[Dixielandjazz] Bill Bailey anad Nonsense
hvickery_80 at msn.com
Sun Aug 30 13:50:46 PDT 2009
Thanks, Steve. I thought I might be missing a subtle difference somewhere. I'm glad to hear I'm not.
I'll report back to the message board.
> From: barbonestreet at earthlink.net
> Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2009 14:54:07 -0400
> Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Bill Bailey anad Nonsense
> CC: dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com
> To: hvickery_80 at msn.com
> On Aug 30, 2009, at 2:34 PM, dixielandjazz-request at ml.islandnet.com
> > Hal Vickery <hvickery_80 at msn.com> aasks
> > Today on a message board, someone posted this link to a recording
> > from the late '20s by Carson Robison which (after you get past the
> > pseudo-hillbilly opening of the record is definitely OKOM...in fact
> > I think I detect Joe Venuti "four string" playing on it) is
> > definitely OKOM: http://www.box.net/shared/k8byfmhpm4
> > The song is titled Nonsense. I thought I recognized the changes as
> > "Tiger Rag" (fourth strain). Someone else suggested "Won't You Come
> > Home Bill Bailey."
> > With my horrible background in music theory and my tin ear for
> > picking up on changes, I guess my question is, are we hearing the
> > same thing? In other words, do all three tunes have the same
> > changes, or is the Robison recording one, the other, a combination
> > of both or both since the changes are identical (which I'm not sure
> > of)?
> Dear Hal:
> Yes, these are the same changes.. They are all the same sequence, and
> are shared by more than 50 tunes the last time I counted. <grin>
> The ones I remember are Amapola, Beer Barrel Polka, Under The Double
> Eagle, Walk Right Back, Bourbon Street Parade, Tiger Rag (Hold That
> Tiger strain), Just Because, Washington & Lee Swing, Over The Waves,
> Hindustan (except for bars 26 & 27 which use a flat 6 chord), Mexicali
> Rose, Moonlight & Roses, Nonsense.
> Many more out there. No doubt listmates can provide the rest.
> Steve Barbone
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