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Tin Gee Gee vocal recording

GUEST,Sue 21 Jun 13 - 08:37 AM
doc.tom 21 Jun 13 - 12:36 PM
GUEST 21 Jun 13 - 06:07 PM
Billy Weeks 22 Jun 13 - 05:02 AM
doc.tom 22 Jun 13 - 05:11 AM
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Mick Pearce (MCP) 22 Jun 13 - 10:21 AM
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GUEST,Peter Cripps 27 Sep 17 - 04:19 PM
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GUEST,guest.John Reed 07 Oct 17 - 04:21 PM
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Subject: Tin Gee Gee vocal recording
From: GUEST,Sue
Date: 21 Jun 13 - 08:37 AM

I am trying to find a vocal recording of Tin Gee Gee also known as the Lowther Arcade, but cannot find it available either to buy or online. Have only found an instrumental one! Any suggestions??


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Subject: RE: Tin Gee Gee vocal recording
From: doc.tom
Date: 21 Jun 13 - 12:36 PM

George Withers on his CD The Land Remains. Recorded by Bob Axford at Frequency Studios, Somerton, Somerset. 2004.


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Subject: RE: Tin Gee Gee vocal recording
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Jun 13 - 06:07 PM

Wow thank you, how do you know that? I haven't been able to find any references. Can you suggest where to look to find this recording, i know nothing!


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Subject: RE: Tin Gee Gee vocal recording
From: Billy Weeks
Date: 22 Jun 13 - 05:02 AM

The song is by Fred Cape and it was first sung by Mel B Spurr, published in 1901. Not of much immediate help, Sue, but may be useful if you want to find the sheet music. This was a favourite of my father's, who must have heard it about the time it was first sung. I say 'heard' because he had obviously never seen it in print. The line 'I am a colonel in a little cocked hat' he sang as 'I knock a colonel into a contact' , which shows how easily songs can change (even into something meaningless!) in oral transmission.


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Subject: RE: Tin Gee Gee vocal recording
From: doc.tom
Date: 22 Jun 13 - 05:11 AM

Sue. PM me.
Tom


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Subject: RE: Tin Gee Gee vocal recording
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Jun 13 - 07:58 AM

Thank you Billy Weeks. Yes I remember my Grandma singing it to us. She was a great fan of music hall songs, and sang loads of them but I particularly remember this one! there seem to be some original recordings around of other music hall songs, but none of this one. Would be great to get a copy of the George Withers one as above at least. There don't seem to be any of the originals for Tin Gee Gee, mind you I don't know how they got recordings of any of them?? The poster says that Fanny Wentworth sung it, and she sounds an interesting character too!


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Subject: RE: Tin Gee Gee vocal recording
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Jun 13 - 08:15 AM

Thanks Tom, am just trying to join in order to pm you!


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Subject: RE: Tin Gee Gee vocal recording
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 22 Jun 13 - 10:21 AM

Sheet music can be found here: The Tin Gee Gee or you can get a pdf of it here: Tin Gee Gee (pdf). (there are other locations for the sheet music too).

There are several instrumental recordings, but I haven't found a vocal version yet and I have to go out now. The original recording was on Victor: Victor discog - Tin Gee Gee. I did find a recording of ?Pretty Little Polly on a Tin Gee Gee? but I don't think that's the same song.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Tin Gee Gee vocal recording
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Sep 17 - 12:34 PM

I have sung it many times in Cabaret for Southampton Operatic Society -and have just sung it with Trinity Music Society in Chelmsford, last week.

The Chelmsford version might have been recorded, I'm not sure. One of the Southampton versions will be on a DVD of our cabaret after our performance of HMS Pinafore at the International G&S Festival in Buxton in 2001. You won't be able to get that version as the cabarets were not released to the public on the videos/DVDs that they sold. I'm not sure if I can get it copied - but if you email me we can discuss. My email is david.rayner@birkettlong.co.uk .

david


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Subject: RE: Tin Gee Gee vocal recording
From: GUEST,Peter Cripps
Date: 27 Sep 17 - 04:19 PM

Thanks Mudcat! I have known the tune for many, many years ( I think it is also known as the seven beat polka for reasons unknown) I never realised it was a music hall type song! ( and had words!)


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Subject: RE: Tin Gee Gee vocal recording
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Oct 17 - 04:15 PM

I have a Victor 78 rpm of the Tin Gee Gee sung by Henry Price. The last patent date on the label was 1908. I believe that's about when it was given to my mother when she was a child. We used to play it all the time on my grandfather's Victrola in the 1940's. We used a cactus needle to prevent damage but it's scratchy and obviously much used so you need to have the lyrics to make out all the words. I would love to donate the record to any organization that would like it. And a friend made a CD recording of it that I think I can make into a file that I'd be happy to send to anyone interested.


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Subject: RE: Tin Gee Gee vocal recording
From: GUEST,guest.John Reed
Date: 07 Oct 17 - 04:21 PM

Contact info re 78rpm recording of Tin Gee Gee or 1908+- audio file.
packrat@verizon.net


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Subject: RE: Tin Gee Gee vocal recording
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 08 Oct 17 - 05:20 PM

Sheet music, at least 2 lots on EBay currently.


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