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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000142.txt from 2008/10

From: "Dan Leeson" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] The Boy Friend (musical)
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2008 22:06:19 -0400

I warn you that if you continue to come up with far more clever comments
than I am able to do -- viz a viz with Shep Fields etc. -- I will hire the
services of a witch or sorceress ( a little more expensive but they wear a
pointed hat, and that costs) who will show up at Providenza & Boekelheide,
Inc. and, in full view of all present, cast a spell that will make you
impotent for three years.

So don't mess with me by coming up with better stories about Shep Fields
than I used to be able to do.


Dan Leeson

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tim Roberts" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, October 27, 2008 3:26 PM
Subject: Re: [kl] The Boy Friend (musical)

> On Mon, 27 Oct 2008 10:40:39 -0700, "Dan Leeson"
> <> wrote:
>> I remember seeing the show, though I never played it. The music as best
>> as
>> I can recall it, is a lot ricky-ticky stuff, not very far displaced from
>> Shep Fields and His Rippling Rhythm.
>> I am pleased to have brought my substantial and magnificent musicological
>> talents so as to shed light on Shep Fields and His Rippling Rhythm, the
>> band
>> responsible for the cymbal smash (not crash -- that's something else).
> Well, your musicological contribution inspired me to look into this
> band, with whose name I was not familiar. In doing so, I have now
> learned that Sid Caesar was their saxophonist for a time, that Bob Hope
> was the announcer for their radio show ("The Rippling Rhythm Revue"),
> and that Shep Fields and His Rippling Rhythm was the band that premiered
> "Thanks for the Memory," now and forever associated with Bob Hope. I'm
> confident this information will win me many bar bets in the future --
> probably more than I will win from knowing why "Gran Partitta" is
> misspelled.
> Wikipedia even brings us this tidbit from the Washington Post:
> "Los Angeles <>, January 16,
> 1939 (United Press <>) Mrs.
> Myra Wallace, wife of a music publisher, learned tonight the $10,000
> banknote which she tossed to Shep Fields, orchestra leader, for
> playing one her favorite numbers might be legal -- not stage money
> as she had thought."
> --
> Tim Roberts,
> Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.
> ------------------------------------------------------------------


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