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Obit: Patti Page (1927-2013)

Cool Beans 02 Jan 13 - 03:41 PM
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Subject: Obit: Patti Page
From: Cool Beans
Date: 02 Jan 13 - 03:41 PM

"How Much is That Doggie in the Window," "Tennessee Waltz," "Old Cape Cod" and other pop hits.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Patti Page
From: bradfordian
Date: 02 Jan 13 - 03:47 PM

Patti Page Report


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Subject: RE: Obit: Patti Page
From: Mark Clark
Date: 02 Jan 13 - 04:52 PM

From bradfordian's linked article:
“She got her stage name working at radio station KTUL, which had a 15-minute program sponsored by Page Milk Co. The regular Patti Page singer left and was replaced by Fowler, who took the name with her on the road to stardom.”

I think her first gig at KTUL, while still a teenager, was with Al Clauser and his Oklahoma Outlaws. Clauser, an Illinois native, had been on the WHO Barn Dance in Des Moines, Iowa, even taking his band to Hollywood to appear in a Gene Autry film. He eventually moved to Tulsa, OK, where Clara Ann Fowler (later Patti Page) sang with Clauser's band.

Clauser is thought to have coined the term “western swing.”

RIP, Patti. Ya done good.

      - Mark


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Subject: RE: Obit: Patti Page
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Jan 13 - 05:58 PM

"The singing rage, Miss Patti Page..." If I remember correctly from so long ago...

Rest in Peace...Thanks for the great music...BR


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Subject: RE: Obit: Patti Page
From: catspaw49
Date: 02 Jan 13 - 06:29 PM

And she definitely was the singin' rage. She held a place right at the top for awhile. Thanks for the hits.


Spaw


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Subject: RE: Obit: Patti Page
From: Genie
Date: 02 Jan 13 - 08:22 PM

I still love her version of Tennessee Waltz.   


RIP, Patti.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Patti Page
From: gnu
Date: 02 Jan 13 - 08:31 PM

RIP and thanks.

What a voice!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Patti Page
From: Beer
Date: 02 Jan 13 - 08:42 PM

I always loved her singing.
Condolences to all her love ones.
Adrien


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Subject: RE: Obit: Patti Page
From: GUEST,Manuel
Date: 02 Jan 13 - 09:12 PM

Unforgettable she certainly is; yet, somehow, the only voice I can connect with Tennessee Waltz is that of the late great, Sam Cooke.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Patti Page
From: Janie
Date: 02 Jan 13 - 09:23 PM

Me too, Beer.

She is one of the earliest recording artists I remember listening to. Mom and Dad were big fans and often played her 78's and 45's.

Condolences to all who knew and loved her.


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Subject: RE: Obit: singer Patti Page (1927-2013)
From: Genie
Date: 02 Jan 13 - 09:34 PM

I guess 85 years is a nice long lifetime, but it's sad that Patti Page died just just 5 weeks away from being honored at the Grammy Awards with a Lifetime Achievement Award (from The Recording Academy).

Read more.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Patti Page (1927-2013)
From: gnu
Date: 02 Jan 13 - 10:10 PM

She will still be honoured and I am sure she knew of it. That's what matters at this point.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Patti Page (1927-2013)
From: JennieG
Date: 03 Jan 13 - 12:22 AM

That's another slice of my childhood gone.......you couldn't turn on the radio without hearing a Patti Page recording within five or ten minutes.

Cheers, Patti - thanks for the music!

JennieG


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Subject: RE: Obit: Patti Page (1927-2013)
From: Genie
Date: 03 Jan 13 - 02:34 AM

She did know about the planned tribute, Gnu. It still would have been nice if she'd been able to be there for it in person.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Patti Page (1927-2013)
From: fat B****rd
Date: 03 Jan 13 - 02:53 PM

I can't speak for the other UK Baby Boomers here but "How Much Is That Doggie In The Window" is Saturday mornings with Uncle Mac for me.
RIP Miss Page


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Subject: RE: Obit: Patti Page (1927-2013)
From: Art Thieme
Date: 03 Jan 13 - 03:08 PM

I have said here before that Patti and I were part of a quarttet with Rosemary Clooney and Elvis. We were known as "Presley, Page, Rosemary and Thieme."

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: Obit: Patti Page (1927-2013)
From: Art Thieme
Date: 03 Jan 13 - 03:10 PM

An early folk group.
Arrt


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Subject: RE: Obit: Patti Page (1927-2013)
From: The Sandman
Date: 03 Jan 13 - 03:22 PM

not wishing to detract from Patti Page, who did a very good doggy in d window, but.... "clauser is thought to have invented the term western swing" is in correct, to put it mildly.
Western swing, was round in the 1920s
Western swing


   

Western swing music is a subgenre of American country music that originated in the late 1920s in the West and South among the region's Western string bands.[1][2] It is dance music, often with an up-tempo beat,[3][4] which attracted huge crowds to dance halls and clubs in Texas, Oklahoma and California during the 1930s and 40s until a federal war-time nightclub tax in 1944 led to its decline.

The movement was an outgrowth of jazz,[5][6][7] and similarities with Gypsy jazz are often noted. The music is an amalgamation of rural, cowboy, polka, folk, Dixieland jazz and blues blended with swing;[8] and played by a hot string band often augmented with drums, saxophones, pianos and, notably, the steel guitar.[9] The electrically amplified stringed instruments, especially the steel guitar, give the music a distinctive sound.[10] Later incarnations have also included overtones of bebop.

Western swing differs in several ways from the music played by the nationally popular horn-driven big swing bands of the same era. In Western bands—even the fully orchestrated bands—vocals and other instruments followed the fiddle's lead. Additionally, although popular horn bands tended to arrange and score their music, most Western bands improvised freely, either by soloists or collectively.[11]

Prominent groups during the peak of Western swing's popularity included The Light Crust Doughboys, Bob Wills and The Texas Playboys, Milton Brown and His Musical Brownies, and Spade Cooley and His Orchestra. Contemporary groups include Asleep at the Wheel and The Hot Club of Cowtown.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Patti Page (1927-2013)
From: Mark Clark
Date: 04 Jan 13 - 01:52 PM

Well, I've got to hand it to you, Good Soldier Schweik. You've done an outstanding job of reminding me why I don't post here much anymore.

Of course Western Swing music has a long history but it wasn't called that. Just like bluegrass music wasn't called that until many years after its beginnings.

The term swing wasn't applied to any dance band music until after the Duke Ellington/Irving Mills hit, It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) was released in 1932. Dance bands playing what we might think of as Western Swing just called themselves western bands or western dance bands. The first use of the term Western Swing in a national periodical didn't occur until 1944.

Bob Wills, Spade Cooley, Al Clauser and many others were playing this music all through the 1930s and '40s. One source cites Spade Cooley's 1945 song book as the first to call big Western dance band music Western swing.

None of that proves that Clauser coined the term but neither does it disprove the claim. Nobody really cares who used the term first, it's just that when Clauser is mentioned, there is usually an additional comment saying he may have or is thought to have coined the term. In any case your quotes from Wikipedia do nothing to disprove the claim.

      - Mark


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Subject: RE: Obit: Patti Page (1927-2013)
From: The Sandman
Date: 04 Jan 13 - 07:33 PM

Having hailed from Kentucky (The "Blue Grass State"), Bill named his band Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys. After appearing on the Grand Ole Opry in 1939.
Bluegrass banjo was invented about 1945 by earl scruggs, who replaced Stringbean,String bean played frailing banjo, completely different from Earl Scruggs.
Earl and his style of banjo [bluegrass picking came to prominence in 1945 1946.
Mark, apart from being very rude,this statement . "Just like bluegrass music wasn't called that until many years after its beginnings." is factually incorrect.
and what has western swing got to do with a singer who sang Doggy IN THE WINDOW. I am sorry to hear of patti pages death , I enjoyed the eccentricity of doggy in the window, may she rest in peace


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Subject: RE: Obit: Patti Page (1927-2013)
From: gnu
Date: 04 Jan 13 - 07:48 PM

Art... I hope Patti has an internut connection up there. She'd be pround of her association with you and the group. Thanks for that.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Patti Page (1927-2013)
From: Mark Clark
Date: 07 Jan 13 - 09:53 AM

Soldier, If you won't read the bluegrass threads here, at least read a book.

      - Mark


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Subject: RE: Obit: Patti Page (1927-2013)
From: goatfell
Date: 10 Jan 13 - 09:20 AM

RIP Patti Page


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Subject: RE: Obit: Patti Page (1927-2013)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 10 Jan 13 - 11:39 AM

One of the last singers of the golden age of popular song. May she continue to waltz in the hereafter.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Patti Page (1927-2013)
From: RangerSteve
Date: 10 Jan 13 - 08:34 PM

BaHck in the 50's, my Mom listened to a "Hit Parade" radio station. For some reason, I only remember "Alleghaney Moon" by Ms. Page, although I heard all the other hits later on in my life. But Patti and many others are like confort food to me, and I'm glad she's a part of my childhood memories. Rest in Peace.


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