Eddie Cantor In Person!
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NEVER BEFORE RELEASED and AN EXCLUSIVE ONLY AVAILABLE AT FOOTLIGHT! If you remember Eddie Cantor's one-man show at Carnegie Hall...well, here it is! Though not specifically filmed there, Eddie did make a recording of that wonderful performance, but added in his friends Jimmy Durante and Eddie Jackson as well.
If you have the double CD, then this is the companion video. With his two accomplished piano players, composers Henry Tobias and Arthur Siegel, our 'Apostle of Pep' sings some of his biggest hits, including "Ida (Sweet As Apple Cider)", "Ain't She Sweet", "Ballin' The Jack" and more!
Eddie reminisces about his days at Surprise Lake Camp and sings George M. Cohan's "Harrigan". He tells stories about his friends Groucho Marx, Will Rogers, and Florenz Ziegfeld. He salutes his boss from his Kid Kabaret days, Gus Edwards. When he speaks of his days as a singing waiter in Coney Island, he introduces his old piano playin' buddy, Jimmy Durante.
As a bonus, included is the never-before released tribute to Al Jolson, where Eddie and his wife Ida remember 'Jolie' and present Cantor's son-in-law, Roberto Gari, doing such a perfect impersonation of Jolson that some people thought it was Jolson himself!
So here he is, The man who made "Whoopee", performing a concert you will never forget. Here is EDDIE CANTOR IN PERSON!
Note: Due to the age of the material, some imperfections may exist.