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 Post subject: 'Introducing' Turkey In De Straw?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:01 am 
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Just found an old Victor Record c.1910 with the title TURKEY SPECIALTY (Introducing "Turkey in de Straw") by Golden and Hughes. 1910?? I thought Turkey in de Straw was much older, like a pre-Civil War folk song, maybe even a lot older than that.

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 Post subject: Re: 'Introducing' Turkey In De Straw?
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I think it does Cliff....or at least versions of it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkey_in_the_Straw


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 Post subject: Re: 'Introducing' Turkey In De Straw?
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"Introducing" in this context means playing a musical number in the middle of something else.


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 Post subject: Re: 'Introducing' Turkey In De Straw?
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This tune was one of Billy Golden's specialties !

:D

I'm not sure how far back the title "Turkey in the Straw" goes, but this melody is also known as "Zip Coon" in both 19th century sheet music and early talking machine records.

:coffee:
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 Post subject: Re: 'Introducing' Turkey In De Straw?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:37 am 
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Billy Golden also recorded "Turkey in De Straw" on Berliner in 1896. I think I have two or three versions in the mold library.
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See the current status here = http://forum.talkingmachine.info/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=32545


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 Post subject: Re: 'Introducing' Turkey In De Straw?
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Billy Golden recorded this MANY times. He recorded this, and other of his "hits" on most labels and many different times. This was "re-recorded" as record sizes changed to fill longer recording times, some 7 inch (and other smaller size) sides were dubbed to larger disc sizes as time went by, and also likely re-recorded as masters and stampers wore out (as this was immensely popular). This was a side (in many different forms) in print from about 1895 up into the 1920`s.


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 Post subject: Re: 'Introducing' Turkey In De Straw?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:02 pm 
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estott wrote:
"Introducing" in this context means playing a musical number in the middle of something else.


This. Also, in vaudeville, a snippet of a tune or an entire other tune was often used to "introduce", or set up, for the main number of a sketch.


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 Post subject: Re: 'Introducing' Turkey In De Straw?
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Thanks everyone for the info. I love it when I can get smarter!

I discovered I also have the 1908 Victor Record version of Turkey In De Straw by Billy Golden.

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 Post subject: Re: 'Introducing' Turkey In De Straw?
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Cliff,

I have that 1908 Victor "Patents Label" record too... came with my 1909 L-door.

It is one of my favorite early records, for its exuberance, if no other reason... :)

Frank
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 Post subject: Re: 'Introducing' Turkey In De Straw?
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TITS was a commonly played old Appalachian fiddle style tune. That's how you can still hear it today, usually played on the fiddle.


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