Thursday, October 29, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
One of the joys of the internet is finding little video treasures to download. Such is the case with this curious musical short from about 1934 featuring a girl trio credited as "The Radio Three". I have done some web research on the trio and the song, but have found nothing of note. I am posting it to introduce you to the site from which I acquired it, British Pathe, which you can reach by clicking on the song title above. The site contains "3500 hours of video, 12 million stills, 75 years of British Pathe". If you can offer any insight into these girls or the number, let me know.
Friday, October 2, 2009
In my recording I used the sheet music as my primary guide rather than attempting to imitate the Boswells' innovative arrangement. Like the Boswells, I did omit the introductory verse, which includes these explanatory lyrics:
"In old Madrid I met a sweetie not very long ago,
And all we did was sign a treaty to love each other wherever we go.
It wasn't just a scrap of paper, and when I'm all alone
I call up Spain and sing again this sweet refrain over the telephone..."
For the second bridge, I did take the liberty of adding my own lyrics, inspired by a common practice of the Boswells. It can get boring returning to the bridge and keeping the same lyrics, or just whistling the melody, so for variety I sing:
"Remember how you love me now,
no matter who you find;
If you're wise, you'll close your eyes;
love is blind, but it can slip your mind..."