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Victor Feldman: "The teacher said he couldn't teach me anymore. That was when I was seven." - Downbeat June 8, 1961.

Annie Ross: “I didn’t know until Ira Gitler told me that Dave [Lambert] recorded an album where he would scat and then leave the room for whoever was listening to the record to scat the next eight bars, a sort of ‘Scatting Minus One’.” Downbeat September 1999.

Today Monday January 22

Afternoon.

Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.

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Monday, May 20, 2013

Ukulele River Girl Song by Gordon F. Phillips.

Ukulele River Girl Song
Down by the river when the moon’s above
It sent me crazy and it got me love,
I’m crazy for my ukulele girl.

Down by the river all through the night
I’ll keep my girl if I play it right,
I’m crazy for my ukulele girl.

She’s so irresistible,
But now to go and top it all
She’s a girl who loves to play it cool
That’s my ukulele girl.

Down by the river as I play along
I love a girl with a sense of fun,
That’s my baby ukulele girl.

Down by the river is the place to be,
I hold her tight; she’s safe with me,
That’s my baby ukulele girl.

She’s so irresistible, etc.
Down by the river when the moon’s above, etc…
Down by the river all through the night, etc…

G. F. Phillips  



2 comments :

Anonymous said...

Gordon, Do you have a tune for this? It's just shouting out to be done as a swing, or a 1920's style jazz number.

Lance said...

Gordon has sent me a recording of him singing it but unfortunately I'm having itune problems (quite a painful condition!)

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