[JPL] Re: Jazz in cartoons

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Fri Jan 21 12:24:39 EST 2011

Thanks but I don't do Twitter

Melodious Mel Lipton 
WDNA 88.9 FM Miami Florida

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From: Arturo Gomez <arturo at kuvo.org>
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Sent: Fri, Jan 21, 2011 10:52 am
Subject: [JPL] Re: Jazz in cartoons

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I am fortunate that here at KUVO/KVJZ we have a veteran on air host who like me 
is a fan of cartoons. I am sure that Doug Crane who is a member of this forum 
can chime in with more examples and details about jazz in cartoons

I'll take the Fleischer Brothers cartoons over Disney and Looney Toons any day, 
their toons were more urban and gritty than Disney and were also more advanced 
in their animation skills. Back in the 1930s, they produced Betty Boop shorts 
with live film and animated appearances by Louis Armstrong and Cab Calloway in 
addition to having many  jazz soundtracks in their other shorts including 
Popeye. There one 1940's Popeye toon with his 5 nephews rehearsing their horns 
for a jazz band keeping Popeye the Sailor up all night.

Many don't realize that the Betty Boop was based on the real life Black Harlem 
based singer, Baby Esther, a flapper from the jazz age.

Arturo Gómez
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