Labor Day Parade March Composer: H. C. Verner Published By S. Brainard’s Sons Co. Chicago, 1896.
Proud-ly we march– on “La-bor Day,”
With hearts so true, to guide the way;
Steps light and free, our ban-ner’s dis-played,
On “La-bor Day Par-ade.”
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Background story of the 1894 Pullman Riots and aftermath
More Labor Day stuff here. . here
That’s some brutal stuff to play, and I like it. None of those players are reading sheet music and don’t need to stare at the keys. I never learned piano, but the ambidextriousity of it all amazes me.
on the 88s, and apparently the girl in the checkers is his daughter. Security Goon tried to stop the fun. ( Terry Miles .) Here’s another fun romp
, Will Bradley & Ray McKinley had some fun back then. At 01:15 is the WB/RMc logo on the bass drum. Not sure, but that might be a cameo by Freddie Slack at 02:36. Slim Gaillard
covered Bradley & McKinley’s “Beat Me Daddy Eight To The Bar” in Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen . Here’s a more recent vid. 1977
Some might dismiss it as geezer rock, but it’s actually pre-pre-geezer. The style dates to the 1890s.
Don’t touch that dial, stay tuned & have a great weekend, folks.
Nope. Not gonna touch those keys. No way.
[Found .] here
P.S. Not gonna touch
, either. this guy’s guitar
Nice amateur work: “Four years ago I set out to make a short film with my two boys and an iPhone. It’s done now. We hope you like it.”
is pretty cool, too [ The background story ]. via
Talent Night: Be patient with this one. The kid’s good, and I bet he’s a fan of
. PDQ Bach
How ’bout some Speedgrass?
Fast pickin’ by a band with a great name:
. They have to change their strings each time they play that one. Trampled By Turtles
Okay, so where do we go from here? Oh wait. I know.
How ’bout some British shopping mall piano boogie-woogie?
I don’t know who those two are, but they appear on several videos at the same location.
Have a great weekend, folks, see you back here in the wee hours. Or later.
, but close. [Found Sweded .] here
discovered that her piano was defective, descended into Hell, then came back smiling. She’s no prima donna. Brazillian concert pianist Eliane Rodrigues
ain’t no slouch either, and her keys melt. Let’s do one more. Doña Oxford
featured Sean “Bad” Apple, Dixie Street and Martin Grant with a nice cover of All Night Long Blues Band ‘s 1929 recording “ Hambone Willie Newbern .” [Harp player Martin Grant passed away in March of 2015.] Roll and Tumble Blues
Have a great weekend, folks. See y’all back here soon.
The origins of the
. Moon Walk
was a Sugar Chile Robinson . I wondered what happened to him and found this. Here he is in 2007 at the age of 69: 7 year old blues & boogie woogie piano prodigy
. Robinson is still performing
Let’s move on to something completely different.
I’d heard of neither
nor Ola Belle until today but both were and are awesome. Zane Campbell
Have a great weekend, folks. There’s more in the hopper.
Not sure where the bass and drums are hiding in that vid, but the hard rock banjo
. is pretty awesome
. I remember hanging with a crew like that, and they were fun as hell. We had dogs, but didn’t have a raccoon. Moccasin Creek
Gotta roll with this one. Drummer doesn’t quite have the soul to back up
, but it’s all good. Preacher Jack
Have a great weekend folks, and be thankful that there are always more leftovers.
‘s animated short “Bottle” won awards. Kirsten Lepore
played the classic song “ Sid Laverents ,” written in 1915 by pianist Nola (author of many player piano rolls). Laverents 1970 short film film Felix Arndt Multiple SIDosis is one of the few amateur films to have been selected for inclusion in the [h/t National Film Registry ]. wheels
(1891) is the oldest film in the NFR and runs about 10 seconds. Newark Athelete
Workman on lunch break plays boogie woogie at the Public Piano in
. Some think he was just a plant in a public works suit, but so what. It’s all entertainment. St Pancras Station, London
‘s vintage 1977 cover of Bradley & McKinley’s 1940 classic “ Commander Cody .” Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar was one of the backup singers. Nicolette Larson
Have a great weekend, folks. We’ll do you proud. Or not.
This is what you get when you Google
Keep the carburetor out of the dishwasher.
Ladies and Gentlemen, due to a shift in the space-time continuum,
. we’re going to monitor the situation
is kinda fun [ The Woolwich Foot Tunnel Anomaly ]. via
. Dog scales a 12′-10″ wall
. A Dr. Thomas Sowell Primer
, once president of the Conan O’Brien , allegedly spent a night in jail following a stunt he pulled as an undergraduate. That story (with other unrelated pranks) Harvard Lampoon . found here
and not hold up the concert. swap pianos
. I’d rename it “The Stupid Deadline Song.” This is my favorite piano etude
[Top image is a screen cap from
, found this .] here
, here and here .] here