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Almost Lost Images
Published on 16 May 2018 / In Entertainment

Here's a kind of curious "Soundie," an early music video....this one seems to be designed to encourage viewers to sing along...but these were played on a machine called a "Panoram" in bars and restaurants and the like....and this was long before the days when karaoke became popular in the US. It's also a patriotic piece, made during wartime. I think that the makers wanted it to become a bit of a "fad" or to "go viral" in today's language....but I don't think it ever did. It is also the only time I've ever seen a slide whistle used to play along with a swing band.

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