Sunday, 5 December 2010

Darktown Strutters Ball

As we dissolve into Dick's lonely hotel bedroom there is a confused sound of music emerging out of the Darktown Strutter's Ball into In A Mist which immediately begins to change gear..... Tender Is The Night Fimscript in the Cinema of Malcolm Lowry Edited by Miguel Mota and Paul Tiessen

"Darktown Strutters' Ball" is a popular song by Shelton Brooks, published in 1917. The song has been recorded many times and is considered a popular and jazz standard.

The landmark 1917 recording by the Original Dixieland Jazz Band which was recorded on May 30, 1917 and released by Columbia Records as catalog number A-2297 was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2006. There are many variations of the title, including "At the Darktown Strutters' Ball", "The Darktown Strutters' Ball", and just "Strutters' Ball".
Read more including a list of various recordings

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