Darlings, just a quick song to kick off the final week of September. This is Cab Calloway’s take on “St. James Infirmary Blues” from the 1933 classic Betty Boop cartoon, “Snow White.” The wildly imaginative animation was created by rotoscoping Cab Calloway’s performance, resulting in the short being named one of the 50 Greatest Cartoons and earning a place in the National Film Registry.
You can watch the complete Betty Boop “Snow White” cartoon on The Internet Archive.
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Categories: TV & Film
Thank you, Mr. Wolfe. It’s nice to see you back around the site again, darling.
Oh, sweetie… How WONDERFUL! Thank you for this great clip! 🙂
Thank you, darling. It’s one of my favorites! 🙂
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Somehow, I remember seeing this clip before!
Fabulous, I hadn’t heard the calloway version of that song before either, thanks for sharing
I’m glad you liked it, Ship’s Cook. The Armstrong version is kind of seminal, but I’ve always had a soft spot for this one. 🙂
I have two Armstrong versions, plus two by Josh White and one by Jools Holland
Wow, nice. Now I have a project for this weekend, because I’m dying to poke around and find a few more interesting versions! 🙂