Rhythm On The River – 1940
Bing Crosby and Wingy Manone
Bing Crosby sings and plays drums on a New Orleans number
While Bing Crosby became the most famous and influential singer of the 1930s, his roots were in jazz.
In the 1920s not only did he often sing jazz but, with the Rhythm Boys, he often doubled on drums.
On this delightful clip from the 1940 film “Rhythm On The River,” Bing sings the title cut in a pawn shop while trying out the drums and leading a band that includes trumpeter Wingy Manone.