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The Teddy Bears Picnic

PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 9:30 pm
by Caballero
After browsing the well-stocked shop we have here, I noticed the 'Early Tzigane Recordings' from 18blah to 19something C.D. There is a version of 'The Teddy Bears Picnic' which appears on it. Any chance of Zoot whacking it up for a listen?
I'm intrigued. mildly. I wonder if it'll sound like a baby being hit with some cats or something weirder........okay, it's going to be shit isn't it?

:)

PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 9:26 pm
by Thrip
I've always thought it was rather a good tune... :D

PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 9:59 pm
by Caballero
I bet YOU could make it sound good.
:)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2006 9:16 am
by Zoot
It's quite cute actually, there are some cats being mangled in the beginning, though this gets mildly better later on.
No improvisation so I faded it out on the second rendition which is much of the same.

Enjoy

PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 2:26 am
by bpr9642
Dave Van Ronk recorded the definitive version. Check it out!

PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 8:44 am
by phil_g
Also Ian Ballamy (top sax player) made a really nice version on his CD the little radio

PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 10:09 am
by Rene
That violin ain't pretty. A friend of mine has always told me that humming the chorus is a guaranteed way to remove any other irritating tune that's lodged in your head. Try it, it works.

Problem is I now have a fantastic and very complicated arrangement of the Teddy Bear's Picnic sketched out in my brain.

PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 9:12 pm
by Caballero
Nay bad, there's a sub-groove thing happening underneath that had me tapping.
very touching...

touching cloth.