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Old 12-09-2022, 11:02 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Old 12-09-2022, 11:08 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Old 12-09-2022, 11:11 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Old 12-14-2022, 05:23 AM   #34 (permalink)
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=567auA7bQlc


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXw-vcfxO5A
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Old 12-14-2022, 06:42 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Very nice, Melon

When I think of Groucho Marx, I am often reminded of this very funny song:



Marx is extremely nasal and so on, so I prefer this 1939 version by Rudy Valee.



The lyrics (which may vary depending on version) are always a treat:

Oh Lydia, oh, Lydia, say have you met Lydia
Oh, Lydia, the tattooed lady
She has eyes that folks adore so
And a torso even more so

Lydia, oh, Lydia, that encyclopedia
Oh, Lydia, the queen of them all
On her back is the Battle of Waterloo
Beside it the Wreck of the Hesperus too
And proudly above the waves
The Red, White and Blue
You can learn a lot from Lydia

La la la la la la
La la la la la la

She can give you a view of the world
In tattoo if you step up and tell her where
For a dime you can see Kankakee or Paree
Or Washington crossing the Delaware

La la la la la la
La la la la la la

Oh, Lydia, oh, Lydia, say have you met Lydia
Oh, Lydia, the tattooed lady
When her muscles start relaxin'
Up the hill comes Andrew Jackson

Lydia, oh, Lydia, that encyclopedia
Oh, Lydia, the champ of them all
For two bits she will do a Mazurka in Jazz
With a view of Niagara that no artist has
And on a clear day you can see Alcatraz
You can learn a lot from Lydia

La la la la la la
La la la la la la

Come along and see Buffalo Bill with his lasso
Just a little classic by Mendel Picasso
Here is Captain Spaulding exploring the Amazon
And Godiva, but with her pajamas on

La la la la la la
La la la la la la

Oh Lydia, oh, Lydia, say have you met Lydia
Oh, Lydia, the tattooed lady
When she stands, her laps go littler
When she sits, she sits on Hitler
Lydia, oh, Lydia, that encyclopedia
Oh, Lydia, the queen of them all

She once swept an Admiral clear off his feet
The ships on her hips made his heart skip a beat
And now the old boy's in command of the fleet
For he went and married Lydia
I said Lydia (he said Lydia)
I say Lydia (we said Lydia)
La la


I thought it would be off-topic, but was surprised to find it in Wikipedia's list of jazz standards, so I guess that's alright
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Old 12-15-2022, 03:53 AM   #36 (permalink)
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I heard he invited the band Queen to his house one day and singed that music for them. He has some great songs, don't know how many became jazz standards though.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29E6GbYdB1c

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Old 12-15-2022, 03:59 AM   #37 (permalink)
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Already posted Quoth the Raven from the movie Ghost Catchers, by also vaudevillian comedians Ole Olson and Chic Johnson, neither them nor the movie nor the musicians involved retained the popularity of the MB though, even Ella Mae Morse has been somewhat forgotten. It features several other tunes, including by singer Gloria Jean and Morton Downey.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2P5dCjHgjU

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Old 12-15-2022, 06:40 AM   #38 (permalink)
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Not to digress from the main topic here are two different versions of the same standard, also immortalized in a movie, I think. Heard a child's toy playing the melody today:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyYUMbhEfzo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGUyy348pC0
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Old 12-30-2022, 05:59 AM   #39 (permalink)
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Don't know why, the first always sounds like a precursor of acid jazz.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn8SYV2RdBY


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSkBIn_be6c
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