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CoffeeDan wrote:precode wrote:No denying this is an outstanding, must-have set, but I must voice my teeny, tiny annoyance over the fact that once again, there is a total absence of subjects featuring African-American artists. Yes, I still have my laserdiscs, but it's well past time such great shorts as HI-DE-HO, PIE PIE BLACKBIRD, THE BLACK NETWORK, SMASH YOUR BAGGAGE, HARLEM-MANIA and yes, RUFUS JONES FOR PRESIDENT got their day on DVD.
(Mr. Benny ain't gonna like this)
Check out Warner Archive's earlier release, Warner Bros. Big Band, Jazz & Swing Short Subject Collection. All the Vitaphone shorts you mentioned, and more (with the exception of HARLEM-MANIA), are on that set.
To quote one of our greatest lyric poets:
(is my face red)