Weaver Brothers Duet!

Here’s a real treat, a saw duet that actually sounds beautiful! It’s the Weaver Brothers playing a song  called “Dig Me A Grave In Missouri.” The Weaver Brothers and Elviry ( you can see her singing in the background) were also known as the Arkansas Travelers and were a popular radio act. This was their first appearance in movies, and it’s easy to see why there were so popular.

The song is from the movie Swing Your Lady, a great little movie from 1938. It stars Humphrey Bogart and everyone’s favorite, Louise Fazenda. The movie also features  very young Ronald Reagan. This movie is considered to be one of the worst of all time by some, but I think it’s great.

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This is “Weaver Brothers” by Rowena on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

In addition to this great clip, you can take a look at some of the promotional materials for the movie. The brochure claims that the “Weaver Brothers portray hillbillies as they really are”  and the movie is a “Laff-time hit of a lifetime.” The pressbook gives a wonderful glimpse into the entertainment promotional materials of the past, a time before social media. Enjoy!

 

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Rowena Southard, your blog hostess, is a musical saw enthusiast who lives in California. She loves all kinds of music and has a special fondness for unusual instruments.