“Zoom zoom, zoom zoom
The world is in a mess ...”
So it is, and so begins the song “Slap that Bass,” which Fred Astaire sang in 1937’s Shall We Dance.
He appears quite often in this video, as he ought, along with many other of my favorite singers/dancers from the movies’ golden age. During the 1930s, musicals offered hours of happy escape from a very difficult world. In that spirit, and the spirit of the holidays, I offer this delightful mashup, wherein great talents of an earlier generation move beautifully to music of our time.
With thanks to author Candice Hern, who posted this on Facebook, and brightened my day.
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