Soundie: Frankie and Johnny

Picture of Linda Keene

Today's Soundie is a great Dixieland version of the famed jazz standard "Frankie and Johnny".  It features Henry Levine and his "Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street" band along with the fine vocals of Linda Keene.

This Soundie was filmed and released in 1942 and also stars the dance team of Moore and Revel.  It's a very catchy rendition of "Frankie and Johnny" and shows off the true talents possessed by Levine and his band.  The film short also gives us a small glimpse of vocalist Linda Keene.  Keene was quite gifted, but failed to receive the publicity needed to become a household name. Enjoy!

Watch the Soundie "Frankie and Johnny"

Picture of Henry Levine and Band

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