The Geechie Call Again.

The Geechie Call Again.

Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

June 4th, 2012, 1:26 pm #1


The song <em>Organ Grinder's Swing </em>was composed by Will Hudson with lyrics by the great Mitchell Parrish and music impresario Irving Mills.



It is based on the children's song <em>I Love Coffee, I Love Tea.</em>

The tune was recorded several times in 1936, in the US, England, Germany and France by the Hudson/De Lange orchestra, Joe Haymes, Tempo King, Hal Kemp, Frank Froeba (Rob, with Bunny Berigan), Benny Goodman, Ambrose (with Danny Polo). The definitive vocal version is by Ella Fitzgerald.

Listen to Jimmy Lunceford's version (played last night in Rich Conaty's Big Broadcast). The "Geechie Call" comes in at 1:59.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRh-ZCXTHY4

I listened to a few other versions, but did not find the Geechie Call in them.

Albert
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

June 7th, 2012, 5:50 pm #2


If you listen to the latest Riverwalk jazz program, you will find, as the coda to their version of <em>Snag It</em>, the Geechie Call. Go to

http://www.riverwalkjazz.org/jazznotes-blog/

The Geechie call comes in at 9:48.

Albert
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Glenda Childress1
Glenda Childress1

June 9th, 2012, 3:53 pm #3

Thank you for the heads up on this Riverwalk Jazz program. This one was great. Andy Stein and Dick Hyman (at last year's Bix Fest) were featured.
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