Who's Yehoodi? - 1942

An amusing soundie from 1942, Who's Yehoodi?, was originally composed in 1940 by Bill Seckler and Matt Dennis.

Based on a running gag by radio comedian Jerry Colona, this rendition of Who's Yehoodi? is quite risque for its day.

Who's Yehoodi?

 

Joe Maphis: Dim Lights, Thick Smoke - 1959

Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (and LOUD, LOUD music) performed by Joe Maphis & wife Rose Lee, LIVE in 1959.  

Maphis. known for the flatpicking style he developed in the 1930's, sings magnificent harmony with wife Rose in this 1950's crowd-pleaser.

 

The Hut Sut Song - 1940's

Hut-Sut Rawlson on the rillerah add a little brawla, brawla too it,
Hut-Sut Rawlson on the rillerah add a little brawla sooit.
Hut-Sut Rawlson on the rillerah add a little brawla, brawla too it,
Hut-Sut Rawlson on the rillerah add a little brawla sooit.

WARNING: This absurd, cartoonish, and thoroughly ridiculous soundie will brand itself in your memory.

After one viewing, the melody from this song will pop into you head unexpectedly at the most inopportune times and will remain there for up to several hours.

Bob Wills: Lone Star Rag - 1940's

In this clip, from a 1940's B Western, Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, on stage to entertain the locals, are introduced by Tex Ritter. The King of Western Swing then launches into a rendition of his classic 'Lone Star Rag.'

"They're good, aren't they?"
Tex Ritter responds, "Best in the West."

Too right, too right.
 

Newsreel: South Korea - 1953

Trailer: Child Bride - 1938

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