Sunday, September 29, 2013

Halloween Countdown Day 31 - The Ghost of Stephen Foster

Greetings boils and ghouls, another quick one as we go through the month of September and sit on the brink of October.

The Squirrel Nut Zippers pay tribute to Cab Calloway’s cartoon version of Minnie the Moocher, while scaring up a few references to those early Fleischer Film’s cartoonists of days gone by. I’m quite fond of the Zippers, as they are a swing revivalist band with a bite (they tend to aptly describe themselves as 1930s punk).

The reference to Stephen Foster is a bit of a neat trick as well, he is considered the father of American music, having recorded such songs as ‘Oh Suzanna’ and ‘Camptown Races’.

So sit back, enjoy, and as always, until next time.

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