The Ingenues `All-Girl Jazz Band` (1928)

Submitted by: Jake_Justus 2 years ago Entertainment
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These ladies enjoyed pulling the old switcheroo with instruments. Massed banjos at 5:05!
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Male 850
I liked it! I just wish they had been naked.
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Male 7,031

Drac, "gimmick" didn`t always have a negative connotation. In the era of live stage-shows, of course you WANTED a gimmick, and an "all-girl" band was a great hook to draw in the crowds.

Big bands like this were financed by producers/managers who paid for instruments, costumes, salaries, tour arrangements, bookings, etc. They wanted a return on their investment (i.e. packed halls), and they were NOT going to finance garbage. This band, The Ingenues, toured the world (Europe, Asia, South Africa, Australia, Brazil), recorded for Columbia Records, headlined the Ziegfeld Follies and made short films. They were a good band.

If you want hard-core jazz genius of that era, listen to Sidney Bechet. If you want well-played renditions of the popular melodies of the day, listen to these ladies. They knew what they were doing.
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Male 37,900

Those were the days. When broads was dames!
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Male 2
I`d put girl bands (especially big ones) WAY ahead of troll bands
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Male 2,031
Drac, too harsh. They seem to low what they are doing.
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Male 14,775
All girl bands (especially big ones) = a gimmick to mask mediocre music
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Male 7,031
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