Ina Ray Hutton and Her Melodears - Truckin' ~ Swing, jazz and blues - Dance to the music

Monday, March 19, 2007

Ina Ray Hutton and Her Melodears - Truckin'

Today you're in for a real treat with this video clip of Ina Ray Hutton and Her Melodears playing the song "Truckin" (the song featured yesterday as well).

First of all, it's such a swinging song in a really good arrangement. A killer-diller!

Secondly, Ina Ray Hutton was so talented: she was a bandleader, singer, dancer and had a wonderful stage presence. To top it off, she was really good looking. Yes, I'm smitten.

Make sure to listen to the rhythms that Ina Ray Hutton is laying down with her tap dancing. I think they complement the band perfectly.

I think it's such a pity that there are so few well known women jazz musicians. I really would like to know more about them. Got any tips? I should of course get the book Swing Shift: "All-Girl" Bands of the 1940s by Sherrie Tucker.

You can find more info about her in the discussion thread at

What do you think of this video clip with Ina Ray Hutton and Her Melodears? Tell me.


Anonymous said...

That girl can really groove. She gets right into the music and understands it with her body. She would have been great on Broadway...she's adorable and talented.

TED said...

What a great piece of music, it may even make it into my top ten.

Haydn said...

According to her Wikipedia page, she was on Broadway, having started her stage career at the age of 8.

Anonymous said...

That's my Aunt Kay Walsh on lead/solo trumpet. The only time I've seen her alive. Too cool.

Henrik said...

Anonymous, it would be great if you have some facts about Kay Walsh to share with us.

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