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Name This Tune

beeliner 14 Jan 10 - 08:41 PM
katlaughing 14 Jan 10 - 09:12 PM
Genie 15 Jan 10 - 01:14 AM
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Callie 15 Jan 10 - 01:20 AM
Genie 15 Jan 10 - 01:22 AM
Jim McLean 15 Jan 10 - 04:57 AM
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beeliner 15 Jan 10 - 07:49 AM
Jack Campin 15 Jan 10 - 08:06 AM
beeliner 15 Jan 10 - 08:34 AM
Jack Campin 15 Jan 10 - 01:31 PM
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Subject: Name This Tune
From: beeliner
Date: 14 Jan 10 - 08:41 PM

I shot this short clip a couple of years ago in Rotterdam, Holland.

Can anyone here identify the tune?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSmZiTxB4-Y


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Subject: RE: Name This Tune
From: katlaughing
Date: 14 Jan 10 - 09:12 PM

It sounds familiar. I'll bet someone here will know it. Thanks for posting it.


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Subject: RE: Name This Tune
From: Genie
Date: 15 Jan 10 - 01:14 AM

The tune sounds like a pop song from very recent years, which was sung by a female singer.
It's on the tip of my tongue but I can't quite pin it down.   I can just about hear and picture the young woman singing it on TV.

...

Oh! I know what it sounds like!   The instrumentation makes it sound very different but it reminds me of ">Suzanne Vega's "Tom's Diner"/
At least the beginning of your video sound like that tune.


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Subject: RE: Name This Tune
From: Genie
Date: 15 Jan 10 - 01:16 AM

Sorry. That tune has similarities but isn't the same.

Still, it's kind of on the tip of my tongue. I really think it's a fairly recent pop tune.


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Subject: RE: Name This Tune
From: Callie
Date: 15 Jan 10 - 01:20 AM

It sounds like the Swedish pop song "All That She Wants" - mostly in feel and the chord changes in the chorus. I don't think that's quite right though.


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Subject: RE: Name This Tune
From: Genie
Date: 15 Jan 10 - 01:22 AM

The first part of the tune sounds a lot like Dido's "Thank You" but the second part doesn't.


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Subject: RE: Name This Tune
From: Jim McLean
Date: 15 Jan 10 - 04:57 AM

I was struck by the similarity to "yes, my darling Daughter"

Yes, my darling daughter


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Subject: RE: Name This Tune
From: Jim McLean
Date: 15 Jan 10 - 04:59 AM

Sorry I posted the wrong tune! Try here: Darling Daughter


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Subject: RE: Name This Tune
From: beeliner
Date: 15 Jan 10 - 07:49 AM

Wow! I don't remember ever having heard "Tom's Diner" until just now, but the similarities are striking. I don't think that's what it's saupposed to be, though. Perhaps the author of TD had this tune in mind.

I don't know how popular these street organs are elsewhere. On Monday morning, when the store in Holland are closed (sort of an extension of the weekend), this one is wheeled through the streets of residential areas. There are always two or three guys with coin banks, shaking them in time with the music and collecting donations. You can see one of them in the video if you look closely.

When the stores are open, it's nearly always right outside Vroom & Dreeseman.

The tunes are on perforated wooden planks, held together Jacob's ladder style, and the title is printed on the first plank, which I wasn't able to see.


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Subject: RE: Name This Tune
From: Jack Campin
Date: 15 Jan 10 - 08:06 AM

It seems that the original of "Yes My Darling Daughter" is the Ukrainian or Ruthenian song "Minka", which is something of a chestnut for central/eastern European accordionists - I can't look at YouTube right now to hear that again, but maybe that was what the organ programmer had in mind?

We've had threads about "Yes My Darling Daughter" with a lot of info.


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Subject: RE: Name This Tune
From: beeliner
Date: 15 Jan 10 - 08:34 AM

Considering the geographical aspects, it might well be 'Minka", though I can't find a tune by that name online.

Come to think of it, "Tom's Diner" also sounds a lot like Steely Dan's "Do It Again".


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Subject: RE: Name This Tune
From: Jack Campin
Date: 15 Jan 10 - 01:31 PM

Minka is here:

Minka with historical information

I'm not sure your tune is directly derived from it - there are resemblances, but it may be a parallel evolution.

I came across it in Eastern Europe as the Csango (Moldavian Hungarian) "Pingvin" (penguin dance), which is a lot closer to "Yes My Darling Daughter" than this organ version is.


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Subject: RE: Name This Tune
From: beeliner
Date: 15 Jan 10 - 01:51 PM

Thank you for the 'Minka' link, LORDY that sounds familiar, I'm sure that, besides "Yes..." there was another pop song derived from it somewhere along the line, but it was a while ago and I can't put my finger on it right now.

In any case, definitely not the tune on the street organ.


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Subject: RE: Name This Tune
From: beeliner
Date: 15 Jan 10 - 02:13 PM

"...there was another pop song derived from it somewhere along the line..."

"Stop Stop Stop" by the Hollies.


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Subject: RE: Name This Tune
From: GUEST,Dan
Date: 19 Jan 10 - 03:31 AM

it sound like Puttin' on the Ritz by Taco


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Subject: RE: Name This Tune
From: open mike
Date: 19 Jan 10 - 04:36 AM

Blickie


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