[Dixielandjazz] Sing Song Girl
David M Richoux
tubaman at tubatoast.com
Sun Oct 18 17:48:27 PDT 2009
A few years ago I did an "All Oriental" version of The Jazz Parade -
you can see the play list here:
(The special section ended with Rex Stewart's version of Nagasaki.)
It was interesting and not really repetitive.
On Oct 18, 2009, at 4:01 PM, Bill Haesler wrote:
> Dick Sleeman wrote:
>> Why don't you begin here:
> Dear Dick and others,
> Or the better known Ben Pollack version with vocal by Pollack and
> short solos from Eddie Miller, Benny Goodman and Jack Teagarden (21
> Jan 1931).
> For those interested, "Sing Song Girl" was composed in 1930 by James
> F Hanley (of "Indiana' and "Rose Of Washington Square" fame) with
> lyrics by Joseph McCarthy.
> It was not composed for a stage or film musical, notwithstanding
> Hanley's success in both fields, and would appear to be an addition
> to the 'oriental' song list so beloved by Tin Pan Alley in the
> "Limehouse Blues" Nagasaki", China Boy", "China Girl", "Chinatown,
> My Chinatown", "Eygyptian Ella", "Siam", "My Little Bimbo", "San",
> "Oh By Jingo"..........
> "Sing Song Girl (Little Yella Cinderella)" is the full title. Try
> naming a song that way today, with a verse and chorus using:
> "In a little Chi-nee joss-house way downtown, where pig tails reach
> the ground....
> My sing song girl, my little yella Cinderella...."
> Very kind regards,
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