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Peace to James for sending me a link to this mp3 medley of “Impeach the President” tunes.

Dizzy Gillespie played a Sax?

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1 Chyll Will   ~  Nov 8, 2008 11:38 am

[0] I know; we just shook our heads and said "he needed something that rhymes and fits the flow", and it's otherwise cool:

Me, myself, I love to max!
Redbone booties I'm out to wax!
Stick-up kids is out to tax!

...just to get a rep! (couldn't help it >;)

Did you know they were still touring? Who knew??

And as far as "Impeach the President", Dana Dane (now hosting satellite radio's BackSpin) used it most prominently, but Tragedy The Intelligent Hoodlum's "Arrest The President" is the most gripping derivative (even if only by name >;)

2 pugzilla   ~  Nov 8, 2008 12:05 pm

Dizzy, as far as I know, did not play a sax, at least on any recording with which I'm familiar. However, he did play piano for Miles when he (Miles) was just starting out (have the DVD somewhere....).

3 Raf   ~  Nov 8, 2008 12:36 pm

pugzilla is unfamiliar with the works of Nice n Smooth :D

4 pugzilla   ~  Nov 8, 2008 12:46 pm

Could be...but is this what you mean?

"A--yo, Dizzy Gillespie played the sax!/Me myself, I like to max!/Red-Bone booties, I'm out to wax!/Stick-up kids is out to tax!"

5 Chyll Will   ~  Nov 8, 2008 11:30 pm

[4] No Bitin' Allowed! >;)

6 Raf   ~  Nov 9, 2008 6:21 am

Pugzilla, Greg Nice was known for throwing together things that rhymed. Kinda like Noreaga a few years later.

7 pugzilla   ~  Nov 9, 2008 11:57 am

Well, being on the wrong side of 70, my music really doesn't include Hip-hop and the like...I'm stuck in the Bop - post Bop - mainstream era(s) of jazz. The current stuff, like (ack!) swing is (was) dancing music; jazz (like classical) is listening music.

But I've been a Yankee fan for 60 years! Don't that count for nuttin'?

8 Cliff Corcoran   ~  Nov 9, 2008 1:31 pm

Worry not, it counts for a lot . . . 1948? That's good timing. Right on time for five in a row . . .

9 pugzilla   ~  Nov 9, 2008 8:44 pm

Not my first game, though - that was in 1944 - but it doesn't count, as my father told me years later that I spent the entire time looking at the airplanes overhead.

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