[Dixielandjazz] Who was Mabel?

Norrie Thomson jnt at blueyonder.co.uk
Sat Nov 29 00:49:32 PST 2003

I seem to remember that one of his catch phrases was, 'Give 'im the money,


Norrie Thomson
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Farrell" <stridepiano at tesco.net>
To: "Mike Durham" <mikedurham_jazz at hotmail.com>; "john p birchall"
<jpb at meister.u-net.com>; "DJML" <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Friday, November 28, 2003 4:27 PM
Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Who was Mabel?

> Mike Dunn offers a few suggestions as to the identity of Mabel, but I
> suspect that it was the lady who worked with Wilfred Pickles on his radio
> show "Have A Go". Near the end of each broadcast Wilfred awarded a  prize
> a winning quiz contestant and would ask, "What's on the table, Mabel?" -
> invariably it was something daft like a pair of kippers and a bag of
> (for the benefit of Yank listmates conkers = buckeyes).
> I believe that Violet Carson of Coronation Street fame was the pianist on
> the programme. Put that little snippet in your book Mr. Haesler.
> John Farrell
> http://homepages.tesco.net/~stridepiano/midifiles.htm
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mike Durham" <mikedurham_jazz at hotmail.com>
> To: <jpb at meister.u-net.com>; <Dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
> Sent: Friday, November 28, 2003 3:52 PM
> Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Who was Mabel?
> > On the other hand, there is a small town on the west coast of Scotland
> (near
> > Ayr) called Maybole. Legend has it that Ike Smith, a keen golfer, played
> > round (or possibly played around) there in 1912. So could this be the
> > origin? Not of course to be confused with Fussy Maybole, a tune Jelly
> > wrote about the place on his famous U.K tour of 1918...... he recorded
> > for Victor in 1930, but someone misread the recording card and it came
> > as Fussy Mabel on the label (or laybole, as the Scots pronounce it).
> >
> > Yours with tongue in cheek,
> >
> > Mike.
> >
> > ps for Mabologists, there are also tunes called Mabel (Django Reinhardt,
> > 1937) and Mabel, Open Your Door (Sam Manning's Cole Jazz Orchestra,
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