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As far as I've read, due to low budgets, EVERY Soundie had the music
recorded first and then the filming was lipsynched to the playback - it's
pretty obvious in a lot of them, as the singers often don't manage to match
up their lips to the recorded performance. 

Dave Weiner

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One thing I've always wondered is if many or most
> "Soundies" (jazz shorts) were recorded live-sound or "lip-sync'd" to a
> soundtrack.
>
> -- Tom Fine
>