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The Monkey Song

Hoagy Carmichael


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From "The Las Vegas Story"


This clip features Hoagy Carmichael's performance of "The Monkey Song" is an excerpt from the 1952 film "The Las Vegas Story" starring Jane Russell.

Hoagy Carmichael sets his jazz song writing abilities to concocting a whimsical ditty depicting a jungle king and his dream much to the amusement of his co-star Jane Russell. Among the lyrics is this passage "he hit licks with the sticks to a record by the Bix" honors his old friend, deceased cornetist Bix Beiderbecke.

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