• Short Summary

    Harry Roy and his band play 'Basin Street Ball' in casual and evening dress! From NSP 343.

  • Description

    Titles read: 'Pathe Musical Miniatures presents - HARRY ROY and His Band IN "BASIN STREET BALL"'.

    Pathe Studio, London.

    This is probably Harry Roy and His Tiger Ragamuffins, a six piece traditional jazz band / combo. They play 'Basin Street Ball' with Harry Roy on clarinet. Band are dressed in casual clothes.

    Towards the end of the number voice-over says: "Now if you'll excuse the band while they change...". There is a dissolve to band in evening dress, still playing.

    Close shot musical notation, then follows short animated sequence of dancing notes while words of song appear, sing-along-style, at bottom of screen. "Ev'ry body, I mean ev'rybody / Has a body, swaying round the hall / Ev'ry body who is any body / Fillin' up the place in at the Basin Street Ball".

    Nice example of easy swing number from British jazz band - and a choice of casual or dressed-up musicians! Pianist wears trilby hat pushed back on head in first section - looks the quintessential laid back jazz musician. SL.

    This is probably from New Sound Pictorial NSP 343. Only the introduction (missing here) remains in the original issue - see separate record for details.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:56:08:00 / 01:57:43:00
    Turns Can 11 E

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