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    Japanese Girls Swing Band


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    Boy, the brought the house down with that performance. Must get the movie.....
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    If you track the movie down, please share the source Amir. I want to see it too.

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    The movie is a comedy called Swing Girls. There is a lot of info on the web available for it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swing_Girls

    Finding a place to buy it through seems challenging as Amazon doesn't sell it anymore. Searching, landed on an expensive by for the BD version: http://www.dvdasian.com/_e/Japan/pro...s_Blu_Ray_.htm

    I am sure there are more reasonable places to find it.

    Here is a free sample: http://www.mysoju.com/japanese-movie...-movie/part-1/

    Seems like a cute movie and quintessential Japanese.
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    Ah, looks like all 8 parts are available for free from the above site! Just click "watch next" below the player window.

    Miracles of Internet.....
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    While that was nice, it just doesn't compare to Benny Goodman's rendition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slowGEEZR View Post
    While that was nice, it just doesn't compare to Benny Goodman's rendition.
    If the history is right, the band did not know how to play any of this! They were actors and over a 5 month period were taught to play like this!

    From the wiki:

    "Many of the girls really could not play these instruments[1] , and they did play the performances in the film, after training for only 5 months[2]. To prove this was not movie-magic, a tour was organized after the film with a live CD released shortly after.[3]"
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