Thanks for your reply.
I am not really interested in pirating any songs, just locating the
hard to find things that help my father remember his days when these
songs were popular.
He usually sings the songs without listening to the artists if he can
just remember the missing parts of the tunes & words. I am actually
amazed at how does this after so many years.
The archives have actually helped me understand the era of the music
at this time and relate to things he tells me about what was popular
where he lived (small farm town in Illinois).
Times seemed to be so much simplier then and the music really
reflects this if compared to the popular music of today. Songs like
Dipsy Doodle and Piggy Wiggy Woo were humorous and were easy for most
to memorize the song's lyrics and tune.
I am really enjoying this step back in time.
Thanks again for your reference and support.
By the way, the site is back up so all is well again!!!
--- In RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com
, "Patrice Champarou"
> Hi Don
> I think there is no "other" site. For clarity, I suppose I should
> http://www.jazz-on-line.com/ (where you won't find Piggy Wiggy Woo
> which offers nice samples, much better in sound quality than
> the good reason that they were pirated from commercial records -
> listened to Leadbelly's Rock Island Line, directly robbed from
> anyone willing to pay his fees to the webmaster can download it
> buying the CD, but I won't!
> The purpose of the RedHotJazz archives is, I think, pedagogical in
> place - plus the pleasure of listening, when it works - but
> making money out of stolen material. Although Scott has been silent
> while, I think I should add my word, as the owner/manager of this
> several recent posts sent by worried subscribers.
> The purpose of this group is to discuss pre-war jazz, and even if
> of the Archives is part of our concerns I think the topic does not
> the many ways of copying, stealing and sharing soundfiles which a
> number of small companies still attempt to reissue. I am not going
> discuss the financial or moral issues of piracy and I'll gladly
> opinion private, I just think that, since our group is linked to
> RedHotJazz website and none else, such discussion would be off-
> days you said? OK, we saw worse, and still remained patient ;-)
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "drdesutter" <ddesutter@...>
> To: <RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, August 08, 2007 6:17 PM
> Subject: [RedHotJazz] Archive Status amd Song Request (Piggy Wiggy
> > Hi,
> > I am new to the group so I thought I would first ask if it is
> > for the archive site to be down for this long a period (3 days). I
> > started listening to music from it last week and it is really a
> > site for this type of music.
> > My father is 87 years old and has started singing parts of these
> > songs from memory of his younger days. He was frustrated at first
> > since he could not remember all of the verses so when I connected
> > with this site, he was quite pleased.
> > A recent song he has just begun reciting is Piggy Wiggy Woo. Don't
> > ask me where he comes up with these since last week it was the
> > Doodle and Elmer's Tune.
> > Is there another similar site where access to the old tunes are
> > available? I have searched everywhere for Piggy Wiggy Woo and this
> > site is the only 'hit' I have come across.
> > Thanks for any help.
> > Don DeSutter