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GUEST,colwyn dane I'm not anti Irish.. honest (99* d) RE: I'm not anti Irish.. honest 03 Feb 01


Cole Porter 'borrowed' sounds, styles and techniques from different parts of the world.
For some of his better known songs he mixed an exotic musical-brew.

The 'foundation' was Eastern music (DEI).
The French taught him to lighten his writing.
The Africans gave the basic beat.
The Italians supplied the value of pure melody.
The English - a warning not to speed up a tune for the sake of jazz.

"There's nothing new in the world except the music you don't know."
---Myself (with thanks to Harry S. Truman)---

Just my 2percent and roughly on topic [OjO].


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