Glen Grey and the Casa Loma Orchestra ~ Swing, jazz and blues - Dance to the music

Monday, April 7, 2008

Glen Grey and the Casa Loma Orchestra



Glen Grey and the Casa Loma Orchestra is an orchestra that is somewhat forgotten nowadays but they sounded great. Here is a video clip from a short movie featuring the band playing the songs "Hep And Happy", "Broom Street" and "Darktown Strutters' Ball".

The dancers in the clip are Dean Collins and Jewel McGowan doing a version of the Shim Sham as well as dancing lindy hop in a Hollywood style. Just look at Jewel McGowan doing those swivels. Wow.

You can find out more about the movie with Glen Grey and the Casa Loma Orchestra at Internet Movie Database (IMDB).

What do think of the video clip with Glen Grey and the Casa Loma Orchestra? Tell me.

4 comments:

J-h:n said...

None of us who loved the classic Swedish radio show Smoke Rings have forgotten the Casa Loma Orchestra.

"Hello there, music lovers! Good evening..."

Henrik said...

That was indeed a good radio show. Thanks for commenting J-h:n

albil said...

Glen Grey was fun to listen to...I remember his music when Big Bands were fading,we danced many nites,to his sounds,in the last big hotels that featured him..."no name jive "is my favorite...keep up the good work...the Big Band sound should never be lost...

M. Angelus said...

My mother sang in several guest appearances with Glen Grey when she was a teen ager. She toured with Danny Thomas (Amos Jacobs) routinely and sang on live radio.
Her professional name was Toni Taylor. Her real name is Lorraine Johnson and she is now 90 yrs. old.