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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 10:36 am
by Teddy Dupont
chap wrote: I did learn from the Dregni book that Bricktop was a red headed gal who was up for it known to many in the neighborhood. delightful!!!


A couple of photos of Bricktop aka Ada Smith:-

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 10:59 pm
by maca
I think Anniversary Song is so called because the first line of lyrics is something like " I remem - ber the night , when we met etc....

Re: My Sweet -- Louis Armstrong version

PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:59 am
by Djazznomad

Does anyone have the provenance of "Hungaria" handy?



I once played with a violinist, now deceased, of Django's generation who said that Hungaria was a tune called 'Angry'; 'Angry, you make me angry', and that Django was alleged to have said in his 'French' accent, "Let's play that tune 'Hungry' ", hence Hungary/Hungaria. Truth or myth? Je ne sais pas!

PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:22 pm
by chap
No idea if this is true, but I love that story. I may never hear that song again without thinking

Angry. . . you make me angry

PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:39 am
by Brett
maca wrote:I think Anniversary Song is so called because the first line of lyrics is something like " I remem - ber the night , when we met etc....

"Oh, how we danced on the night we were wed
We vowed our true love, though a word wasn't said
The world was in bloom, there were stars in the skies
Except for the few that were there in your eyes"

PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:06 pm
by maca
Thanks Brett!

PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:19 pm
by rimmm
Bricktop was a club owner who would often bounce unruley customers out of the place herself..And Vipers dream is about smoking weed. Thats all I can contribute :shock: