jeudi 27 octobre 2011

Jayne Mansfield & The Johnnie Reb's at the Tooting Granada

‘The Girl Can’t Help It’ is a comedy musical film starring the American sex symbol Jayne Mansfield, Tom Ewell, and Edmond O'Brien. It was produced and directed by Frank Tashlin, with a screenplay written from an uncredited novel Do Re Me by Garson Kanin.
Its influence on rock music is significant, although it was originally intended as a Hollywood screen-vehicle for Jayne Mansfield, with the subplot being a satire of teenagers and their rock 'n' roll music. It featured cameo performances of early rock 'n' roll stars such as Little Richard, who performed the title song, but also Eddie Cochran, and Gene Vincent & His Bluecaps... The unintended result is the "most potent" celebration of rock music ever captured on film.
The movie was first released in America on December 1, 1956, and reached England in early 1957.
The Johnnie Reb's backed Jayne Mansfield at the Tooting Granada while she was promoting ‘The Girl Can’t Help It’.
A the time, the band became a sextet including sax player Willie Garnet instead of "Honker", and Barrie Taylor switched to upright bass.

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