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Thread #167532   Message #4043167
Posted By: GUEST,Jon Dudley
30-Mar-20 - 12:50 PM
Thread Name: Music Hall and the Copper repertoire?
Subject: RE: Music Hall and the Copper repertoire?
I'm not sure Vic...I think it was more Bob and his dad (his dad being influenced by whatever the young Bob was listening to). "You and your old 'Ben' Crosby" Jim would say whenever Bob sang 'Brother can you Spare a Dime' ...but it still found its way into Jim's first songbook! Bob was a big Mills Brothers, Boswell Sisters and Louis Armstrong fan amongst others. Under whose influence we know not, but Jim came home from Brighton one day with a clarinet, from which he could coax a few tunes...