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“PARDON MY GUN” (1930)

The 1930 sound film (part-silent Western, part musical revue) was called PARDON MY GUN (yes, you read that correctly) and it included a twenty-minute musical interlude by the Abe Lyman Orchestra, suitably attired in cowboy garb. 

Here’s their exuberant TWELFTH STREET RAG, with the leader on drums, having a better time twirling his sticks than the law of the Old West might allow.  The rousing trombone solo is by one Orlando “Slim” Martin:

And Al “Rubberlegs” Norman dancing to MILENBERG JOYS played by the Abe Lyman Orchestra:

Raucous music, eccentric dancing: why we love YouTube so! 

Thanks to David J. Weiner for reminding me about this.