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Mercer Ellington has stated that Juan Tizol conceived the melody to "Caravan" in 1936 as a result of his days studying music in Puerto Rico, where they couldn't afford much sheet music so the teacher would turn the music upside down after they had learned to play it right-side up. This "inversion" technique led to a modal sound throughout Tizol's work - wikipedia entry for "modal jazz"

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Offline Pan

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Re: Buck Dance/Buckdancer's Choice
« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2009, 12:12:15 PM »
It's probably the filthiest thing John Hurt ever sang on record:

My little girl, she bust her drawers [3x]
I'm scared, the goodies comin' from Santa Claus.

Oops, sorry I asked!  :P

And thank you, Chris  :D

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Re: Buck Dance/Buckdancer's Choice
« Reply #16 on: October 31, 2009, 01:23:30 PM »
My reworking of two related Davis tunes transmogrified into:
Rabid Rodent Ramble

http://soundclick.com/share?songid=6178541
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Re: Buck Dance/Buckdancer's Choice
« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2009, 08:00:52 AM »
Excellent. You can actually hear the rodents.

I always want to do this but my fingers end up looking at me like I'm nuts.
« Last Edit: November 01, 2009, 08:31:51 AM by uncle bud »

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Re: Buck Dance/Buckdancer's Choice
« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2009, 03:36:42 PM »
Tenks UB.
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Offline Blue in VT

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Re: Buck Dance/Buckdancer's Choice
« Reply #19 on: November 02, 2009, 12:22:09 PM »
It's probably the filthiest thing John Hurt ever sang on record:

My little girl, she bust her drawers [3x]
I'm scared, the goodies comin' from Santa Claus.

Oops, sorry I asked!  :P

And thank you, Chris  :D

This is s agreat topic and I hate to digress...but this is one of a couple of instances of the Santa (santy) claus being mentioned in country blues....also see Mance's Cherry Ball blues...I assume this is a reference to underwear but would love to hear what others think.

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Blue
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Re: Buck Dance/Buckdancer's Choice
« Reply #20 on: November 02, 2009, 12:34:35 PM »
This is s agreat topic and I hate to digress...but this is one of a couple of instances of the Santa (santy) claus being mentioned in country blues.
FWIW, the first chapter of Paul Oliver's 1968 book Screening The Blues is entitled "That Santy Claus Crave" and examines its meaning/usage in blues.

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Re: Buck Dance/Buckdancer's Choice
« Reply #21 on: November 02, 2009, 02:09:47 PM »

This is s agreat topic and I hate to digress...but this is one of a couple of instances of the Santa (santy) claus being mentioned in country blues....also see Mance's Cherry Ball blues...I assume this is a reference to underwear but would love to hear what others think.


I believe it refers to what's inside the underwear rather than the underwear itself (and probably derives from a resemblance to Santa's beard, but maybe I just have a dirty mind) -- I haven't read Screening the Blues, so maybe Bunker Hill could elaborate...
Chris

Offline Blue in VT

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Re: Buck Dance/Buckdancer's Choice
« Reply #22 on: November 02, 2009, 02:56:53 PM »
 :o :o :o :o

Oh I see....I guess that make sense too...hahaha...

Thanks for the reference...I'll see if I can inter-library loan it.

Blue
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Offline Pan

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Re: Buck Dance/Buckdancer's Choice
« Reply #23 on: November 02, 2009, 04:20:20 PM »
Well that's a fine way to start the season!  :-X And all because of me!  :'(

BTW I agree with UB, great playing there again, Mr. O'Muck


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Re: Buck Dance/Buckdancer's Choice
« Reply #24 on: July 22, 2010, 04:24:46 AM »
-The Buck and Wing was adapted to the Minstrel stage from the recreational clogs and shuffles of the African-American.
Yeah I always was under the impression it's carried over direct from Minstrelsy pre-dating Spanish Fandango, resemblence to the latter tune or parlor movement would be incidental. Lipscomb does my favorite version.
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