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Origins: Play It on the Big Bass Drum

GUEST,Marc S. Glasser 22 Mar 18 - 11:24 AM
GUEST,Marc S. Glasser 23 Mar 18 - 11:32 PM
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Subject: Origins: Play It on the Big Bass Drum
From: GUEST,Marc S. Glasser
Date: 22 Mar 18 - 11:24 AM

The late Oscar Brand recorded (at least twice) a song about skiers returning to town after a big weekend, with a host of injuries, but with enthusiasm undampened; he variously titled it "Back to Town" or "Play It on the Big Bass Drum" (the latter is the last line of the chorus). The version on his SNOW JOB album is surprisingly nicely arranged (compared to the sound of some of the BAWDY SONGS albums anyway).

I'm sure I once heard him say, either in concert or on the radio, that he borrowed the tune from an old French anthem, but if he mentioned the title of the original, I sure don't remember it. Does anyone have any clues as to what that original might be or where I might find it?

Keep on singing!


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Subject: RE: Origins: Play It on the Big Bass Drum
From: GUEST,Marc S. Glasser
Date: 23 Mar 18 - 11:32 PM

It occurred to me that I should supply a link to the song for reference. This is not the "nicely arranged" version I mentioned above, but it's the only one I could find that I could link to (as of March 23, 2018):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8H6pqzowaa8

Thanks to anyone who can offer information on the source of this song.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Play It on the Big Bass Drum
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Mar 18 - 10:04 AM

"This video is not available"


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Subject: RE: Origins: Play It on the Big Bass Drum
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Mar 18 - 07:05 PM

Odd; it comes up just fine for me on three different browsers.
Could regional or national issues be involved?
I'm in Brooklyn, USA (but not the cool part).


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Subject: RE: Origins: Play It on the Big Bass Drum
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 24 Mar 18 - 07:53 PM

It works fine for me.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

Close dow, all the way down.


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