Film: 6231

Music | 1940 | Sound | B/W

Synopsis:

Folk songs, civil war anthems and spirituals of the southern states of America.
The Dixiairs perform 'Waiting For the Robert E Lee'. 3 second unstaged stock shot of river boat with black man dancing on deck while another plays guitar on his lap - cuts to studio with massed minstrel group, some are in black face but mostly white. Backed up by leggy dancing girls. Some stock shots of Mississippi river boats.
The Dixiairs 'Dear Old Southland'. Male and female sing on riverboat set in 19th century costume. Cuts to black performers on studio dock setting singing 'Oh them golden slippers' and 'Camptown Races'. Black man plays brief banjo solo. Chorus of whites sing 'Dixie'.


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