[Dixielandjazz] Eggs in basket

Rob McCallum rakmccallum at hotmail.com
Thu Dec 4 16:37:53 PST 2003

If I'm not mistaken, Berlin had a special piano built with a movable
keyboard so that, although he could only technically play in one key, he
could change the keys to hear what things sounded like in other keys (kind
of like a capo for the piano!).

All the best,
Rob McCallum

----- Original Message -----
From: <Adaywayne at aol.com>
To: <stridepiano at tesco.net>; <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2003 4:04 PM
Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Eggs in basket

> John, I read somewhere that Berln never learned to read music and could
> (not too well) in only one key...F#. He then employed others to write the
> actual scores. So if you want to play it just as Berlin did, play it in
F#. Yours
> may be the only version in that haunting key!!
> Arn
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> In a message dated 12/4/03 12:16:43 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> stridepiano at tesco.net writes:
> Does anyone know the correct key for Irving Berlin's "I'm Putting All My
> Eggs In One Basket"? I have a very rough tape of Don Lambert playing it
> which I would like to transcribe, his performance seems to oscillate
> somewhere around Eb and F. Dave Littlefield has a fake book with the tune
> C (thanks Sheik).
> Help !
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