Monday, May 25, 2015

Count Basie Orchestra- Take Me Back Baby (1941)

This classic Soundie dates back to 1941 and features the Count Basie Orchestra performing “Take Me Back Baby” with Jimmy Rushing doing the vocal. In the clip, Rushing plays a sax player who falls asleep on the bandstand and dreams he is singing the blues to his gal. 'Soundies' were an early version of the music video, displayed on a Panoram (a coin-operated film jukebox) in nightclubs, bars, restaurants, factory lounges and amusement centers during the early-mid 1940s.