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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000143.txt from 2008/10

From: "Robert Reyes" <robert.reyes@-----.net>
Subj: Re: [kl] The Boy Friend (musical)
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2008 00:33:47 -0400

I ask for forgiveness for asking this, but why is Gran Partitta misspelled?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tim Roberts" <timr@-----.com>
To: <klarinet@-----.org>
Sent: Monday, October 27, 2008 2:26 PM
Subject: Re: [kl] The Boy Friend (musical)

> On Mon, 27 Oct 2008 10:40:39 -0700, "Dan Leeson"
> <dnleeson@-----.net> 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 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Angeles>, January 16,
> 1939 (United Press <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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, timr@-----.com
> Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.
>
>
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