Greg Poppleton

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07 May 2020

The Jazz Banana – 1920s-30s Wednesdays Video

Greg Poppleton Duo

The JAZZ BANANA is overlooked by writers on the music despite it requiring advanced vocal technique and it being tastier than vocalese. This is the alternative take of ‘I Can’t Give You Anything But Love’ (1928) for 1920s-30s Wednesdays Damon and I did last week. A different improvisiation by Damon Poppleton in the 2nd chorus. I think you’ll agree that jazz banana adds a mellow fruitiness to the 3rd. Bring out your vege!

I Can’t Give You Anything But Love with Banana, recorded Wednesday, 29 April 2020, music by Jimmy McHugh, lyrics by Dorothy Fields (1928).

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