RARA-AVIS: Beiderbecke

From: MatCoward@aol.com
Date: 25 Sep 2002

<< Yes, it was inspired by Beiderbecke's life. >>

My favourite version is the 1967 spoof, written by Barry Took and Marty Feldman in the BBC radio series 'Round the Horne'. "Young Horne With a Man" is the story of Bix Spiderthurst, told by trumpeter Jelly Roll Pank Stukely.
"I wanna play the blues on one of those big shiny things that man's got."
"You aint never gonna play the blues on one of them." Why not?" "Dat's a horse." "Don't let me catch you messin about with them no-good jazz musicians, or I'll whop your hide." "I'm too big!" "Well in that case, I'll hide your whop." Sorry; did you know that the fillum of YMWAH was retitled for UK release
"Young Man of Music," to avoid unseemly sniggering?
- Mat C (aka, Brigadier Dolores Goatfondler, RA).
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