I know we’ve run these before but I like ’em:
I’m searching for a word here – is it ‘zany’, ‘syncopated’, ‘happy’, ‘quirky’? What’s the best way to describe this bizarre ‘music’?
Ray Starita leads his Piccadilly Revels Band, with brother Rudy on drums, through George Gershwin’s Nashville Nightingale (1927): That same year his brother Al had led his Kit-cat band through My Regular Gal.
Don’t want you getting the idea now that your humble blogger is cheerful in the rain – that’s altogether too Hemmingway – but there can be a certain cheerfulness, shall we say, to melancholy.
https://hardscrabblefarmer.com/ Such memories, I used to listen to the Marconi Experiment on WMMR in my misspent youth, a great station and show it was, too https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WMMR