Tuesday 18 June 2019


There isn’t any jazz in Congo Jazz until about 2/3rds of the way through when animals play each other and themselves as musical instruments to the song “Giving It This and That” from the Warner Bros. box office bomb Sweet Mama. Both films were released in 1930.

The giraffe that’s a saxophone and a bagpipe is inspired but most of the cartoon is pretty dull. Some of the bits remind of things in a silent Oswald cartoon; considering Hugh Harman and Rudy Ising were involved with both, that shouldn’t be a surprise.

1 comment:

  1. The live-action equivalent of "Give It This and That" is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoBJDD5WhUk Alice White is dubbed here, as she was in all of her musicals.