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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

I've Got a Thing About "I've Got a Thing About Spring"!

Trawling my way through Spotify - I was on a British kick - and, after Tommy Whittle and Jimmy Skidmore, moved on to Kenny Baker where I heard a delightful tune played by a Kenny Baker Quintet that was entirely new to me - I've Got a Thing About Spring.
Intrigued, I searched further but the only other version on Spotify was by Billy Ternent. I Googled and got nothing. So I'm appealing for info ie further recordings, lyric, music, chords, composer etc.
It has an early 30's feel to it so I guess those period gurus such as Mike Durham, Keith Nicholls, Dave Kerr (bit modern for Dave), Steve Andrews, John Carstairs Hallam, Roly etc might be able to help.
I'd welcome info from anyone.
Lance.

1 comment :

Liz said...

Nice foxtrot, I love that strict tempo stuff,so reminiscent of ballroom dancing in my younger days. Maybe it was written by Billy Ternent, Frank Wappat would know as I think Billy's widow gave much of his arrangements to him. As Billy was a South Shields lad maybe someone local might have heard of it.
Liz

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