Thursday, June 14, 2012

Swing You Sinners

One of the greatest surreal animated cartoons ever made. The Fleischer Brothers, working in a loft studio on Times Square, created some of the most awesome animation we will ever see...
Awesome because of the marriage of image and music, some of most the unbridled surreal associative imagery ever unleashed as popular entertainment on an all too willing public.
I found this because the tune, Swing You Sinners, was recorded by Milt Brown and his Musical Brownies in 1930, featuring Bob Dunne and probably is one of the first uses of amplified solid body electric guitar in recording. It was an aluminum Rickenbacker.

1 comment:

dog gone said...

I think my favorite was the spectral frog.