[Dixielandjazz] keeping track on measures in a song

Mike Durham mikedurham_jazz at hotmail.com
Thu Feb 12 00:13:35 PST 2004

Dave, Cakewalkin' has a 40-bar (measure) chorus and a 16-bar verse. On an 
earlier thread, Steve Barbone, myself and other listmates tallied up a dozen 
or more tunes with 'unconventional' lengths, culminating in Begin The 
Beguine at 60 (or maybe more!) bars.... off to count sheep now, not 
measures, as its past midnight here in England. G'nite, everbody,


>From: david richoux <tubaman at batnet.com>
>To: Dixieland Jazz Mailing List <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
>Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] keeping track on measures in a song
>Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2004 14:59:27 -0800
>Cakewalkin' Babies from Home is another commonly played odd-ball tune. As I 
>recall counting measures one time there are 31 in the first part and I 
>forget what the 2nd part counted out was.  I think that is a pre-ragtime 
>tune so the 8 12 16 24 32 Hike! tradition was still not formed.
>Dave Richoux
>On Feb 11, 2004, at 1:18 PM, Craig Johnson wrote:
>>There IS one tune that you really need to count on though.
>>It's called "Funny Fumbles".
>>I can't remember who FIRST  recorded  it, but the New
>>Black Eagle Jazz Band did it some time ago. The chorus has
>>Not  12,16, 24 nor 32 bars - but 28! -- on purpose. You have
>>to "turn it around" while your brain is just dying to put in the
>>standard chord sequence for the expected 32 bars.
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