Betty Hutton - "Murder, He Says" ~ Swing, jazz and blues - Dance to the music

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Betty Hutton - "Murder, He Says"

Jive talk was the slang language of the 1930's and 1940's. Here is video clip with some of the expressions from the swing era.

Betty Hutton sings the song "Murder, He Says" in which she is rather annoyed with the way her lover speaks when they get into an intimate situation.

According to the YouTube poster this clip is from "November 1943 for the Armed Forces Radio Service show "Command Performance" (episode 92)". I suspect that this video clip appeared in the movie Strictly G.I.

Films like Strictly G.I. were made to boost the morale for the American troupes in World War II.

What do you think of Betty Hutton belting out "Murder, He Says"? Please comment.


Alvarito said...

Awesome! What a woman!

Dr. Yobb said...

This is so funny! Betty hutton was hilarious. This is my first visit to your blog, and I just want to say that it is awesome! great job! keep up the good work!!
you got a new fan!