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Friday, April 17, 2020

What-cha gonna do when there aint no jazz

You're sitting at home wondering what to do. You ain't been to a jazz gig in weeks, you've been playing CDs and LPs non-stop, already you're up to X for Xenopoulos in your immaculately filed collection, you've considered 'reality tv' but drawn the line, well, 100 years ago some were asking the very same question: What-cha gonna do...?

In May 1920 the Victor (HMV) label released What-cha gonna do when there aint no jazz (see photograph of photocopied sheet music) performed by a 'comedienne and orchestra'. The 'comedienne' was Esther Walker, the song composed by Pete Wendling, lyrics Edgar Leslie. A song for our times, it could be a hit all over again.   
Russell
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