Twidley Dee Dum


Nice thing about digitizing the piles of VHS tapes in the closet is discovering things forgotten like this amazing band. This video excerpt was from a television special called Listen Up.

They were called The Tall Skinnies. Cory CousineauDon Kerr and Hugh Phillips. In truth Hugh is only a mid-skinny but that is how it works in showbizz.

The head of the song requires playing the piano like a mirror, starting at D or G# . Seemed to me Thelonious Monk had that perspective besides many other perspectives in his bag of tricks. I thought the actual sounds of the head made the sentence “twidley dee dum ba dum bum ba bum”.




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