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Date: 03/14/14 05:00 AM

7 Responses to The Ingenues `All-Girl Jazz Band` (1928)

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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
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    March 13, 2014 at 12:08 pm
    Link: The Ingenues `All-Girl Jazz Band` (1928) - These ladies enjoyed pulling the old switcheroo with instruments. Massed banjos at 5:05!
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    March 14, 2014 at 5:11 am
    All girl bands (especially big ones) = a gimmick to mask mediocre music
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    chicagojay Male 40-49
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    March 14, 2014 at 6:31 am
    Drac, too harsh. They seem to low what they are doing.
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    PJD74 Male 50-59
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    March 14, 2014 at 6:54 am
    I`d put girl bands (especially big ones) WAY ahead of troll bands
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    March 14, 2014 at 8:51 am

    Those were the days. When broads was dames!
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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
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    March 14, 2014 at 9:07 am

    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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    scheckydamon Male 60-69
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    March 14, 2014 at 11:22 am
    I liked it! I just wish they had been naked.

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