Reet, Petitie, And Gone

934. REET, PETITE, AND GONE (1947-USA). With LOUIS JORDAN AND HIS TYMPAN FIVE, JUNE RICHMOND. Louis Jordan became well known with the Chick Webb band in 193 before organizing his swinging “Tympany Five.” His million-selling hit “Choo Choo Ch’ Boogie” putting him on the map in 1946, and had him featured with the likes Of Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald an Louis Armstrong. This all-black programmer has typical B feature plot but A plus jazz by Louis and his sax. Louis plays two roles, sings most Of the vocals and fronts his fine swinging group. A dishonest lawyer tries to do young Louis out Of his inheritance by changing his dying father’s eccentric will. A boyhood sweetheart and a faithful servant save the day, but you should ignore the plot and just dig the large quantity Of fine music Served up by Louis. Favorites include “Let the Good Tim< Roll," the title song "Reet, Petite and Gone," and "That Chick's Too Young To Fry." Fat |un Richmond is a delectable morsel indeed as she wades through the blues. She's also probably the only one in the picture who could act! No matter, the film's mostly Louis Jordan and his music, an that's all-reet. 67 minutes. Musical All Black