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 Post subject: SOLD: SING SING SING Album Set from 1937 $100
PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:38 pm 
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Here's a really nice copy of the iconic 1937 Victor album set "A Symposium of Swing", featuring the first 12" extended issue versions of Benny Goodman's "Sing Sing Sing (With A Swing) on 36205 A/B, Fats Waller with "Honeysuckle Rose/ Blue Turning Grey" on 36206, Tommy Dorsey with "Stop, Look, and Listen / Beale Street Blues" on 36207, rounding out with Bunny Berigan's great "I Can't Get Started" backed with "The Prisoner's Song" on 36208.

This particular set has 32605 with labels in the first edition gold print, while the other 3 discs have the 1943-46 label style, though all are original stamper pressings and not dubs.

Visually, the records are E- to E suffering mainly from sleeve scuffs and finger marks. If you have a disc cleaning system these can be improved dramatically.

All play great.

I've seen just the "Sing Sing Sing" disc alone on a later RCA Victor label go north of $200 on eBay recently, so I think this is a good price on this set. It's a spare copy so I figured I'd pass it on.

Asking $100 plus media mail shipping in USA. Overseas please inquire.

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 Post subject: Re: FOR SALE: SING SING SING Album Set from 1937 $100
PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:39 pm 
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If I thought I had any use for a third copy I'd buy this. Aside from "Sing, Sing, Sing", Bunny's "Prisoner's Song" is an underrated classic!


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 Post subject: Re: FOR SALE: SING SING SING Album Set from 1937 $100
PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:25 pm 
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bfinan11 wrote:
If I thought I had any use for a third copy I'd buy this. Aside from "Sing, Sing, Sing", Bunny's "Prisoner's Song" is an underrated classic!


Yes, it is! Super tight killer diller arrangement performed by a great- if underrated- band. I have the "regular" 10" version of the Berigan disc too... IMO the 12" version is way better.


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 Post subject: Re: FOR SALE: SING SING SING Album Set from 1937 $100
PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:29 pm 
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That 12" Bunny Berigan record of 'I Can't Get Started" was my introduction to vintage swing/big band recordings when I was around 11. I've owned it ever since. What an absolute masterpiece---and "The Prisoners song" is indeed underrated.

Steven


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 Post subject: Re: FOR SALE: SING SING SING Album Set from 1937 $100
PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:30 am 
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I looked up the lyrics to "I Can't Get Started" and saw that they were written by that genius song writer Ira Gershwin with music by Vernon Duke. I was surprised to learn that the lyrics differ somewhat from Bunny's version, and different websites give some different lyrics to the song. But you never hear anyone sing the third stanzas anyway, but interesting to read!

Version 1
I've been around the world in a plane
Settled revolutions in Spain
The North Pole I have charted
But can't get started with you
And at the golf course I'm under par
Metro-Goldwyn wants me to star
I've got a house and a show place
But can't get no place with you

You're so supreme
The lyrics I write of you
Dream, dream, day and night of you
Scheme just for the sight of you
Baby but what good does it do?
I've been consulted by Franklin D.
Robert Taylor has had me to tea
But now I'm broken-hearted
Can't get started with you

When first we met, how you elated me
Pet, you devastated me
Yet, now you've deflated me
'Till, you're my Waterloo
When J.P. Morgan bows I just nod
Green Pastures wanted me to play God
The Siamese Twins I've parted
Can't get started with you

Version 2
https://genius.com/Vernon-duke-i-cant-get-started-lyrics


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 Post subject: Re: FOR SALE: SING SING SING Album Set from 1937 $100
PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:17 am 
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For one thing, that's jazz - new lyrics for a standard weren't, and still aren't, unusual for jazz singers to write and perform, especially when there are more topical references, to bring the song up to date. Also, going from the theater to the concert hall, or record, often there's a change in lyrics too, if there's anything there that belongs more to the plot of the show than the song itself, or to add or subtract from the length to fit it on a 78 rpm side.

The original sheet music from the 1936 version even has a recitative that no version I've ever heard left in:
I'm a glum one, it's explainable
I've met someone unattainable
Life's a bore, the world is my oyster no more
All the papers where I led the news
With my capers now will spread the news
"Superman turns out to be a flash in the pan"

I've been around the world in a plane
I've settled revolutions in Spain
The North Pole I have charted
But I can't get started with you
Around the golf course, I'm under par
The Ziegfeld Follies, want me to star
I've got a house, a showplace
But I can't get noplace with you

You're so supreme, Lyrics I write of you
Scheme just for the sight of you
Dream both day and night of you
Oh, but what good does it do?

In nineteen-twenty-nine I sold short
In England I'm presented at court
But you've got me downhearted
'Cause I can't get started with you

I do a hundred yards in ten flat
The Prince of Wales has copied my hat
With queens I've à-la-carted
But I can't get started with you
The leading tailors follow my styles
Ipana Toothpaste pays for my smiles
With Astor-bilts I visit
But say, what is it with you?

When we first met, how you elated me
Pet, you devastated me
Yet, now you've deflated me
Till you're my Waterloo!

I've sold my kisses at a bazaar
After me they've named a cigar
But lately I've smarted,
I can't get started with you

You're so supreme, Lyrics I write of you
Scheme just for the sight of you
Dream both day and night of you
Oh, but what good does it do?

I've been consulted by Franklin D
Fanny Brice has asked me to tea
But I'm broken-hearted,
I can't get started with you


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 Post subject: Re: FOR SALE: SING SING SING Album Set from 1937 $100
PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:25 am 
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bfinan11 wrote:
The original sheet music from the 1935 version even has a recitative that no version I've ever heard left in:

Ella Fitzgerald recorded it with the verse


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 Post subject: Re: FOR SALE: SING SING SING Album Set from 1937 $100
PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:42 am 
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CarlosV wrote:
bfinan11 wrote:
The original sheet music from the 1935 version even has a recitative that no version I've ever heard left in:

Ella Fitzgerald recorded it with the verse

On 78? I was pretty sure I had most of the 78s with this song. But of course I'm also much more interested in instrumental jazz than vocal...


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 Post subject: Re: FOR SALE: SING SING SING Album Set from 1937 $100
PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:20 pm 
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bfinan11 wrote:
CarlosV wrote:
bfinan11 wrote:
The original sheet music from the 1935 version even has a recitative that no version I've ever heard left in:

Ella Fitzgerald recorded it with the verse

On 78? I was pretty sure I had most of the 78s with this song. But of course I'm also much more interested in instrumental jazz than vocal...


That's how I lean as well, with the nearly lone exception of Sinatra with Harry James or Tommy Dorsey.

BTW, if you want another hot Berigan side, try out "Frankie and Johnnie"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhbwkuOkT0U


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 Post subject: Re: FOR SALE: SING SING SING Album Set from 1937 $100
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:42 am 
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I always loved Bunny's version of Blue Moon:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CkxNW_vqYs


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