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  • Well, that webpage was a bit of a surprise! I didn't have time to take a proper survey of the site, but I downloaded "Ginger's Moving Day" as a random sample. It's a pleasant tune. I especially liked the F# in measure B6.

    Yesterday was the day I finally found and played with the local session (until the bar demanded we stop because of the Super Bowl).

    When I find out how amenable they are to learning tunes, perhaps I shall introduce some of yours!

    February 9, 2010

  • Pretty much the same for me, with some lovely Mack Hoover heads to go on Generation bodies.

    February 8, 2010

  • Putting it all together, bandleader Kay Kyser (known as "the Ol' Professor of Swing") presided over the radio show "Kay Kyser's Kollege of Musical Knowledge" from 1938-49. He featured members of his band, among them the comedic cornetist Merwyn Bogue (aka Ish Kabibble). If MB is known for anything, it is for the novelty song "Three Little Fishies".

    Various disreputable urban dictionaries say that prior to Mr. Bogue's appropriation of the moniker it was used as a slang word meaning "No worries," or "Who cares?" "So you have no money? Well, ishkabibble". And that nowadays the word "ishkabibble" means irrelevent nonsense. "That's all Ishkabibble."

    In his autobiography, Merwyn Bogue said that he took his stage name from a song he used to sing on the radio show, "Isch Gabibble (I Should Worry)", words by Sam M Lewis, music by George W Meyer, dated 1913. Bogue said he changed the spelling to make it easier to say. And in 1914 Harry Hershfield began his cartoon strip "Abie the Agent", which featured the car salesman Abie Kabibble. Beyond that there is no Jewish or Yiddish connection, according to "World Wide Words". And I believe him. At that time there was a vogue for "Dutch" (meaning Deutsch) comedians, who malapropped their way through the English language for (allegedly) humorous effect.

    February 8, 2010

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  • Well, that webpage was a bit of a surprise! I didn't have time to take a proper survey of the site, but I downloaded "Ginger's Moving Day" as a random sample. It's a pleasant tune. I especially liked the F# in measure B6.

    Yesterday was the day I finally found and played with the local session (until the bar demanded we stop because of the Super Bowl).

    When I find out how amenable they are to learning tunes, perhaps I shall introduce some of yours!

    February 9, 2010

  • Some of my original tunes: http://call-a-tune.blogspot.com/
    Some lend themselves to whistle and flute; others would need to be transcribed into common keys. Forgive the shameless plug.

    February 8, 2010

  • Pretty much the same for me, with some lovely Mack Hoover heads to go on Generation bodies.

    February 8, 2010

  • My whistles: old brass Copeland, several Clarks, huge boquet of Generations.

    February 8, 2010