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Thread #173083   Message #4197562
Posted By: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
19-Feb-24 - 09:07 PM
Thread Name: Rhapsody In Blue at 100
Subject: RE: Rhapsody In Blue at 100
Rhapsody In Blue - King of Jazz (1930)
Full length was doable on film tech but trimmed to just under six minutes on the sound stage dub for all the other reasons.
Caveat whatevers: That gen-U-wine 'African' dance intro and Al "rubberlegs" Norman were about as 'African' as The Radio City Rockettes.

Rhapsody in Blue Debut (1945)
And holding at just over seven minutes.

It still works as a 15-second commercial jingle.