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Friday, June 17, 2011

Chop suey is restless tonight

Billboard Oct. 24, 1960

Amateur ethnomusicologists, music historians and other allied partisans may be interested in reading "The Musical Cliché Figure Signifying The Far East: Whence, Wherefore, Whither?" for a closer look into the history of the familiar "oriental" riff.


peter said...

for more on the same topic, this bbc program is worth checking out!

CineGraphic Studios said...

Cab Calloway's Chinese Rhythm features a ridiculously insulting scat solo. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Z2uzxd4SC8