Milwaukee Record is proud to present Public Domain. The video series features Milwaukee musicians setting up at Colectivo’s new Back Room performance space at its Prospect Avenue cafe to adapt some of the world’s best-known songs in ways they’ve never been heard before.
This installment features Something To Do, Wisconsin’s longest running ska band, performing its adaptation of “Any Little Girl, That’s A Nice Little Girl, Is The Right Little Girl For Me.” The song was written by Thomas J. Gray and Fred Fisher in 1910. Since then, it has been performed by a number of singers and has been featured in cartoons—including Max Fleisher’s Betty Boop in the early 1930s—and Charles Brabin’s 1933 film Stage Mother.
The video was shot, recorded, and edited by Cheston Van Huss of Effigy Media (with additional camera support by Emry Brisky). Mitchell Jackson engineered lighting. Travis Whitty produced the opening sequence. Public Domain is sponsored by Colectivo Coffee Roasters.