Sept. Trivia Question: Django/Eddie Lang tunes



  • billyshakesbillyshakes NoVA✭✭✭ Park Avance - Dupont Nomade - Dupont DM-50E
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  • Teddy DupontTeddy Dupont Deity
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    I don't think these have been mentioned:- "Farewell Blues", "Some of these Days", "Bugle Call Rag", "Ain't Misbehavin'".

    Paul Whiteman's Orchestra did several tunes that Django subsequently played but I don't know exactly which ones Eddie lang was present on.

  • Lango-DjangoLango-Django Niagara-On-The-Lake, ONModerator
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    Thanks for the shout out, Billy.

    I am embarrassed to say that I don’t have any answers to the quiz.

    But in searching for them I ran across a complete Lang discography, which to me is a 21st century miracle!

    Now I here’s another trivia question.

    Alas, I know longer know the answer myself so I’m hoping one of you guys will think of it.

    OK, here it is:

    Django made a record with some singer or other in which he deliberately threw in a lick with a bent string that is quite obviously ripped off from Eddie Lang.

    It is done in a kind of cheeky way… remember the scene in the film “Amadeus” when Mozart is called upon to copy Salieri’s playing and he makes a joke of it? It’s kind of like that.

    So the question is, what tune was it?


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  • MikeKMikeK Asheville, NCNew Altamira M-30, Altamira M-10
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    Will, great question. I wish I had a great answer, but I dont.

    Teddy, nice job with the additions. I didnt have Farewell Blues, Some Of These Days, Bugle Call Rag and Ain't Misbehavin' on my initial list.

    The 3 remaining tunes I had were: All Of Me, Chinatown My Chinatown & Crazy Rhythm. (All beginning with one of the 1st three letters of the alphabet, right?!). So here we go: the following are my initial 9 plus the 7 revealed by the forum, making a total of 16 tunes recorded by Django & Lango (sorry, I just had to throw that in there):

    A Little Love, A Little Kiss/Dinah/I'll Never Be The Same/I've Found A New Baby/Sweet Sue, Just You/Georgia On My Mind/Chinatown, My Chinatown/All Of Me/Crazy Rhythm.

    I'm Coming, Virginia/Tiger Rag/After You've Gone/Farewell Blues/Some Of These Days/Bugle Call Rag/Ain't Misbehavin'.

    Thanks to everyone who got involved. I'll post an October trivia question once Will's is solved.

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