Vine Street Blues-Manone

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Vine Street blues Manone 1943

Wingy Manone and his Orchestra in a 1943 Soundie with Ann Lee vocals
Soundies were an early version of music videos. From 1940 to 1946, they were designed to be displayed on coin-operated juke boxes in nightclubs, bars, and restaurants.
Soundies covered all genres of music, but they are perhaps best known for the performances of African American artists who were blocked from performing in other public formats. Louis Jordan, Dorothy Dandridge, Lena Horne, Louis Armstrong Fats Waller and also Wingie Manone made soundies. Soundies were condemned for their frequent use of strip teases,especially designed to attract military personnel.

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Besides being a great dixielander and an original gravel-voiced singer in the Louis Prima style, Wingy was a very elegant man and a fine Italian food cook, as told in his autobiography "Trumpet On The Wing" (1947).

The Sheik of Dixieland Araby (Nicola Ardenghi)
By Sahfen 7 years ago