Music Throwback Saturday: In the Mood

Under copyright laws, a tune that had not been written down and registered with the copyright office could be appropriated by any musician with a good ear.

Wingy-ManoneAll I wanted to do was post a link to a familiar version of In the Mood, then add one you might not have heard. But the facts got in the way:

“In the Mood” was an arrangement by Joe Garland based on a pre-existing melody… The main theme, featuring repeated arpeggios rhythmically displaced, previously appeared under the title of “Tar Paper Stomp” credited to jazz trumpeter and bandleader Wingy Manone Continue reading “Music Throwback Saturday: In the Mood”

Last dance music QUESTION

The intricacies of singing in chicken may require a substitute.

I have this Facebook friend, who not only is an actual terrestrial friend but who I see regularly. Anyway she sent around this list of disco songs from which she would like the music for her funeral.

Whereas I would like a nice dignified affair. But the last song ought to be done in chicken. Almost any tune can be done in chicken. Exhibit A: unfortunately, just a snippet of In The Mood by Henhouse Five Plus Too, which is the nom de cluck of singer Ray Stevens. I don’t know if I can overstate the significance this song has had on my life, ever since I heard it on some Warner Brothers Lost Leader Continue reading “Last dance music QUESTION”