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Re: Bee Palmer / Marion Harris

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  • heckman_michael
    The Bixians are all recovering from their weekend in Davenport. ... silence ... courtesy of Jean ... possessed ... was just ... choruses of ... chorus and ...
    Message 1 of 9 , Aug 1 7:42 PM
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      The Bixians are all recovering from their weekend in Davenport.


      > Since the Bixians are continuing to maintain a doubtless heartfelt
      silence
      > on this subject, I will quote Frank Trumbauer on the lady,
      courtesy of Jean
      > Pierre Lion:
      >
      > "Bee Palmer, one of the Ziegfeld Girls, was a beautiful blonde who
      possessed
      > a most unusual voice. Her phrasing and interpretation of a song
      was just
      > about fifteen years ahead of the times....Ted Koehler wrote two
      choruses of
      > special lyrics to 'Singin' The Blues' for Bee. Lyrics for Bix's
      chorus and
      > my chorus."
      >
      > It is rather difficult, says Jean Pierre, to understand what Tram
      heard in
      > her. The point, however, is clearly that this performance was
      vocalese in
      > intention as well as execution.
      >
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