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 Post subject: "Anything Goes" Paul Whiteman
PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:23 pm 
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What price range might I encounter in my search for "Anything Goes". I'm thinking of placing a wanted ad for one, but don't want to embarrass myself if the price is higher than I might have guessed. I'm not a card carrying record collector, so I'm not up on prices.

By the way, this is all Brandon's fault, for having posted a video of his copy, which now has bored itself into my head. And better still, my wife likes it too! She knew the words. Still not sure how she ever came across that in her life.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrWrKmvspGw


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 Post subject: Re: "Anything Goes" Paul Whiteman
PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:26 pm 
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"And better still, my wife likes it too! She knew the words. Still not sure how she ever came across that in her life."

Anything Goes is a Cole Porter song that has been remade and covered by numerous bands/artists since the original came out.

Original Cole Porter (my personal favorite):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wd1w5tn040g

In 1967 Harpers Bizarre had a popular version that was heard often on the radio.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QC8U8kqpnqw

XBox 360 song from the game Fallout 3:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEbYfzhYQo4

Frank Sinatra also had a recording of Anything Goes...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmq6r-mFNIY
"The phonograph† is not of any commercial value."
Thomas Alva Edison - Comment to his assistant, Samuel Insull.

"No one needs a Victrola XX, a Perfected Graphophone Type G, or whatever you call those noisy things."
My Wife


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 Post subject: Re: "Anything Goes" Paul Whiteman
PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:44 pm 
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Anything Goes
Cole Porter

Times have changed
And we've often rewound the clock
Since the Puritans got a shock
When they landed on Plymouth Rock.

If today
Any shock they should try to stem
'Stead of landing on Plymouth Rock,
Plymouth Rock would land on them.

In olden days, a glimpse of stocking
Was looked on as something shocking.
But now, God knows,
Anything goes.

Good authors too who once knew better words
Now only use four-letter words
Writing prose.
Anything goes.

If driving fast cars you like,
If low bars you like,
If old hymns you like,
If bare limbs you like,
If Mae West you like,
Or me undressed you like,
Why, nobody will oppose.

When ev'ry night the set that's smart is in-
Truding in nudist parties in
Studios.
Anything goes.

When Missus Ned McLean (God bless her)
Can get Russian reds to "yes" her,
Then I suppose
Anything goes.

When Rockefeller still can hoard en-
Ough money to let Max Gordon
Produce his shows,
Anything goes.

The world has gone mad today
And good's bad today,
And black's white today,
And day's night today,
And that gent today
You gave a cent today
Once had several chateaux.

When folks who still can ride in jitneys
Find out Vanderbilts and Whitneys
Lack baby clo'es,
Anything goes.

If Sam Goldwyn can with great conviction
Instruct Anna Sten in diction,
Then Anna shows
Anything goes.

When you hear that Lady Mendl standing up
Now turns a handspring landing up-
On her toes,
Anything goes.

Just think of those shocks you've got
And those knocks you've got
And those blues you've got
From that news you've got
And those pains you've got
(If any brains you've got)
From those little radios.

So Missus R., with all her trimmin's,
Can broadcast a bed from Simmons
'Cause Franklin knows
Anything goes.
"The phonograph† is not of any commercial value."
Thomas Alva Edison - Comment to his assistant, Samuel Insull.

"No one needs a Victrola XX, a Perfected Graphophone Type G, or whatever you call those noisy things."
My Wife


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 Post subject: Re: "Anything Goes" Paul Whiteman
PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:51 pm 
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I'd expect most people over 40 would at least know this as a standard, often shorn of extra verses.


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 Post subject: Re: "Anything Goes" Paul Whiteman
PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:11 am 
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I don’t think it’s super uncommon or anything. You should be able to find a copy here, on eBay, or at a show without breaking the bank. You’re welcome by the way, it’s one of my favorites and it really sounds awesome on the orthophonics!
Brandon


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 Post subject: Re: "Anything Goes" Paul Whiteman
PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:52 am 
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Agreed, nothing Whiteman is particularly uncommon except possibly the first release of "Rhapsody In Blue" or "Whiteman Stomp" or "Charleston".

It is a good tune. The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra did a nice version of it too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8T6O5MV_uGw


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 Post subject: Re: "Anything Goes" Paul Whiteman
PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:34 pm 
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Thanks all! I'll continue my search and cancel the home equity loan application.:)


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 Post subject: Re: "Anything Goes" Paul Whiteman
PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:48 pm 
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The first acoustical blue label Victor Whiteman / Gershwin Rhapsody In Blue I've not found to be very rare, though the electrical remake is far more common.


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