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.
- Miley Cyrus’ “Pablow the blowfish”, the best thing since…
… well, since R. Kelly’s “Trapped in the closet”
- Mis 25 canciones favoritas con kazoo / My top 25 kazoo songs
Con Nathan, Captain Kazooz, Temple City Kazoo Orchestra, Toy Dolls, Provizorka Jazz Band, The Savoy Orpheans, Beat Farmers, Dionne Warwick, Susan
- Donald for Dalai Lama, or Pope, or Caliph, or something
A Trump Taj Mahal Casino multitrack jukebox, to help make religion rather better than it has been, again.
- The Singing Organ-Grinder’s top 10 pig songs
Sincerity meets spam.
- Elegía definitiva a Grexorbitante / Definitive elegy to Grexorbitant
Lenny Kravitz, “It ain’t over till it’s over,” specially adapted for my good friend Mariano Rajoy.