Sharp As A Tack

Eddie “Rochester” Anderson


In this recording from the 1942 film Tales of Manhattan, comedian, Eddie “Rochester Anderson” parades around performing his version of “Sharp As A Tack.”

As his best known character “Rochester” he played a valet on both, Jack Benny’s radio and television programs.

The lead female dancer is Katherine Dunham, an accomplished dancer and choreographer.

In addition the band includes Slim Gaillard, piano; and Slam Stewart, bass.

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