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Ray McKinley and his Orchestra “Howdy Friends & Hoodle-Addle”

Thrills of Music: Ray McKinley and his Orchestra is a superior band short from 1946, featuring drummer and vocalist Ray McKinley, a handful of terrific soloists (Ray Beller, Peanuts Hucko and Mundell Lowe, among others),and arrangements by the great Eddie Sauter. Here we present the first two numbers in the short, which spotlight McKinley, the soloists, and the ensemble power of the band.

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