The Old Codger: playing 78 RPM records like they're going out of style!
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|Helen Kane||That's My Weakness Now|
|Willie "The Lion" Smith and His Cubs||Honeymoonin' on a Dime|
|Art Gentry and His Orchestra||Three Little Fishes|
|The Happiness Boys||A Gay Caballero|
|Sophie Tucker||It's Human Nature to Complain|
|"Tennessee" Ernie Ford||Philadelphia Lawyer|
|The Brox Sisters||I'm Lonely Without You|
|Cab Calloway and His Orchestra||Papa's in Bed With His Britches On|
|Tex Williams||With Men Who Know Tobacco Best, It's Women Two to One|
|Alma Gluck||Lo, Here the Gentle Lark|
|Geeshie Wiley||Skinny Legs Blues|
|Boyd Raeburn and His Orchestra||Boyd Meets Stravinsky|
|Butterbeans and Susie||If You Can't Bring It, You've Got to Send It|
Tue. 11/13/07 7:06pm
yay! old codger rules!!!
Tue. 11/13/07 7:10pm
All this talk about NEW AGE music. It's about time we had some OLD AGE music. Codge may be crazy but he ain't no goddamn fool.
Tue. 11/13/07 7:56pm
Boyd just burned my barn.
Sat. 11/17/07 6:37am
did Mac get his dollar trolly deposit back?
about time you had your own show
Fri. 11/23/07 11:57am
Helen Kane sounds an awful lot like Mae Questel, the voice of Betty Boop and Olive Oyl.
Fri. 11/23/07 3:45pm
Albert Cheswick Hardley:
"The ravishing of the maiden Ophelia"
We once had a lodger, and he was so old
That he was a Codger, or so I am told.
My grandfather Roger to Codger he sold
A rusty old saw and a sack of fool's gold.
When my sister Ophelia the Codger she saw
She pounced on the see-saw, for such was the law.
The law says a see-saw will save from the claw
Of a Codger a maiden who fears ma and pa.
For her bles-sed old ma knows a Codger will dodge
Her entreaties to save her from losing her bra
And its contents. "Ophelia," croaked Codger, come, draw
Near my nonsense. I feel ya, Come soak in my spa."
(ancient folk song collected by E. C. Grobb, Professor of Folklore, Indiana Univ., as sung by Homer Hooch, a rudabaga farmer in Skunksplatt Hollow, W, Va., Jan. 13, 1959. Used by permission.)
N.B. May I suggest singing to the melody of Erin-go-bragh.
Tue. 12/4/07 8:31pm
The more I listen to WFMU (and I'm in New Orleans!) the more I WANT to listen. First MAC, now the Old Codger. Can there be more?? Hmm. New Jersey. Home of broadcasting and 78edness. What's not to like?
Tue. 12/4/07 8:46pm
By the way, Adam, Helen Kane sounding like Mae Questral resulted in a lawsuit by Kane saying that Questral's voice of Betty Boop was a theft of her singing persona. She lost the suit and never achieved her prior level of success.
Sat. 11/12/11 4:36pm
It was Mae Questal who sounded like Helen Kane, not the other way around. Helen was the original. The Fleischers deliberately modeled Betty Boop after her, as well as Clara Bow. As Patrick says, Helen sued them but she lost. A real travesty.
Fri. 5/18/12 2:44pm
Mae Questel won a Helen Kane look and soundalike contest and was given a contract. Max Fleischer saw Mae's routine and hired her as the voice of Betty Boop. Betty Boop first appeared in Dizzy Dishes as a French Poodle caricature of Helen Kane.
Helen Kane had many impersonators, Mae was one of them. Clara Bow had nothing to do with the first part of Betty's creation in Dizzy Dishes, due to the fact that Betty was a complete caricature of Kane. Dizzy Dishes was a cartoon about Out of work Actors, Kane had not long been dropped by Paramount, so it was a reference to her, but people loved the cartoon character so they continued onwards with her.
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