Red Nichols Battle Hymn of the Republic

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  1. BrotherBACH

    BrotherBACH Piano User

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    Greetings. I have always considered Red Nichols' intro to The Battle Hymn of the Republic as bone chilling as the beginning of Louis Armstrong's West End Blues. There is just something so iconic about them both. Does anyone out there know if a transciption exists for the piece like it does for West End Blues.

    Battle Hymn Of the Republic - Red Nichols & His Five Pennies - YouTube

    Best Wishes,


    BB
     
  2. Richard Oliver

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    Haven't heard this before. And much to my chagrin, all I know of Red is the Danny Kaye movie. Very nice during the into :) So he was 35 years old in 1940. Wow, they really go after it don't they? Thanks so much for posting :-)
     
  3. Comeback

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    Thank you for posting this, BB. I, too, had not heard it before. One thing, though; I think I'm glad I wasn't the piano player!:shock: Happy New Year!

    By the way, I really appreciate your signature line.

    Jim
     
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  4. Ed Lee

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    The dirge as they go to cemetery and jazz as they celeberate the life. Still common in many areas.
     
  5. Conntribution

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    I'll ask my buddy Vince Giordano, who has over 6,000 original and transcription arrangements. If he doesn't have it, he'll know where to get it.
     
  6. Ed Lee

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    Yep, smoking eventually got him with chest pains before the ambulance arrived according to one obit I read.
     
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  7. BrotherBACH

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  8. Buck with a Bach

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    Wow, they really do go after it:-o:oops:
     

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