Soundie: "Basin Street Boogie"

Picture of Will Bradley and His Six Texas Hot Dogs

Today's Soundie features Will Bradley and His Six Texas Hot Dogs performing "Basin Street Boogie".  This film was released in April of 1942 to Panoram Jukeboxes across the nation.

The Six Texas Hot Dogs shown in this film were a small dixieland band led by trombonist, Will Bradley, and made up of members of his famous orchestra.  Drummer and vocalist, Ray McKinley, would go on (shortly after this filming) to be a featured member of Glenn Miller's AAF Band which entertained the Allied Troops during World War II.  It also looks like Billy Maxted is playing piano in this one having replaced Freddie Slack who had recently left to form his own band.

This Soundie showcases some great music and even contains some decent "Jitterbugs" dancing along to the song.  Enjoy!

Watch: "Basin Street Boogie" by Will Bradley and His Six Texas Hot Dogs

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