Saturday, June 2, 2012

VIDEO JUKEBOX: I'LL TAKE TALLULAH


For the video of the month, I have picked a great clip from a so-so movie. It is the movie performance of the Tommy Dorsey hit "I'll Take Tallulah" from SHIP AHOY (1942). The musical number features the cast singing the song, which included Red Skelton, Bert Lahr, and the great Eleanor Powell. Powell does some fancy dancing and even joins Buddy Rich in some drumming. Tommy Dorsye recorded the song with a young Frank Sinatra and the Pied Pipers, and you just can't feel down when you watch a number like this. Enjoy...

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