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Wow - but Bessie Smith spills fire and fury in Hateful Blues on Columbia Record 14023D. Talk about hymns of hate - Bessie sure is a him-hater on this record. The way she tells what she is going to do with her "butcher" will make trifling fellows catch express trains going at 60 miles an hour. The music is full of hate too. You can almost see hate drip from the piano keys. Every note is a half-note. No quarter for anyone - Chicago defender ad, July 1924

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Offline Rivers

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Kazoo museum in upstate NY
« on: December 11, 2013, 08:29:36 PM »
http://www.edenkazoo.com/history.php

The site is kinda 'web 1986' and therefore generally in keeping with the whole kazoo ethos. Quote: "Believe it or not, kazoos are made the same way today as in 1916" :P

Another interesting factoid to trot out at your cocktail parties with the smart set: "The kazoo was invented by an American named Alabama Vest". I did not know that.

You can purchase a 24kt Gold Plated Classic Metal Kazoo for $18.99, seems like a good deal.
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Re: Kazoo museum in upstate NY
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2013, 04:06:24 AM »
Wow.  I have family just a couple of towns east in Holland, NY.  I'll have to get to the museum the next time I'm out there.

For those of you planning a museum tour of western New York State, don't forget the Jello Museum in Leroy.

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Re: Kazoo museum in upstate NY
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2013, 11:39:39 PM »
Jello museum? Did I read that correctly, or have I gone mad?
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Re: Kazoo museum in upstate NY
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2013, 03:52:06 AM »
Yes, the Jello Museum.  It traces the history of Jello from one man's attempt to develop a laxative tea.  His wife suggested adding gelatin to thicken it up and the result evolved into the dessert we all... uh... tolerate.  The museum also answers all those questions you've been asking yourself about Jello, like "If I stick electrodes into a bowl of Jello, would the resulting electromagnetic signature in any way resemble what I'd see if I did the same thing to a human brain?"

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Re: Kazoo museum in upstate NY
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2013, 09:09:40 PM »
"The kazoo was invented by an American named Alabama Vest".

Unfortunately, this is hogwash. It was invented by an American, but Alabama Vest is a figment of someone's imagination. It was actually invented by Warren Herbert Frost.

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