Nowadays Irwin Chusid would have Thelma Toole on a multi-million naivetract:
Her 3:25 is obviously the source of Duke Ellington’s hook for Take the A-Train:
Can you spot the references in her New Orleans song?
Her lilt and cadence echo Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe’s commentaries in the Library of Congress recordings:
I don’t think I’ve ever heard a southern American Anglophone use a diphthong in “Orleans”, but I don’t get around much anymore.
I once took a delegation from one of the Mardi Gras crews to inspect various European processional customs. However, it was all a bit stuffed-suit corporate – Thelma was the kind of person I was dying to meet. Very belated thanks to Louis Alvarez and Andrew Kolker for capturing her in time – she died shortly after this 1983 recording.
- Irregular rhythmic irregularity in southern German music
How to write pastiche inconsistent non-isochronous subdivision for mechanical organ. With metrical analysis of the notes inégales in a bit of the Furtwängler recording of Mozart’s Gran Partita.
- Mechanical musical instrument invented for the 1851 London Great Exhibition by Henry Mayhew
He also coined “flaxen Saxon.” With other absurdities.
- Your street organ repertoire proposals
Collected via the form. I’ve done basic arrangements of around 50 for the configuration that will be available to me and I’ll brush them up when I get hold of the instrument and can try things out. I’ll probably also post a few samples here in the interim. I’m not on Facebook any longer (yep, …
- Lo vostre cul, solucionado
La respuesta a esta pregunta es sencilla: el editor omitió los sonidos de cagar de la versión impresa, y el “trobo divertit sens pecar de la merda y del cagar” debe haber sido un poema de seis quintetos, con esquema de rima ABABA (?) y bastante parecido al rondó redoublé francés de dos / tres siglos …
- The titties of María Guevara
And other childish Venezuelan nature songs.