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  • #31
    Just before the start of the top of the seventh inning, when the Cardinals were the visitors, Gladys always played "Meet Me in St. Louis."
    Incidentally, the custom of visiting team fans taking THEIR stretch at the TOP of the seventh has long since disappeared.

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    • #32
      Greetings

      I hear rumors of a 78rpm record entitled "Johnny Podres Wears a Halo Round His Head". I think I remember Dodger Deb having a copy of it. Does anyone have any information about this record?

      I was perusing the Hall of Fame's Database of songs and they don't have a copy. I would love to get at least the artist and label information if possible.

      Thanks again.
      :radio
      I talk to myself

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      • #33
        Originally posted by I talk to myself
        Greetings

        I hear rumors of a 78rpm record entitled "Johnny Podres Wears a Halo Round His Head". I think I remember Dodger Deb having a copy of it. Does anyone have any information about this record?

        I was perusing the Hall of Fame's Database of songs and they don't have a copy. I would love to get at least the artist and label information if possible.

        Thanks again.
        :radio
        I talk to myself
        You sent me looking for that record last night. However, I found it is not with a few of the items I have here, but stored away with numerous other items.

        I do remember that it was recorded on JUBLIEE RECORDS. The label is a pink background with blue print. It was only availble for a short time, after the World Series.

        Hope this helps.

        c.

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        • #34
          One more thing (for now)

          Thank you for that info.

          Do you happen to remember the artist that performed the song? That would be the next most important bit of info I would need to find a copy. If I find one I will get it to the guy that does Baseballrecordings.com and then we can ALL have a listen

          Thanks again.
          :radio
          I talk to myself

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          • #35
            Originally posted by I talk to myself
            Thank you for that info.

            Do you happen to remember the artist that performed the song? That would be the next most important bit of info I would need to find a copy. If I find one I will get it to the guy that does Baseballrecordings.com and then we can ALL have a listen

            Thanks again.
            :radio
            I talk to myself
            I am sorry but, I do not, off the top of my head, recall the name of artist.

            Jubliee Records had quite a few artists beack in the 1950's, even though it was a small label. I have no idea what happened to them, or their data.

            c.

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            • #36
              This is what the 78 label looks like......



              c.

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              • #37
                Follow the Dodgers song updated

                Greetings

                There has been a new recording of Follow The Dodgers put up on baseballrecordings.com. It's in the same spot, but the webmaster told me that the new sound file is louder with better fidelity. AKA, it sounds better. I asked if it was just an amplified version of the old copy, but he said it was rerecorded on better equipment. Still hissy and poppy, but it does sound better.

                :radio
                I talk to myself

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                • #38
                  Dodger Song for current Dodger player

                  Originally posted by brooklyndodger14
                  Hello MATHA531,

                  Try the mp3 I sent you offsite yesterday. That has the pops and clicks filtered out. Anyone of the Dodger faithful who would like the file, please contact me as well! It is such a joy to have an actual element of Brooklyn Dodger history to enjoy.

                  I just found an Audio to MIDI converter on the Net and will make a MIDI of the organ solo for you later today!


                  Dennis
                  BrooklynDodger14
                  Dennis,
                  I would love a copy of the song! I am currently playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 28+ MSBL league here in Brooklyn! We won the championship last year and the guys are all Dodger crazies! I would love to share this bit of history with the team. We play our games at Kaiser Park near Keyspan park in Coney Island. Thanks in advance for your help.

                  Brian
                  Last edited by DODGER DEB; 06-17-2006, 07:51 AM.

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                  • #39
                    Gladys in the Cage Over First Base

                    I am a real oldtimer, having seen my first Brooklyn Dodger game in 1938 when Babe Ruth was brought in by GM Larry MacPhail in as a Dodger coach to hype attendance.
                    My father was an official of Musicians Union Local 802 in NYC and that gave us access to Gladys in her cage over first base. I went there with my Dad once, probably in 1946. She gave me permission to ask the guard at the upper deck cat walk for entry to the cage whenever I was at the game, so I took advantage and sat with her a few times.
                    She was a heavy woman and walked with difficulty, but how she could play and "fake" anything. She had a " fake book" of index cards from which she would select appropriate songs at all times. At one game in 1947 the Dodgers were all being given brand new Studebaker cars which were the first new models to go into post-war production, one for each player As they rolled in through the center field gate she played auto songs like "Get Out and Get Under" and "In My Merry Oldsmobile" from the index cards which I fished out of the file box. There were no Studebaker songs there.
                    She was jealous of another popular organist of the time ,Ethel Smith, whose record of "Tico Tic,Tico Toc" made the Hit Parade .Smith also was in night clubs and films as a featured artist. I hesitated to tell her there were a few years and about 60 pounds difference in their appearance. Gladys was more like another Smith--Kate Smith--in build.
                    She offered me opinions on the players. She felt the Cardinals, led by Stan Musial and Ray Sanders, were taller and thinner than the Dodgers.
                    She was a nice lady.

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by bigherb
                      I am a real oldtimer, having seen my first Brooklyn Dodger game in 1938 when Babe Ruth was brought in by GM Larry MacPhail in as a Dodger coach to hype attendance.
                      My father was an official of Musicians Union Local 802 in NYC and that gave us access to Gladys in her cage over first base. I went there with my Dad once, probably in 1946. She gave me permission to ask the guard at the upper deck cat walk for entry to the cage whenever I was at the game, so I took advantage and sat with her a few times.
                      She was a heavy woman and walked with difficulty, but how she could play and "fake" anything. She had a " fake book" of index cards from which she would select appropriate songs at all times. At one game in 1947 the Dodgers were all being given brand new Studebaker cars which were the first new models to go into post-war production, one for each player As they rolled in through the center field gate she played auto songs like "Get Out and Get Under" and "In My Merry Oldsmobile" from the index cards which I fished out of the file box. There were no Studebaker songs there.
                      She was jealous of another popular organist of the time ,Ethel Smith, whose record of "Tico Tic,Tico Toc" made the Hit Parade .Smith also was in night clubs and films as a featured artist. I hesitated to tell her there were a few years and about 60 pounds difference in their appearance. Gladys was more like another Smith--Kate Smith--in build.
                      She offered me opinions on the players. She felt the Cardinals, led by Stan Musial and Ray Sanders, were taller and thinner than the Dodgers.
                      She was a nice lady.
                      Thank you for sharing your wonderful memories with US, bigherb, and welcome to OUR Forum!

                      Indeed Gladys was quite a musician....and how WE all loved the echoes of her grand sound each time WE entered OUR Ebbets Field.

                      Ethel Smith? Didn't she appear in a MGM movie with Esther Williams/Red Skelton? I think it was around 1945/1946.

                      Again, welcome, and have fun here....WE do!!

                      c.

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                      • #41
                        bigherb, you came along just in time. What follows has been driving me sane for years. If anyone is going to remember, it will be you. Don't let me down, bigherb.

                        Okay, you Gladys Goodding trivia experts. Here's one that was posted on this forum many moons ago, and - despite the presence of numerous savvy oldtimers - was never answered completely. Maybe some of you new guys can help.
                        It goes like this:
                        When the visiting team took the field for batting practice, Gladys would play an appropriate song.
                        Giants - "We're Calling All Fans, All You Giant Ball Fans"
                        Phillies - "Pennsylvania Polka"
                        Pirates - "Pennsylvania Polka"
                        Cardinals - "St. Louis Blues"
                        Cubs - "Chicago"
                        Reds - "Down By the O-hi-o"
                        Boston Braves - nobody knew
                        Milwaukee Braves - maybe the same, but nobody knew
                        Help!
                        Remember, this is not to find out if you can think of any Boston/Milwaukee/Massachusetts/Wisconsin songs NOW, but to determine if you really remember - or learned from someone who is old enough to remember. It has been suggested that instead of an actual song, she played tom-tom music (you know what I mean) for the Braves; also that Gladys was too highly-trained a musician to play the same song for both the Phillies and Pirates; also that her Cardinals song was "Missouri Waltz."

                        Well, there you have it.
                        What have you heard?
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                        A further correction by one of our forum experts pointed out that Gladys's song for the Cardinals was probably "Meet Me in St. Louis." So be it. But what about the Braves? The BOSTON Braves. I can see them strolling onto the diamond for B.P. - but I can't hear the music.
                        big herb, you are the man.
                        What is she playing?
                        pb::

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by jaykay
                          bigherb, you came along just in time. What follows has been driving me sane for years. If anyone is going to remember, it will be you. Don't let me down, bigherb.

                          Okay, you Gladys Goodding trivia experts. Here's one that was posted on this forum many moons ago, and - despite the presence of numerous savvy oldtimers - was never answered completely. Maybe some of you new guys can help.
                          It goes like this:
                          When the visiting team took the field for batting practice, Gladys would play an appropriate song.
                          Giants - "We're Calling All Fans, All You Giant Ball Fans"
                          Phillies - "Pennsylvania Polka"
                          Pirates - "Pennsylvania Polka"
                          Cardinals - "St. Louis Blues"
                          Cubs - "Chicago"
                          Reds - "Down By the O-hi-o"
                          Boston Braves - nobody knew
                          Milwaukee Braves - maybe the same, but nobody knew
                          Help!
                          Remember, this is not to find out if you can think of any Boston/Milwaukee/Massachusetts/Wisconsin songs NOW, but to determine if you really remember - or learned from someone who is old enough to remember. It has been suggested that instead of an actual song, she played tom-tom music (you know what I mean) for the Braves; also that Gladys was too highly-trained a musician to play the same song for both the Phillies and Pirates; also that her Cardinals song was "Missouri Waltz."

                          Well, there you have it.
                          What have you heard?
                          __________________


                          A further correction by one of our forum experts pointed out that Gladys's song for the Cardinals was probably "Meet Me in St. Louis." So be it. But what about the Braves? The BOSTON Braves. I can see them strolling onto the diamond for B.P. - but I can't hear the music.
                          big herb, you are the man.
                          What is she playing?

                          WE really need to find the name of the song that Gladys played for the Boston/Milwaukee Braves....because jaykay has been looking for that title for a long time now....

                          http://www.baseball-fever.com/showpo...94&postcount=4

                          Just so you know, jaykay, I am hoping that bigherb can help with it, but I've not given up looking for it.

                          c.

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                          • #43
                            Message Board on Baseballrecordings.com

                            Several of the tunes we have mentioned on this thread can be found on Baseballrecordings.com. I visit frequently just for a pick-me-up. (I like the page made up entirely of Take Me Out to the Ball Game recordings)

                            The site was updated over the weekend and there is now a message board. Several of you asked me some questions about Follow the Dodgers and some other songs. I have often simply been asking the webmaster to that site and repeating his answers

                            You can now banter with him directly. (or at least more directly) : )

                            Enjoy,
                            :radio
                            Peace out Bums.
                            Dave

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by I talk to myself
                              Several of the tunes we have mentioned on this thread can be found on Baseballrecordings.com. I visit frequently just for a pick-me-up. (I like the page made up entirely of Take Me Out to the Ball Game recordings)

                              The site was updated over the weekend and there is now a message board. Several of you asked me some questions about Follow the Dodgers and some other songs. I have often simply been asking the webmaster to that site and repeating his answers

                              You can now banter with him directly. (or at least more directly) : )

                              Enjoy,
                              :radio
                              Peace out Bums.
                              Dave

                              Thanks for putting this thread, front and center, again, I talk to myself!

                              I cannot tell you how much I enjoy listening to OUR FOLLOW the DODGERS.

                              You are right, those TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME songs are terrific.

                              The music and the words really are wonderful, all over again.

                              c.

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                              • #45
                                New Dodgers record on baseballrecordings.com (sort of)

                                Greetings everyone.

                                Two quick things. First of all, Baseballrecordings.com has been updated for the new year and Follow the Dodgers was the #1 song on the site last year. I am guessing that is largely due to traffic from this board. Thanks a lot

                                Second, on the New DISCoveries page, there is a tune called "Brooklyn Dodgers Polka" Unless I am mistaken, the ONLY connection this song has to the Dodgers is the guy at the beginning that yells "Hooray for the Brooklyn Dodgers". Is there some Dodger connection with the song or was someone just trying to make a buck by mentioning the Dodgers in the first 3 seconds of the track?


                                Dave

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