Upbeat Cynicism

what do you mean i lost my mind?

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[audio:http://www.archive.org/download/TommyDorsey_705/TommyDorsey-WhatchaKnowJoe.mp3%5D

“Whatcha Know Joe”, Tommy Dorsey, vocalists unknown

This song was referenced in one of my favorite pieces of propaganda that Glenn Miller did during WWII, “There’ll Be A Hot Time In The Town Of Berlin”, where one line says that the German national anthem will be replaced with this. I had never actually heard this before, that I recall, and it would make a wonderful national anthem, for Germany or just about anywhere else. At the very least, it would give government busybodies everywhere aneurysms. It’s too silly, to unserious, too joyful for colorless bureaucrats to approve of. Which makes it a wonderful idea all around.

Courtesy of Archive.org

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Written by [IMH]

5 March 2009 at 9:00 am

Posted in Music

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  1. Female vocalist is Jo Stafford, w/ vocal group The Pied Pipers. Miss Stafford passed away June 2008 – one of the best, most versatile musicians of any era.

    Tom Emmert

    14 April 2009 at 6:48 am


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