[Dixielandjazz] little lost song........
rsr at ringwald.com
Thu Sep 18 15:43:25 PDT 2008
jere young writes:
> My wife's new favorite song is 'when the gang's all gone home . . . .
> When I googled the title, I learned from a thread entry by Bob Ringwald
> this may have several sets of lyrics but the share the same melody.
I don't believe that I said it may have several different lyrics. I do
believe that I said it has several different titles.
Besides "When The Gang's All Gone Home" it is also referred to as "The
Torch" and very rarely "The Kansas City Torch."
When I had my radio show in Los Angeles, I used Monty Ballou's Castle Jazz
Band version as part of my closing theme. It is really my favorite. It
starts out with a nickel going into a juke box.
I am sure that Turk Murphy also recorded it.
I am sure that both recordings can be easily purchased somewhere on the
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