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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
4merdj
(donde el viento se devuelve)
Posted: Oct 11, 2015 16:24
 

Genial! With a tip of the hat to Juan Tizol {#Cheers}
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
(An inch above the K/T boundary. But smth near fracking still has appeal.)
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.
Peter_Bradshaw
(UK)
Posted: Oct 14, 2014 7:21
 

{#Bananajam}{#Bananajumprope}{#Bananasplit}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananapiano}{#Dancingbanana}{#Motor}


{#Bananajam}{#Bananajumprope}{#Bananasplit}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananapiano}{#Dancingbanana}{#Motor}
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. :-) 
jocelynsart
Posted: Jan 06, 2014 17:49
 

The older I get, the more I love this type of music - that has never happened to me with Classical though
valeriogonzalez
(Quito, Ecuador)
Posted: Dec 03, 2013 13:32
 

Fantastic! Should have born on those ages!
aristoteles
(Pamplona, Spain)
Posted: Nov 04, 2013 11:07
 

oH MAN, THAT...SOUND,...scratches on the vinyl an all, this is sooo goood!!
Dave_Mack
(Ball of Confusion)
Posted: Oct 01, 2013 15:02
 

Looooooove "Caravan". Have many versions of it at home. This is a fine one.
scott_bruce
(Southern Maryland)
Posted: Sep 02, 2013 17:43
 

Oingo Boingo "Dead Man's Party" followed by some snappy Duke....I have happy feet.

Damn I LOVE this station!
MuzikLover
Posted: Aug 17, 2013 6:53
 

I just LOVE the eclectic mix on Radio Paradise. I've found many artists that I enjoy that I wouldn't have found otherwise.
oldfart48
(boulder creek ca.)
Posted: Aug 02, 2013 11:50
 

 johnjconn wrote:
I pity my grandparents who had to listen to this.
Long live Rock and Roll.
( Hope I die before I get old )

 

to late
severian1
Posted: Aug 02, 2013 11:46
 

This is not the Caravan recording I'm used to.  Just as awesome, though.  Maybe even more so.
oldsaxon
(Wales via Vancouver, BC.)
Posted: Aug 02, 2013 11:45
 

Now this is cool. 
ce
(The Netherlands)
Posted: Jun 14, 2013 7:55
 

 jukes1 wrote:
Makes me wish iTunes had a "play something else" button.
 
I think you're not holding your iTunes correctly.
GreggH
Posted: Jun 14, 2013 7:55
 

Have ya tappin yor feet and singen scat in no time.
secretsauce
(City of Angels)
Posted: May 30, 2013 19:44
 

Wonderful.
jukes1
(Indianapolis, IN)
Posted: May 28, 2013 10:03
 

Makes me wish iTunes had a "play something else" button.
jimj
(end of the universe)
Posted: May 13, 2013 11:42
 

Throwing this into the mix is why I love RP. Great DJ.
CrackerjaxATX
(ATX)
Posted: Feb 25, 2013 12:40
 

stopped workin in the atx too :D  i'll blame it on the duke
 
Marr wrote:
I haven't heard this in so long. And the moment it started all work here at my desk stopped. :)
 
 


Marr
(Houston (dreaming of Austin))
Posted: Feb 25, 2013 12:21
 

I haven't heard this in so long. And the moment it started all work here at my desk stopped. :)
 
unclehud
(now 50 feet above the planet in Boston)
Posted: Jan 22, 2013 19:31
 

Know what's funny?  The first notes of this, I said, "Mocean Worker!"
ziakut
(Slightly North of Obvlivion)
Posted: Dec 22, 2012 11:09
 

Sir Duke
nagsheadlocal
(North Carolina, the new New Jersey)
Posted: Nov 06, 2012 7:53
 

Steppin' out, y'all.
GawgaBoy
(State of Confusion)
Posted: Oct 20, 2012 17:39
 

 Shesdifferent wrote:
Just can't get into this time zone.
 
Listen to each soloist and try and find the emotion or character each one is trying to get across thru their instrument.  

That trumpet to me is a saucy young woman who has no problem speaking her mind, but I would hang around anyway cause she is so sexy.
Shesdifferent
(Just visiting this planet)
Posted: Sep 04, 2012 9:28
 

Just can't get into this time zone.
nagsheadlocal
(North Carolina, the new New Jersey)
Posted: Jul 18, 2012 6:41
 

Man, the real deal. Even in this very crude recording the genius shines through.
aelfheld
Posted: Jul 03, 2012 11:49
 

From an utterly underwhelming Joe Jackson cover to the real thing.

Could the contrast be any greater?
LongGoneDaddy
Posted: Jul 03, 2012 11:48
 

gracias!
(former member)
(hotel in Las Vegas)
Posted: May 18, 2012 11:02
 



Everybody in my hotel room loves this jazz standard...

 
steeler
(Perched on the precipice of the cauldron of truth)
Posted: May 18, 2012 11:01
 

wow.
Ahnyer_Keester
(Chicago Il)
Posted: May 18, 2012 10:59
 

Perfect follow up to Dead Man's Party. {#Jump}
Barman
(Milan, Italy)
Posted: Apr 16, 2012 17:22
 

 walk wrote:


you should listen again more carefully because this is Rock and Roll.
 
{#Dancingbanana_2}
AvoidingWork
(Home of Big Boy #4004)
Posted: Mar 13, 2012 13:04
 

 romeotuma wrote:


This song is soooo good for the ears...
 
This song is soooo good for the ears...


Fixed it for you.  (You must not have been feeling good that day.  ;-)


dwlangham
(Nowhere to be found)
Posted: Mar 13, 2012 13:01
 

Get in the groove and swing it—damn near rocking it.
gvan
(From inside the house!)
Posted: Feb 13, 2012 6:56
 

That guy actually rocked the clarinet solo!