Best Music Movies of 1927
The Jazz Singer
A young Jewish man is torn between tradition and individuality when his old-fashioned family objects to his career as a jazz singer. This is the first full length feature film to use synchronized sound, and is the original film musical.
Hazel Green & Company
Hazel Green & Company play a few songs.
Blossom Seeley and Bennie Fields
The curtain opens; behind it are two pianos where Charles Bourne and Phil Ellis, billed as the Music Boxes, are seated playing. After a few bars, Blossom Seeley and Bennie Fields enter - she's in tulle, he's in sport coat, worsted trousers, vest, and tie carrying a cane and straw hat. They do three numbers, "Hello Mr. Bluebird," Irving Berlin's "The Call of the South," and "(A Pretty Spanish Town) On a Night Like This." Between the first two numbers, they kibbutz about southern music, and for the third song, she dons a sombrero and a serape and he sports a guitar and a gaucho hat. There's also a bit of dancing during the third number.
The Revelers sing a couple of songs around the piano.
The Police Quartette
At the police station, four Hollywood cops sing "Skinna-Ma Rink-A-Dink," "Mother Goose Medley," "Cluckin'" and "Waddle."
The Night Court
A police raid on a night club results in the entire cast of the club's floor show being hauled into court, where they must perform their routines for the judge.
Bernado De Pace
Bernardo De Pace, known as "The Wizard of the Mandolin," plays several tunes, including "Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna" and "That's Why I Love You."
Van and Schenck 'The Pennant Winning Battery of Songland'
A short film starring Van and Schenck.
Giuseppe De Luca, Singing 'Largo al factotum' from 'The Barber of Seville'
A early sound short where Giuseppe De Luca sings 'Largo al factotum'.
James Clemens gets the top-billing in this Vitaphone short where he plays a drunk who can hardly stand. That's pretty much the entire plot as Clemens stumbles into the Dream Cafe where he runs into a cop as well as a lovely young lady who performs a couple dances for him.