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Jazz Age Novelties, Obscurities and Outliers on the YouTube
December 21, 2006 9:35 AM   Subscribe

Here are some antique jazz novelties, obscurities and outliers:

Mae West with Duke Ellington - My Old Flame
The Hoosier Hotshots - She Broke My Heart In Three Places
Harry 'The Hipster' Gibson - Handsome Harry The Hipster
Spike Jones & His City Slickers - I Like To Sock Myself In The Face
Ina Ray Hutton and Her Melodears - Truckin'
Cliff Edwards - I Feel Pestamistic
Red Ingle - Nowhere
The King Cole Trio - I'm An Errand Boy for Rhythm
Jack Teagarden - The Sliphorn King of Polaroo
Reg Kehoe & His Marimba Queens - A Study In Brown
The Slim Gaillard Trio - Laguna Melody
posted by y2karl (33 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite

 
Some biographies:

Cliff Edwards aka "Ukulele Ike"

Hoosier Hot Shots

Greenpoint’s Mae West

Ina Ray Hutton and her Melodears
posted by y2karl at 9:35 AM on December 21, 2006


Here are some more songs:

Louis Armstrong - When It Is Sleepy Time Down South
Red McKenzie - I Ain't Got Nobody
Cliff Edwards - Japanese Sandman
Louis Armstrong - A Rhapsody in Black and Blue
Chick Webb & "Shorty" George Snowden - After Seben
Red Ingle & Cinderella G. Stump - Temptation ( Tim Tayshun )
Ina Ray Hutton and her Melodears - Doin' The Suzy Q
Spike Jones & His City Slickers with Mel Blanc - Clink! Clink! Another Drink
Harry 'The Hipster' Gibson - 4F Ferdinand
The Boswell Sisters -When It's Sleepy Time Down South
posted by y2karl at 9:36 AM on December 21, 2006


And, 'tis the season:

Spike Jones - All I Want For Christmas

And here for a present:

Louis Armstring - Dinah
posted by y2karl at 9:36 AM on December 21, 2006


Drat! I thought I caught those broken links--here's that

Red McKenzie - I Ain't Got Nobody

and here's

Ina Ray Hutton and her Melodears - Doin' The Suzy Q

cut and pasted the uncorrected version... grr
posted by y2karl at 9:42 AM on December 21, 2006


And it's Armstrong, of course, not Armstring...

Oh, my eyes....
posted by y2karl at 9:44 AM on December 21, 2006


Another post full of YouTubey musical splendidity? This has got to never stop.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 9:45 AM on December 21, 2006


Damn, today starlettes seem retarted when compared to Ina Ray !

On a tanget: horray for Y2karl !
posted by elpapacito at 9:50 AM on December 21, 2006


Seriously y2karl can you please just start your own blog?

*ducks*
posted by found missing at 9:55 AM on December 21, 2006


More Reg Kehoe please! Soon... I really need a fix.
posted by Area Control at 10:10 AM on December 21, 2006


I've never seen Harry the Hipster perform. I don't even know what to think even already.
posted by Astro Zombie at 10:10 AM on December 21, 2006


The only thing I don't like about these posts is that I can't watch the videos until I get home tonight.
posted by InfidelZombie at 10:13 AM on December 21, 2006


And that Reg Kehoe piece just reminds me further how much the word has gone from cool to suck. I actually used some of those marimba queens in one of my own mash-up videos, just for the added dose of woweeeee.
posted by Astro Zombie at 10:16 AM on December 21, 2006


I'm going to be doin' the Suzy Q all day!
posted by suki at 10:28 AM on December 21, 2006


It's like your very own Video blog, without the bandwidth fees.
posted by four panels at 10:31 AM on December 21, 2006


Great post as usual, y2karl. Ignore the idiots.
posted by languagehat at 10:45 AM on December 21, 2006


Agreed, great post. Thanks, y2karl.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 10:54 AM on December 21, 2006


Wowee, that Reg Kehoe clip just made my week! Thanks, as always!

"Even better than the Bad Brains." Heh.
posted by hydrophonic at 10:59 AM on December 21, 2006


Thanks again my good man. You are the one that I look forward to reading every time you post. The youtube links kind of get redundant I must say, but who else would link to such great stuff? And to all the naysayers, just remember, it's either this or IraqFilter. Be glad it's this.
posted by wheelieman at 11:01 AM on December 21, 2006


just remember, it's either this or IraqFilter

False dichotomy much? Or is that a threat?
posted by splice at 11:02 AM on December 21, 2006


Meta.
posted by Armitage Shanks at 11:03 AM on December 21, 2006


This post is pretty fantastic, I am with languagehat, ignore the dissenters.
posted by sourbrew at 11:03 AM on December 21, 2006


quick! someone get jonmc drunk!
posted by pyramid termite at 11:12 AM on December 21, 2006


If you think that's a false dichotomy, you haven't been paying attention.
posted by found missing at 11:12 AM on December 21, 2006


[take gyofb talk to METATALK please]
posted by jessamyn at 11:30 AM on December 21, 2006


Ouch! That ruler hurts!
posted by found missing at 11:49 AM on December 21, 2006


It's like your very own Video blog, without the bandwidth fees.

Presumably y2karl.blogspot.com (which would totally go into my RSS feeds the instant I became aware of it) wouldn't require y2karl to pay moneys.

Regardless of whether y2karl's posts are appropriate for Das Blau, I'm glad he makes them. If they go somewhere else, as long as I can read it, I'm happy.
posted by sparkletone at 12:24 PM on December 21, 2006


Delightful videos. Marvelous, generous post. I love the Mae West one. wow. Even though she looked so white, I always wondered if she were part black. The person posting the Cliff Edwards one at YouTube misspelled the song (although I rather like the misspelling, lol), it's I Feel Pessimistic, not Pestamistic. Oh wow, so Cliff Edwards' voice was that of Jiminy Cricket? neat.

Thanks y2karl.
posted by nickyskye at 12:34 PM on December 21, 2006


y2karl is most of the time the Best of the Web. Thanks yet again for great music!
posted by dw at 1:01 PM on December 21, 2006


This is interesting, not for the content, but rather to see how far Karl can push moderator patience before they ban him.

Go for it Karl, don't let the man keep you down. Post this stuff every day.

I don't even care if the links work, cause I can find music on my own.
posted by thirteen at 1:39 PM on December 21, 2006 [2 favorites]


Meta.

I was fooled! I thought that Y2K had trotted out his bizarre whine about Harrison Bergeron again, and then I'd be even more puzzled than I was the first time I read it.
posted by norm at 1:56 PM on December 21, 2006


False dichotomy much?

When did it become fashinable to refute people with (Fallacious reasoning 101 example) much? It's not clever enough to be considered snarky.
posted by Burhanistan at 6:56 PM on December 21, 2006


Oh wow, so Cliff Edwards' voice was that of Jiminy Cricket ?

Prior to making this post, I knew that but not much else besides that, other than that he made a career of recording songs like I’m A Bear In A Ladies’ Boudoir before he got picked up by Disney to sing When You Wish Upon A Star.

He had a beautiful voice and an utterly tragic end. I was really saddened to read about it.

I have friends who collect old soundies and such and have seen any number of Cliff Edwards clips at their parties. I hav eliked just about everything I've seen of him.

This post began with me looking up Edwards and then running across those Harry 'The Hipster' Gibson clips. Had there been film for Who Put The Benzedrine In Mrs. Murphy's Ovaltine ? or Get Hip To Shirley MacLaine, though, this would have been an all Harry Gibson affair. Cliff Edwards would have been another post.
posted by y2karl at 8:00 PM on December 21, 2006


I can't get enough of Henry The Hipster. Solid! Thanks for the links, y2karl.
posted by smashingstars at 8:40 PM on December 21, 2006


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