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Soundies: The First Music Videos
Vintage HD music videos commonly referred to as Soundies that covered all genres of music, from classical to big-band swing, and from hillbilly novelties to patriotic songs produced between 1940-1946 and displayed via coin-operated film jukeboxes located in nightclubs, bars, restaurants and lounges.
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MICHAEL BARTLETT
LITTLE GREY HOME IN THE WEST (1941)

The song Little Grey Home In The West presented in this Soundie Musical by Michael Bartlett with great 1940's lifestyle footage, ice skating and sledding, teens, couples and the milestone in romance The First Kiss.
(public domain films) 1941 BW 00:02:39
public domain stock footage soundies
MICHAEL BARTLETT
THE SIDEWALKS OF NEW YORK (1941)

The song The Sidewalks Of New York presented in this Soundie Musical by Michael Bartlett as a singing policeman walks his street beat interacting with dancing children with adults sitting on their stoops getting into the act with a dance routine culminating into a neighborhood party.
(public domain films) 1941 BW 00:02:42
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WILL BRADLEY AND ORCHESTRA
BOARDWALK BOOGIE (1941)

The song Boardwalk Boogie presented in this Soundie Musical by Will Bradley And Orchestra an appreciative crowd surrounds the big band with shots of the different band instruments pretty girls snapping to the beat and a rambunctious couple takes the stage in a swing routine.
(public domain films) 1941 BW 00:02:41
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THE CHARIOTEERS
THE DARKTOWN STRUTTERS' BALL (1942)

The song The Darktown Strutters' Ball presented in this Soundie Musical by the group The Charioteers in a rustic barn-like setting serenading a bevy of pretty women.
(public domain films) 1942 BW 00:02:38
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THE CHARIOTEERS - OH SUSANNAH (1942)
The song Oh Susannah presented in this Soundie Musical by the group The Charioteers in a barn setting serenading a bevy of pretty girls.
(public domain films) 1942 BW 00:02:39
public domain stock footage soundies
BOB CHESTER AND HIS ORCHESTRA
WAIT 'TIL THE SUN SHINES NELLIE (1941)

The song Wait 'Til The Sun Shine Nellie presented by Bob Chester And His Orchestra with scenes of his orchestra sax player, brass section followed by a wagon full of singers pulled by a two men in a horse costume as all the player go into a barn turned dance hall.
(public domain films) 1941 BW 00:02:44
public domain stock footage soundies
THE CHOCOLATEERS - TWEED ME (1942)
The song Tweed Me presented in this Soundie Musical by the dance trio The Chocolateers as they perform an energetic dance routine on stage.
(public domain films) 1942 BW 00:02:41
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HARRY COOL - STARDUST (1945)
The song Stardust presented in this Soundie Musical by Harry Cool dressed in a tuxedo in an upscale nightclub with dancers.
(public domain films) 1945 BW 00:03:02
public domain stock footage soundies
JERRY COOPER - THAT'S AN IRISH LULLABY (1945)
The song That's An Irish Lullaby presented in this Soundie Musical by Jerry Cooper as a beat cop walking in the park a grown son visiting his aging mother and ending with an appreciative beauty handing the cop an apple.
(public domain films) 1945 BW 00:02:53
public domain stock footage soundies
THE DINNING SISTERS
BY THE LIGHT OF THE SILVERY MOON (1946)

The song By The Light Of The Silvery Moon presented in this Soundie Musical by The Dinning Sisters as the trio of beauties in a jungle scenic start the song off with one paramour escorts one to a bench in a romantic setting.
(public domain films) 1946 BW 00:02:34
public domain stock footage soundies
TOM EMERSON'S HILLBILLIES
RIDIN' THE RED CABOOSE (1942)

The song Ridin' The Red Caboose presented in this Soundie Musical by Tom Emerson's Hillbillies with a wash woman starts off the song with the hillbillies playing in the background and some comely neighbors with one wearing daisy-dukes enter the scene to dance and sing ending with a conga line.
(public domain films) 1942 BW 00:02:58
public domain stock footage soundies
THE ETON BOYS - A BICYCLE BUILT FOR TWO (1941)
The song A Bicycle Built For Two presented in this Soundie Musical by The Eton Boys a mixed group of males and females singing with scenes of the singers riding two-person bicycles.
(public domain films) 1941 BW 00:02:56
public domain stock footage soundies
JOHN FEENEY
LITTLE TOWN IN OULD COUNTRY DOWN (1942)

The song Little Town In Ould Country Down presented in this Soundie Musical by John Feeney with scenes of a St. Patrick's Day picnic, the Irish countryside, beer drinking.
(public domain films) 1942 BW 00:02:54
public domain stock footage soundies
CARIDAD GARCIA - RHUMBA NEW YORK(1943)
The song Rhumba New York presented in this Soundie Musical by Caridad Garcia as she sings and plays guitar in a Spanish setting.
(public domain films) 1943 BW 00:02:43
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CARIDAD GARCIA - SENORITA (1943)
The song Senorita presented in this Soundie Musical by the beautiful vocalist Caridad Garcia as she play guitar in an alcove setting as an admirer looks on.
(public domain films) 1943 BW 00:02:26
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BILLIE HAYWOOD AND CLIFF ALLEN
I CAN'T DANCE (1944)

The song I Can't Dance presented in this Soundie Musical by vocalist Billie Haywood with Cliff Allen on piano in a living room setting.
(public domain films) 1944 BW 00:02:36
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KAY LORRAINE - THE KERRY DANCE (1942)
The song The Kerry Dance presented in this Soundie Musical by Kay Lorraine as she and her band in backyard shindig as more and more neighbors arriving to sing and dance.
(public domain films) 1944 BW 00:02:57
public domain stock footage soundies
MEN AND MAIDS OF MELODY
IN THE GOOD OLD SUMMERTIME (1941)

The song In The Gold Old Summertime presented in this Soundie Musical by the group Men And Maids Of Melody with scenes of teens and couples, hay ride, pretty girls, beach play, swimsuits, walk in the park, falling in love.
(public domain films) 1941 BW 00:02:28
public domain stock footage soundies
MEN AND MAIDS OF MELODY
TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME (1941)

The song Take Me Out To The Ballgame presented in this Soundie Musical by the Men And Maids Of Melody as a harmonious group of Baseball fans ride the cable car singing this Baseball classic arriving at the Baseball park to watch the game with the leading couple play-acting a pitcher and a catcher.
(public domain films) 1941 BW 00:02:45
public domain stock footage soundies
VINCE BLUE MONDI - ONE MAN BAND (1944)
The song One Man Band presented in this Soundie Musical by Vince Blue Mondi as vocalist Vince demonstrates his amazing one-man band skills as a group of beauties look on.
(public domain films) 1944 BW 00:02:29
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DONALD NOVIS WITH DOROTHY O'KELLY
WITH IRISH EYES ARE SMILIN' (1941)

The song With Irish Eyes Are Smilin' presented in this Soundie Musical by Donald Novis With Dorothy O'Kelly as an Irish couple arrive in New York City by ship where the man gets a job as a NYPD beat cop ending his rounds to surprise his wife at home and celebrating their new life in America.
(public domain films) 1941 BW 00:03:01
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FRANK NOVAK'S ROOTIN' TOOTERS
FOR RED NELLIES HONOUR (1941)

The song For Red Nellie's Honour presented in this Soundie Musical by Frank Novak's Rootin' Tooters as rural band of strings and horns fronted by blond cutie.
(public domain films) 1941 BW 00:02:59
public domain stock footage soundies
MAURICE ROCCO - RHUMBOOGIE (1943)
The song Rhumboogie presented in this Soundie Musical by vocalist Maurice Rocco as he plays the piano in the setting of a night club with patrons in costume and dancing.
(public domain films) 1943 BW 00:02:41
public domain stock footage soundies
JERI SULLAVAN - TICO TICO (1945)
The song Tico Tico presented in this Soundie Musical by Jeri Sullavan in a nightclub setting and the female of a couple singing.
(public domain films) 1945 BW 00:02:38
public domain stock footage soundies
DICK THOMAS - JINGLE JANGLE JINGLE (1942)
The song Jingle Jangle Jingle presented in this Soundie Musical by Dick Thomas as singing cowboys enter the bunkhouse with one cowboy ineptly tries to untangle a calf rope and a surprise entrance of a bevy of beauties prancing in on costume horses and a solo serenade.
(public domain films) 1942 BW 00:02:54
public domain stock footage soundies
FATS WALLER - HONEYSUCKLE ROSE (1941)
The song Honeysuckle Rose composed by Fats Waller Lyrics by Andy Razaf with the great Thomas Wright Fats Waller in a Soundie Musical on the piano serenading a bevy of pretty girls.
(public domain films) 1941 BW 00:02:16
public domain stock footage soundies