Re: RARA-AVIS: Beiderbecke

From: Michael Robison (
Date: 25 Sep 2002

Mat said:
> 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
> is the story of Bix Spiderthurst, told by trumpeter Jelly Roll Pank
> "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...

************ Hey! Quit making fun of the book I'm getting ready to read! I got Erskine Caldwell's TOBACCO ROAD today in the mail. Now there is a title for a spoof.

Then Mat said:
> Sorry; did you know that the fillum of YMWAH was retitled for UK release
> "Young Man of Music," to avoid unseemly sniggering?

************* Hahaha! I understand Lansdale's THE BOTTOMS spawned a few UK smiles, too. Really common to rename em when they cross the sea, isn't it? I just got Greene's ORIENT EXPRESS and A GUN FOR HIRE, and they both saw title changes when they made the trip.


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