A Foggy Day In London Town?

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A Foggy Day In London Town?

Postby polkat » Thu May 13, 2010 7:19 am

Where can I find a downloadable basic lead sheet for this tune? Also, I've heard this in several keys. What was the original key? Thanks!
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Postby stublag » Fri May 14, 2010 12:22 pm

Try here--can't vouch for the accuracy but looks ok

http://www.ralphpatt.com/Song.html#f

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Postby Caballero » Fri May 14, 2010 2:17 pm

:D A bit off kilter here, but that reminds me of a scenario at the L'esprit Festival in 2003. I was at the bar with Zoot getting cained with Tchavolo Schmitt, who had just purchased a c.d of a live Grappelli gig, and we had to explain to him what the title meant. It was called ' A Froggy plays in London Town' ! hah !
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Postby Thrip » Tue May 18, 2010 10:28 am

Here it is from the Real book:
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Postby stublag » Wed May 19, 2010 8:56 pm

Anyone else noticed how similiar Foggy Day is to "I've had my moments" that Django recorded?--don't know which came first-probably the gershwin tune
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Postby polkat » Thu May 20, 2010 9:34 am

Fred Astaire introduced “A Foggy Day” in the 1937 RKO musical, A Damsel in Distress, but it's likely that Gershwin wrote it at least a few years before. I'm not sure when Django wrote his tune, but, while possible, it doesn't seem likely to me that Gershwin would have stolen from Django (who he probably wasn't very aware of at that time).
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Postby stublag » Thu May 20, 2010 11:01 am

polkat wrote:Fred Astaire introduced “A Foggy Day” in the 1937 RKO musical, A Damsel in Distress, but it's likely that Gershwin wrote it at least a few years before. I'm not sure when Django wrote his tune, but, while possible, it doesn't seem likely to me that Gershwin would have stolen from Django (who he probably wasn't very aware of at that time).



Django didn't actually write "Ive had my moments"(Gus Kahn did) and Django recorded it in 1935--i wasn't suggesting Gershwin plagerised it though---probably just one of those coincidences.
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Postby BachelorNo2 » Fri May 21, 2010 12:23 am

I love the version that Grappelli did with Menuhin. Really good stuff
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Postby polkat » Fri May 21, 2010 4:22 am

Yea, that was good! I really like the Pearl Django version, which they oddly played in Bb. Perhaps for the singer, or was it originally played in that key?
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Postby rimmm » Fri May 21, 2010 12:33 pm

what cd is that off? I love that tune too and we have a female singer (my missues) so I may get a few ideas off their version.
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