Hold it, hold it!
Here comes a swingin’ preface with Gene Krupa’s big band & Barbara Stanwyck, dubbed by Martha Tilton, in a hilarious scene from the funny gangster film Ball Of Fire (1941).
This is quasi the mother of all movie scenes of the 1930’s & ’40’s, which featured a popular swing orchestra, if it made sense to the plot, or not (in this case it made sense!).
Linguist professor Gary Cooper is busily taking notes while ‘Liltin’ Miss Tilton’ is joyfully swinging alongside Gene’s romping drum roll whirlwinds.
Musky Ruffo & Sam Musiker are on the dueling saxes, ‘Little Jazz’ Roy Eldridge & Shorty Sherock are blowing the battling bugles. Ray Biondi & probably Bob Kitsis can be heard on guitar & piano:
From now on, all the gals you will see are actually singing.
#1: Ella Mae Morse with Freddie Slack and their COW COW BOOGIE —
#2: Ina Ray Hutton & Her Melodears are A HUNDRED PERCENT WITH YOU (in numbers: 100%) —
#3: The sexiest nurse this side of heaven 😉 ‘Liltin’ Miss’ Martha Tilton prescribes: A LITTLE JIVE IS GOOD FOR YOU (especially when you’re as needy as the fellows in the soundie) —
#4: Ina Ray Hutton once again (there are a lot more with her on YT): KNOCK ME A KISS (who wouldn’t?) —
#5: Last but not least… ‘Sassy’ Sarah Vaughan says: YOU’RE NOT THE KIND (No! I’m no symphony, only a 12-bar blues in Bb :)) —