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Friday, 3 April 2015
'Warner Brothers' acrylic on canvas
Harry (1881-1958), Albert (1884-1967), Sam (1888-1927) and Jack (1892-1978): the Warner brothers. By 1923 they already owned a string of movie theatres and, operating out of Hollywood, had moved into film distribution. In 1927, within a couple of years of establishing Warner Brothers Pictures Inc., they released The Jazz Singer - the first film to have synchronised music and dialogue.
Nearly fifty years later they released this. We can only speculate what Al Jolson would have made of it.
Brilliant song, and like School's Out, the single version is different than the one that ended up on the album (and all the subsequent compilations). More jagged and raggedy-arsed and all the better for it.ReplyDelete
It's Bob Ezrin's song in the end though isn't it? I think only Frankie goes to Hollywood owed more to their producer.