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Thread #1995 Message #1026779
Posted By: RoyH (Burl)
30-Sep-03 - 05:42 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Down in the Cane Break? / ...Canebrake
Subject: RE: Down in the Cane Break
WE had this 78 at home when I was a boy, sung by the incomparable Frank Crumit. Being a wee lad it always puzzled me how the boat could 'lie low' and be 'high and dry' at the same time. Crumit's singing style sounds so easy, but just you try to sing along with him, matching his tone,phrasing,diction and his impeccable sense of rhythm, which probably came from his years as a dance band singer. I loved his stuff back then and I still do. It's good to see him remembered so fondly in Mudcat threads.