the first phone number ever, but specifically the phone number to the Hotel Pennsylvania Cafe Rouge Ballroom, where many popular big bands played (see the link for more pedantic details). The song is a tribute thereof.
You guys keep your Sousa and I'll keep my Glenn Miller.
Let me rephrase that then ....
Ed, I too thoroughly dislike Pennsylvania 6-5000, and cringe whenever it gets called to the music stand - thankfully our band director isn't a big fan of it either - there are plenty of great tunes available without having to shout out your phone number - that's surely best left to a small piece of paper passed surreptitiously ...
You don't like being told what a song is about. Got it.
Thanks guys for your advise and will check the books & links. I'm in England so some of the practice tunes just don't suit me. Though I will try & work with what I've got and also look at making up my own practice ones. Thanks again
Think he was just glad that the joke worked in both contexts
1954 Olds Super w/Bach 43 uptilt bell Frankenhorn
1968 Olds Recording Trumpet
1965 Bach Stradivarius Model 37
Yamaha Xeno Chicago Artist C Trumpet
1956 Conn 80A Cornet
1951 Olds Special Cornet
1965 Olds L-12 Flugelhorn
"Hindsight is always 20-20"
"I'd rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it"
Rule Britania is fun to play. It's in one of the books I have (Arban?).
Get yourself a fake book or one of the Real Books. Plenty of fun and cool tunes.
"A tool good enough to be so used and not too good"C.S. Lewis That Hideous Strength
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