Charlie Spivak Soundie

Charlie Spivak

Here is a video of Charlie Spivak and His Orchestra performing "Hop, Skip and Jump."  This was released as a Soundie in the early 1940's.  Soundies were the original music videos, decades before MTV was even an idea.  But as you can see the formula for a music video has never seemed to change.  The band is featured doing some silly things while playing and of course there's beautiful women dancing along with the music.

Check out the goofy expression Charlie has in parts of the video.  He just didn't look too comfortable with the whole process. (Picture Below)

Also, wanted to give out a Happy Birthday to Charlie who would have turned the ripe old age of 115 on February 17th.  Spivak passed away in 1982.

Charlie Spivak

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