Birth of the Blues


General information

Sample : No

Release date (New York) : 1941


Order Title Starting time code Ending time code Length Performers
1 Opening Credits/Birth of the Blues (1) image du number 0h0m27s 0h1m55s 1m28s Bing Crosby
2 At a Georgia Camp Meeting image du number 0h2m41s 0h5m36s 2m55s Ronnie Cosby
3 Clarinet Practice image du number 0h5m45s 0h6m47s 1m2s Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Ronnie Cosby
4 Pool Blues image du number 0h9m46s 0h10m22s 0m36s Bing Crosby
5 Carnival of Venice image du number 0h10m54s 0h11m29s 0m35s
6 Memphis Blues image du number 0h13m48s 0h16m28s 2m40s Bing Crosby
7 By the Light of the Slivery Moon image du number 0h26m8s 0h27m33s 1m25s Bing Crosby
8 Tiger Rag image du number 0h28m0s 0h29m16s 1m16s Bing Crosby
9 Waiting at the Church image du number 0h31m3s 0h31m54s 0m51s Mary Martin
10 Cuddle Up a Little Closer image du number 0h38m43s 0h40m36s 1m53s Mary Martin
11 Stair Dance image du number 0h41m59s 0h42m11s 0m12s Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Carolyn Lee
12 Zoom Zoom Zoom ("All You Got to Do Is Open Your Mouth") image du number 0h43m55s 0h45m25s 1m30s Eddie "Rochester" Anderson
13 Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie (1) image du number 0h48m37s 0h51m24s 2m47s Bing Crosby, Mary Martin
14 Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie (2) image du number 0h51m35s 0h53m37s 2m2s Bing Crosby, Mary Martin
15 My Melancholy Baby image du number 0h56m22s 0h58m22s 2m0s Bing Crosby
16 The Waiter, and the Porter and the Upstairs Maid image du number 1h3m31s 1h7m3s 3m32s Bing Crosby, Mary Martin, Jack Teagarden
17 Unidentified Song image du number 1h7m21s 1h8m41s 1m20s Bing Crosby
18 St. Louis Blues image du number 1h10m15s 1h14m40s 4m25s Bing Crosby, Ruby Elzy
19 Unidentified Song image du number 1h17m18s 1h19m11s 1m53s Bing Crosby
20 Birth of the Blues (2) image du number 1h24m20s 1h25m20s 1m0s Bing Crosby

Numbers' distribution


35 min

Running time for all numbers

87 min

Movie running time

2122 sec

Running time for all numbers

5220 sec

Movie running time


Ratio number/total length

106 sec

Average running time for the numbers in Birth of the Blues

149 sec

Average running time for the numbers for all the movies


Color Cast
All Black cast
All White cast
All Latin cast
Mixed Race cast
Mixed Race Extras

Graphe/ Timeline


Adaptation Shows Remake


PCA verdict on the first submitted script Censored content States where the film was censored
Legion of Decency Protestant Motion Picture Council Harrison's Report Film Estimate Board of National Organizations