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Feat. Dorothy Dandridge
In this 1941 soundie Hoagy Carmichael sings and plays his composition "Lazybones" with some novelty dance from Dorothy Dandridge and Peter Ray.
*"Lazybones" was composed by Hoagy Carmichael, with lyrics by Johnny Mercer.
-Inspiration for the song came one afternoon when Mercer decided to pay Carmichael a visit only to discovered him napping in his New York apartment.
In the film short with an introduction featuring his most famous song "Stardust", Hoagy proceeds to perform a more recent number that he wrote in collaboration with lyricist Johnny Mercer in 1933.
Dorothy Dandridge and Peter Ray appear as a pair of incompetent domestic servants whose multiple attempts to avoid disaster with a serving tray transform into a comedic dance.
For a performance of this song from jug band veteran Jim Kweskin Click Here.
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