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BOTM May 2019. I loves you Porgy

rhysonsax

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@Stephen Howard has just finished an overhaul on a Vito Leblanc alto that I bought because it was like the one played in the 60s by Johnny Hodges. The mechanism is like the Leblanc System saxes, so pretty complicated and I'm not sure Steve loved working on it (we wait for his review) but he did a fine job.

I think it needs to be played with the right mouthpiece and this was recorded with me playing an old Meliphone Special I have just bought. The backing track is from a Hal Leonard play along.


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@Stephen Howard has just finished an overhaul on a Vito Leblanc alto that I bought because it was like the one played in the 60s by Johnny Hodges. The mechanism is like the Leblanc System saxes, so pretty complicated and I'm not sure Steve loved working on it (we wait for his review) but he did a fine job.

I think it needs to be played with the right mouthpiece and this was recorded with me playing an old Meliphone Special I have just bought. The backing track is from a Hal Leonard play along.


Rhys
You are really getting into this tune, I enjoyed that with its brighter sound and higher pitch.
 
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Rob Pealing

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It is Southern American slang, I think? Or it could be lovers' baby talk to one another?
Not just Southern States, I have occasionally heard "I loves it" in the Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland. However it is not considered "the Queen's English" and I suspect that the BBC would not condone it in their news broadcasts.:eek:
 

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Not just Southern States, I have occasionally heard "I loves it" in the Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland. However it is not considered "the Queen's English" and I suspect that the BBC would not condone it in their news broadcasts.:eek:
In modern times, I agree it's very common everywhere but not perhaps so when the song was originally composed... perhaps?
 
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