• Short Summary

    Excellent footage of the 'Rhythm', Dance and Band Championship in London.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "THE GATHERING OF THE BANDS ! - Filmed at the 'Rhythm' Dance and Band Championship Display, London. Millions of listeners have heard Mantovani and his Orchestra from the 'Monseigneur' on the air - here's a topical glance of him on the screen."

    L/S of Mantovani and his string orchestra entertaining the crowds in the club. M/S and C/U of a technician recording the music on a disk recording device. Several shots of the band playing.

    Intertitle reads: "The King of the "Scat" singers - Cab Calloway dropped in."

    L/S of Cab Calloway speaking at a microphone holding a large trophy. He announces the winner of the Rhythm dance contest, Stan Harvard.

    Intertitle reads: "And another guest - the one and only Roy Fox with his famous Band, from the Cafe de Paris to make dancing feet step out."

    Various shots of Roy Fox and member of his jazz band playing and singing 'Dixie Lee'. Good footage of the guests dancing. L/S's and M/S's of Fox conducting the band.

    Note; apparently the vocalists on "Dixie Lee" are "The Cubs" - sax player Harry Gold (with glasses), guitarist Ivor Mairants and trumpeter Les Lambert.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:55:35:00 / 01:58:38:00
    PT 209

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