Watch: Hawaiian War Chant

Picture of Tommy Dorsey and Buddy Rich

I can never get enough of old film footage that captures our favorite Big Bands in action.  This is a clip of Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra jammin' out to Hawaiian War Chant.  This clip is from the 1942 motion picture entitled "Ship Ahoy".

Take a look at a young Buddy Rich pounding away at the drums.  It's so great to be able to watch him in action.  The Youtuber that put this video together did a very good job restoring the footage and the overall sound.  Check it out!

One last thing, I'm pretty sure that the "special effect" in the opening part of the film which makes it appear like Buddy Rich and his drum set are floating onto the set caused many of the 1940's audience to experience vertigo.  But that's just my theory. 😁  Enjoy!


Watch - "Hawaiian War Chant" by Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra

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