[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.

Dave RIchoux

On Oct 18, 2009, at 4:01 PM, Bill Haesler wrote:

> Dick Sleeman wrote:
>> Why don't you begin here:
>>   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IsNkbWcfHI
> 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).
>  http://www.mainely-jazz.com/rhsongs/songframes.html
> 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  
> 1920s-30s:
> "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,
> Bill.

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