Monthly Archives: January 2015

The Art of the Encore

  The Art of the Encore The formal programme is complete, the audience is on its feet clapping and cheering and, after the second or third return to the platform to acknowledge the applause, our soloist indicates that he / she is going to play something more. A brief pantomime follows: An encore? Really? Me? […]

THIS MONTH’S PARODY (Jan 15) Don’t Get Around Much Anymore

DON’T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE (Lyrics by Bob Russel, Music by Duke Ellington) This was written by Ellington as a big band instrumental number in 1940. The lyrics were added two years later and the Ink Spots had a Number One hit with it the year after that. It’s been recorded many times, of course, […]