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    Songs That Sound Alike

    Van & Schenck -- Mandy (1919)



    The Six Jumping Jacks (Harry Reser) -- Pastafazoola (1927)

    "I'm playing all the right notes but not necessarily in the right order."
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    Eddie Cantor -- Making Whoopee (1929)



    I'm almost embarassed to include this one.

    Yoko Ono -- Yes, I'm Your Angel (1980)

    "I'm playing all the right notes but not necessarily in the right order."
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    "Wingy" Mannone's 1930 Tar Paper Stomp sounds a bit familiar:



    It sounds like Fletcher Henderson's 1931 "Hot and Anxious":



    Of course, if a gal or a fella was Hot and Anxious, they might also be said, in more polite
    company, in 1939, to be "In The Mood":



    Which led to this, halfway across the world in 1951, in Bulowayo, Rhodesia:

    Last edited by vitanola; 01-27-2012 at 10:28 AM.

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    Yeah, I had the Cantor/Ono similarity in mind too.

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    Mario Lanza -- E Lucevan Le Stelle
    from Puccini's Tosca (1895-99)



    Al Jolson -- Avalon (1920)

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    Tito Schipa -- Vivere! (1937)
    (To Live!)



    and

    Al Bowlly -- Romany (1939)
    "I'm playing all the right notes but not necessarily in the right order."
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    Is so close to this:


    that I don't even know how why it's allowed to have a different title.
    "I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them." ~ Jack London

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    Ben Selvin's Novelty Orchestra -- Dardanella (1919)



    Hollywood Dance Orchestra -- Mona Vanna (1922)

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    Swingstrumentals that ARE alike

    In 1933 David Rose, then conductor at WGN-Chicago, penned I've Got "It", first plattered by Jack Teagarden.


    Teagarden later joined Paul Whiteman, who did the chart as Itchola, with Frank Trumbauer's sax soli writing.

    The change of title was a good idea as the market for jazz numbers was still limited - PW's version came out as the -B side of a record by Jan Garber!


    Not available: Dave Rose's own version, with Louis Prima and the WGN band.
    That one had yet a third title: Jigsaw Rhythm!
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    Carlos Gardel -- Adios Muchachos (1928)



    Louis Armstrong -- I Get Ideas (1951)

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