Jackson And Blake 1933

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Two comedians stand on a set. One is blacked up and speaks with an affected African American accent. They make a couple of jokes and then play a tune on trumpet and trombone. The white comic sings a song called possibly "It's...

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Cataloguer:
Mark
Stock:
Black & White
Sound:
Sound
Media URN:
58139
Sort Number:
UN 0059 F
Time in/Out:
01:22:24:00 / 01:25:46:00
Canister:
UN 59 F
Film ID:
522.10
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  • Jackson & Blake comprised my uncle, Jack Block, and Ellis Jackson. As I understood it Ellis Jackson was a black, rather than "blacked up" and I think the accent may have been genuine, although I never met him. He was a musician and dancer and my uncle was a professional trumpet player - clearly they were both 'variety performers'.

    rblock@talk21.com 13th May 2013
  • Having done a little research since my earlier comment I find that Ellis
    Jackson was a resident trombonist and tap dancer with Billy Cotton's Band. He was the first black person to be a permanent player in a white society band in London.

    rblock@talk21.com 13th May 2013

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