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Jeff09
(Gainesville, Florida)
Posted: Mar 21, 2018 17:59
 

This must have driven all the vipers craaazzzy!
sdwright
(underwater)
Posted: Feb 21, 2018 11:16
 

Image result for oh the horns


MJdub
(Bay Area, CA)
Posted: Feb 21, 2018 11:11
 

Not quite my tempo, but nice {#Smile}
zenhead
(Maine)
Posted: Oct 11, 2017 7:13
 

Brilliant.
gilbert
(Rosarito Beach, Baja California)
Posted: Aug 27, 2017 12:24
 

Just... excellent! Thanks!
WonderLizard
(2,755.46 mi. due east of Paradise)
Posted: May 19, 2016 18:15
 

 kcar wrote:
Jelani wrote:
OK, this is a total longshot...hmm, well maybe not on RP, but does anyone here remember a "Saturday morning cartoon" back in the mid sixties where there's actual B&W film footage of Duke playing the piano and there's an animated cartoon character dancing on his keys, or somewhere on his piano? This memory has stayed with throughout the years and I've never seen that 'clip' again.
And I was too young for psychedelics, so we don't have to explore that option. :-) 

  
 
nagsheadlocal wrote:

Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Bix Beiderbecke, et al, made a number of cartoons in the early '30s in the format you describe. Betty Boop was a frequent "collaborator" and is probably who you are thinking about. You can find some of these cartoons on the Internet Archive (archive.org, search for Betty Boop) but most are no longer played due to their less-than-enlightened depictions of black people. 

 

nagsheadlocal is right: there seem to be quite a number of cartoons with jazz musicians and animated characters. Cab Calloway paired with Betty Boop quite often, including "Minnie the Mooch." 

But Jelani, the link below may lead you to the Duke Ellington film/animation you're looking for. Ellington is playing at a piano when four perfume bottles on a nearby pedestal ask if he would conduct them. Ellington agrees and leads them in his "Perfume Suite." A disagreeable troll-like animated character barges into the scene, dismissing the music and dancing. Duke's wizardry takes control over the troll who winds up dancing on the floor, the top of the piano AND the keys! 

Hope I have found your lost chord for you. A guy named Paul DeCamp said on YouTube that he'd been looking for this cartoon for 50-odd years, so your memory has company. 
"DATE WITH DUKE: A George Pal Puppettoon"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INT7nlUpvdc

 
Fabulous clip. Thank you!
LizK
(West Florida, where the gators roam)
Posted: Apr 17, 2016 15:11
 

MORE!   {#Smile}  {#Good-vibes}
Dahlia_Gumbo
(San Francisco)
Posted: Apr 17, 2016 15:08
 

{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Dancingbanana_2}

The coolest, man!
kcar
Posted: Feb 29, 2016 0:22
 

Jelani wrote:
OK, this is a total longshot...hmm, well maybe not on RP, but does anyone here remember a "Saturday morning cartoon" back in the mid sixties where there's actual B&W film footage of Duke playing the piano and there's an animated cartoon character dancing on his keys, or somewhere on his piano? This memory has stayed with throughout the years and I've never seen that 'clip' again.
And I was too young for psychedelics, so we don't have to explore that option. :-) 

  
 
nagsheadlocal wrote:

Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Bix Beiderbecke, et al, made a number of cartoons in the early '30s in the format you describe. Betty Boop was a frequent "collaborator" and is probably who you are thinking about. You can find some of these cartoons on the Internet Archive (archive.org, search for Betty Boop) but most are no longer played due to their less-than-enlightened depictions of black people. 

 

nagsheadlocal is right: there seem to be quite a number of cartoons with jazz musicians and animated characters. Cab Calloway paired with Betty Boop quite often, including "Minnie the Mooch." 

But Jelani, the link below may lead you to the Duke Ellington film/animation you're looking for. Ellington is playing at a piano when four perfume bottles on a nearby pedestal ask if he would conduct them. Ellington agrees and leads them in his "Perfume Suite." A disagreeable troll-like animated character barges into the scene, dismissing the music and dancing. Duke's wizardry takes control over the troll who winds up dancing on the floor, the top of the piano AND the keys! 

Hope I have found your lost chord for you. A guy named Paul DeCamp said on YouTube that he'd been looking for this cartoon for 50-odd years, so your memory has company. 
"DATE WITH DUKE: A George Pal Puppettoon"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INT7nlUpvdc
jagdriver
(Now with a New York state of mind)
Posted: Sep 10, 2015 7:32
 

I love every version of this song. Of course, the Duke kills it!
hempmandan
(Menlo Park, CA)
Posted: Apr 05, 2015 20:48
 

You keep raising the bar Bill...but I can't rate a song an 11 or 12...
 
Ginetta
(Ulm Germany)
Posted: Mar 20, 2015 1:11
 

{#Bananajumprope}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananasplit}{#Bananajumprope}Makes me feel like dancing, it's just perfekt! 
PeaceInIraq
(Sulaymaniyah, IRAQ)
Posted: Feb 16, 2015 11:33
 

a perfect 10. That is all.
wtango
(Asheville, NC, USA)
Posted: Nov 14, 2014 12:43
 

GENIUS!
ScottN
(Half inch above the K/T boundary)
Posted: Nov 14, 2014 12:43
 

I hear this frequently on my all-night classic jazz fm station (there are only a few left).  Cool to hear it now.
norbertZ
(Wiesbaden (Germany))
Posted: Jun 11, 2014 5:06
 

Every time this song is played, I always remember one scene of Woody Allens Sweet and Lowdown {#Cowboy}
mgkiwi
(North of South and a little East of West)
Posted: Jun 11, 2014 5:02
 

{#Bananajam}{#Bananajumprope}{#Bananasplit}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananapiano}{#Dancingbanana}{#Motor}
Jannne
(Tasmania 42 degrees South)
Posted: Apr 11, 2014 22:36
 

..Ah...smooth as silk ....lovely sound
nagsheadlocal
(North Carolina, the new New Jersey)
Posted: Apr 09, 2014 13:12
 

 Jelani wrote:
OK, this is a total longshot...hmm, well maybe not on RP, but does anyone here remember a "Saturday morning cartoon" back in the mid sixties where there's actual B&W film footage of Duke playing the piano and there's an animated cartoon character dancing on his keys, or somewhere on his piano? This memory has stayed with throughout the years and I've never seen that 'clip' again.
And I was too young for psychedelics, so we don't have to explore that option. :-) 

 
Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Bix Beiderbecke, et al, made a number of cartoons in the early '30s in the format you describe. Betty Boop was a frequent "collaborator" and is probably who you are thinking about. You can find some of these cartoons on the Internet Archive (archive.org, search for Betty Boop) but most are no longer played due to their less-than-enlightened depictions of black people. 
Jelani
(Home of the freak, land of the vague)
Posted: Mar 25, 2014 16:05
 

OK, this is a total longshot...hmm, well maybe not on RP, but does anyone here remember a "Saturday morning cartoon" back in the mid sixties where there's actual B&W film footage of Duke playing the piano and there's an animated cartoon character dancing on his keys, or somewhere on his piano? This memory has stayed with throughout the years and I've never seen that 'clip' again.
And I was too young for psychedelics, so we don't have to explore that option. :-)