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? re Phil Foster/Take Me Out to the Ballgame comedic rendition

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  • ? re Phil Foster/Take Me Out to the Ballgame comedic rendition

    My dad followed the Dodgers in Brooklyn. He recalls a rendition of Take Me Out to the Ballgame that he thinks was by the Brooklyn comedian Phil Foster. What made it memorable is that the words are one note late from where they're supposed to be with the melody of the song. For example, you normally start "Take" on a low note and then sing "Me" on a higher note; but in this rendition, "Take" starts on the note that "Me" is normally sung on, and the rest of the song continues in that vein.

    I've searched the Internet for any mention of this and have come up empty. Of course, it may not have even been Foster who sang it this way. Anybody have idea what I'm talking about? Thanks.

  • #2
    Check this list:

    The Performing Arts Reading Room is the access point for the vast and diverse collections in the custody of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. Numbering over 25 million items and spanning more than 1000 years of Western music history and practice, these holdings include the classified music and book collections, music and literary manuscripts, iconography, microforms, periodicals, musical instruments, published and unpublished copyright deposits, and over 600 special collections in music, theater, and dance.


    • #3
      Or this one:


      • #4
        Here's the erstwhile Michael Feldman:


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