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Lyr Req: Voice of Portugal

GUEST,Debby Jo 20 Jan 05 - 03:01 AM
Joe Offer 20 Jan 05 - 04:03 AM
GUEST,MCP 20 Jan 05 - 04:51 AM
GUEST,MCP 20 Jan 05 - 04:55 AM
Jim Dixon 21 Jan 05 - 08:58 PM
GUEST,Debby Jo 26 Jan 05 - 01:58 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Voice of Portugal
From: GUEST,Debby Jo
Date: 20 Jan 05 - 03:01 AM

I'm looking for the Lyrics (Portuguese preferred) to the theme song from the Voice of Portugal radio show on KWBR out of Oakland, California in 1941. Kenny Hall plays it and i'd like to sing it with him.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Voice of Portugal
From: Joe Offer
Date: 20 Jan 05 - 04:03 AM

This could be an interesting mystery, Debby Jo. I'm wondering if Voice of Portugal was first a person, and maybe later a radio show. A google search (click) for "voice of portugal" brings up information about Amalia Rodrigues queen of Lisbon's tragic fado music. Rodrigues died in 1999 at the age of 79.
The search also brought up mention of the radio program and of Kenny Hall's song. I'm guessing all three may be interrelated.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Voice of Portugal
From: GUEST,MCP
Date: 20 Jan 05 - 04:51 AM

The song appeared in a Mel Bay publication: Kenny Hall's Music Book: Old-Time Music for Fiddle and/or Mandolin byVicki Mende Gray and Kenny Hall (Out of Print according to Thin Man Music and at least one other site I looked at, but you might be able to find a copy (The Thin Man Music site has a contents list for the book but it's not clear if the words are there or not).

Kenny Hall is listed as the composer there, and if you're intending to sing it with him perhaps he could give you the words himself (I'm assuming he's still alive - I can't see any reference to his death - though these days that's not always required to sing with someone). Or is this a surprise?

Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Voice of Portugal
From: GUEST,MCP
Date: 20 Jan 05 - 04:55 AM

Forgot to add: The stations call letters seem to have been KLS at the time of The Voice of Portugal show: THE HISTORY OF KLS/KWBR/KDIA, OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA

Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Voice of Portugal
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 21 Jan 05 - 08:58 PM

Here's an article called Where Did Kenny Hall Learn All Those Tunes? from The Old-Time Herald. It says he was 76 years old when the article was published in 2000.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Voice of Portugal
From: GUEST,Debby Jo
Date: 26 Jan 05 - 01:58 AM

Thanks for your ideas. I am still checking out this Portuguese cultural website and singer connection. Kenny Hall and friends play at the Santa Fe Basque Restaurant in Fresno CA every Wednesday night, 5:30-7:30. He taught us the tune, but he doesn't know the words, probably because he doesnt speak Portuguese. Heck, with 1100 or so tunes you can't expect him to know the words to all of them!


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