A variation on the shaving cream song

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon May 30 16:44:57 UTC 2011

At 11:29 AM -0400 5/30/11, George Thompson wrote:
>I have the very good fortune to live within broadcast range (just barely) of
>WHVW, a  very low-powered Poughkeepsie radio  station specializing in music
>recorded before the mid 1950s.  If there is another station in th country on
>which oe can here, withing an hour, recordings by Marion Harris, Eddie
>Cantor, Gid Tanner and the Skillet Lickers, Louis Armstrong, Bert Williams
>and Enrico Caruso, let me know and I will consider moving there.

Does sound quite eclectic!

>Several weeks ago I heard a record called "Sweet Violets #3", recorded by
>the "Sweet Violets Boys", probably in the late 1930s.  It seems that this
>was a name used by a group called "the Prairie Ramblers" when recording
>songs with indelicate lyrics.  The owner of the station is a collector of 78
>rpm records -- "Sweet Violets #3" seemed to have been a new acquisition, and
>he commented with surprise that there must have been a Sweet Violets #1 &
>None of these are on the net yet, but I do find the following:
Nice recording; love the minimalist video too.


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