Tuesday 6 May 2014

Probably the most syncopated pop song ever...



There are plenty of versions on YouTube which are better sung (or sung at all) but this version is very syncopated in the verses and (especially) chorus repeat after the first section of dance - I suppose as befits a performer who was really a dancer.

(Listen for the Bass Saxophone from 3:20 - at this era there must have been dozens of these monstrous instruments, since they feature on so many late-ragtime/ early jazz recordings - for instance Adrian Rollini playing on several of the best Bix Beiderbecke tracks - such as At the Jazz Band Ball - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arW5XjOdCvk .)