Syncopation (1942)

Genres - Comedy, Musical  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Romance, Romantic Drama  |   Release Date - May 22, 1942 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This musical chronicles the history of jazz music and features many of the most popular musical acts from the early 1940s, including Gene Krupa and Benny Goodman. The story centers on a trumpet player who falls for a young woman with an equal passion for music. Unfortunately, the girl is still grieving for her true-love whom she lost during the war. The trumpeter begins working to get the girl to trust her. He simultaneously tries to start a band. Songs include: "Goin' Up the River" (Dave Torbett, Leith Stevens), "You Made Me Love You" (Joseph McCarthy, James V. Monaco), "Only Worry for a Pillow," "Chicago Ragtime" (Stevens), "Under a Falling Star" (Rich Hall, Stevens, sung by Connie Boswell), and "Slave Market" (Hall Johnson).

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band [music group], childhood-sweetheart, grief, jazz, music, musician, trumpet, war