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Shangas
Posted on: Aug 7 2011, 08:02 AM


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Hi Greggy.

Yes it's called Frantic Freeway. Not one of Jones's best tracks, but Spike Jones is Spike Jones.
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Posted on: Aug 5 2011, 02:42 PM


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I'm familiar with that piece. I think I have it in my Spike Jones collection. Any way I can help?
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Posted on: Aug 5 2011, 02:41 PM


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The theremin has a very distinct sound.

I believe the instrument in the recording is most definitely a saw.
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Posted on: Jun 12 2011, 11:56 PM


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Exactly what I surmised, but searching online yielded no results...
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Posted on: Jun 12 2011, 08:12 AM


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A fellow on another website is asking about the name of this song and I told him I'd try and help. Does anyone here recognise it? I've never heard it before.

http://www.seamaster-speedmaster.com/misc/happy.mp3
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Posted on: Mar 26 2011, 12:34 PM


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A wonderful idea for a thread!

My own contributions...

"Upstairs Downstairs" (1971-1975)

- "Daisy Bell [A Bicycle Built for Two]" in an episode ca. 1904.
- "He'd Have to Get Under [Get out and Get Under to Fix His Automobile]" in an episode ca. 1913.


"Upstairs Downstairs" (2010--)

- "The Way You Look Tonight". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9ZGKALMMuc

"Jeeves & Wooster" (1990s).

- "Nagasaki" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_s9Mlv1WkEU...feature=related **
- "The Blue Room". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGsjLigkmU0 **
- "Anything Goes". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aeQ3DmKU7A
- "Puttin' on the Ritz". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VGItt9cCgc **
- "Nagasaki". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG7VJmlZCtc **
- "47 Ginger-Headed Sailors".
- "Minnie the Moocher". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwgS1ctxglw / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiuBE3rS4BY
- "Pinetop's Boogie-Woogie".
- "Oh By Jingo!" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnCNJD3-e7g **
- "I Lift Up My Finger and Say 'Tweet Tweet'" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5Kzoc7NBSU...feature=related **
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Posted on: Feb 8 2011, 07:43 AM


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Any way to get that recording for me?
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Posted on: Feb 8 2011, 12:41 AM


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Has anyone mentioned "By the Light of the Silv'ry Moon"?
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Posted on: Feb 8 2011, 12:34 AM


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Hey chaps, been a long time.

I've been watching the three new episodes of "Upstairs, Downstairs" that take place in 1936 and I have a question or two.

In one episode, the servants are downstairs on a stormy night, listening to the radio. Rose says "Ivy! You're missin' Palm Court Orchestra!"

I recognise the SONG ("The Way You Look Tonight"). But does anyone recognise the band or orchestra that performs that recording? You can watch the three episodes online. I believe the episode is the second one.
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Posted on: Jul 6 2010, 11:45 AM


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Thanks, Laughland!

This is actually a really catchy song...I'm loving listening to it!
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Posted on: Jul 5 2010, 01:08 AM


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A thousand thanks, Greggy!

I had already found the George Olsen one, but having the other one is even better!

Might I ask, what were the recording-dates for these pieces? I tried finding out, but wasn't able. I think the second one is 1928...
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Posted on: Jul 5 2010, 12:26 AM


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A friend of mine on another forum sent me a message asking for my help. He wants to know if I can supply him with a recording of the song "Doing the Racoon", which he says is from the 1920s.

Frankly, I have NEVER heard of that song and I know nothing about it.

What about you folks? If anyone here's heard about it, or even better, can give me a recording of it, speak up, please!!
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Posted on: Jun 6 2010, 11:30 AM


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Hi Michal,

That depends on your definition of "sound like". You want more big-band 30s music? Or more songs that are similar in melody to Sing Sing Sing?
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Posted on: May 28 2010, 11:39 AM


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We're off to see the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz,
Whatever there is, the Whiz there is, whatever there is there was,
We're off to see the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz...



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Posted on: May 14 2010, 07:27 AM


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Roll 4: "Give My Regards to Broadway"

Roll 7: "By the Light of the Silvery Moon"

Roll 14: "Tea for Two" (I think).

Sorry, I don't recognise any of the others.
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Posted on: Mar 15 2010, 10:22 PM


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I am getting enjoyment on an orgasmic level with this little darling.

I paid $60 for it. ED pens vary in price depending on quality, so I couldn't say how much it might cost in a shop, but I reckon this was a bargin.
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Posted on: Mar 15 2010, 08:36 AM


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Hi Greg,

After intensive soaking, wriggling, twisting and cleaning, the pen is back to working condition! I love hunting through flea-markets and stuff like that. I just do. I could literally spend a whole day at a flea market.

I asked a few friends who are more expert in vintage and antique pens than I, and they suggested a production-date of 1907-1912. Not quite as old as I thought, but still older than the other oldest pen that I have. It's a real beauty.
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Posted on: Mar 14 2010, 01:56 PM


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I am constantly amazed by the treasures that are to be found at my local flea-market. As some of you may know, I'm an avid collector of fountain pens. Today I picked up a truly unique writing instrument which is easily, now, the oldest fountain pen in my collection.

The pen was made by the Mabie Todd & Co Pen Company, originally based in New York City. This particular pen was manufactured in England, ca. 1880-1910, which makes it anywhere from five to thirty-five years older than my next oldest pen, which was made ca. 1915.

This pen is one of the earliest fountain pens it's ever been my pleasure to purchase. It's an eyedropper-filler made of black chased ebonite and it features a unique over-under feed on the pen-nib, a design feature found mainly on very very early fountain pens. Early fountain pens had such feeds to compensate for the irregularity of inkflow. I am currently in the process of restoring this pen to working condition, but it is proving to be a test, not only of my skills and dexterity, but also of my patience!

Whoever last used this pen filled the thing up with blue ink and then promptly either died, or forgot about it. The ink dried up and it jammed the entire inside of the pen, like glue. So I can't unscrew the pen to refill it with ink until I soak the pen thoroughly, dilute all the old ink, flush it out and then slowly unscrew and unstick the pen and pull it apart...a process that could take twenty four hours or that could take a week or more.

Here is a photo of the pen in question, which is now easily the oldest pen I'm ever likely to personally own:


Circa 1880-1910 Mabie Todd & Co "Swan" eyedropper-filler fountain pen. Made in England.

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Posted on: Mar 14 2010, 01:44 PM


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Wow!! She was some looker, huh? laugh.gif
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Posted on: Mar 1 2010, 01:59 AM


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That is exactly the song I was looking for. I'm listening to it right now. You're right, Jerry, the sound quality is excellent. Thanks again, Laughland. I searched every music site I knew, but I couldn't find it!!
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Posted on: Feb 28 2010, 10:16 PM


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Hi Laughland,

Thanks for helping me to find it! It's such a beautiful song...
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Posted on: Feb 28 2010, 02:25 PM


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Hi folks,

I don't mean to threadjack, but since this one already existed, I saw no reason to create ANOTHER thread about Jack Hylton.

I am trying to find Jack Hylton's recording of the song "Masquerade" (sp?), as was featured in the film "The Shining". Does anyone know where I can get a copy?
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Posted on: Feb 5 2010, 02:18 AM


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Nah, that's not it. Further research has led me to the conclusion that the song was never recorded, or if it was, only specially for the show...
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Posted on: Feb 4 2010, 11:38 AM


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Members of the Dismuke board,

I would like to know if anyone here has heard of a jazz song called "The Last Dance"? That's supposedly the name of a song that plays in an episode of one of my favourite kids' TV shows ("Are You Afraid of the Dark?" - 'The Tale of C7'). It sounds like a 30s & 40s swing big-band song, but I can't find any record of it.

Did such a song ever exist? Or...?
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Posted on: Jan 30 2010, 07:19 AM


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Thanks, Don!

I was worried that you would have forgotten about my post regarding Clara's Great Depression Cooking.

It really is a wonderful channel. And she's still in excellent health, from what I've seen. Her most recent episode shows us how to make pizza!!! laugh.gif She said it's her favourite food, but that her version was a lot simpler than what we know today. In the Depression, her parents couldn't afford to buy all the fancy pizza-toppings that we eat today, so she makes hers rather plain compared to what we're used to.

BUT IT STILL LOOKS DAMN GOOD!!! blink.gif
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