[Dixielandjazz] That Mysterious Ray Ellington Tune

Hans en Corrie Koert koerthchkz at zeelandnet.nl
Thu Nov 29 10:21:37 PST 2007

Enjoy this Ray Ellington contribution:

Keep swinging

Hans Koert

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[mailto:dixielandjazz-bounces at ml.islandnet.com] Namens Dick Baker
Verzonden: donderdag 29 november 2007 1:11
Aan: Hans Koert
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Onderwerp: [Dixielandjazz] That Mysterious Ray Ellington Tune

To my request for a tune ID, John D responded:

>It sounds familiar but perhaps only because I have heard it in one of 
>BBC radio's "Goon Show" programmes from the 1950/60s. Is this where 
>your recording came from ? If so do you know the name given to the 
>actual show ....... each show had its own and often silly title e.g. 
>The Dreaded Batter Pudding Hurler of Bexhill on Sea. I have around 120 
>of these Goon Shows on MiniDisc so it will take time to listen to the 
>Ray Ellington feature in each of these shows. Even then, there might be 
>a problem of ID'ing that particular tune as most of Ellington's
contributions were not announced.
>In additon to Ray Ellington (ldr, dms,voc) the other musicians were 
>usually Laurie Deniz (g), Coleridge Goode (sb) and Dick Katz (p). There 
>is a bio of him at: http://www.goon.org/usgoons/ellington.htm

It is indeed from a Goon Show, one called "The Kippered Herring Gang" (#5 of
the Vintage Goons series).

And I do indeed know about goon.org:  I'm the proprietor.

      Dick Baker
  djml at dickbaker.org

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