Friday, July 25, 2014
Jazz Performance Saturday! Dixieland French Style - "Yes Sir, That's My Baby"
George A. Borgman said, "Traditional jazz belongs to the world," and since the Saturday Jazz Performance series was started here at Yankee Jazz Beat, it appears that he was absolutely correct.
We've had examples from Italy, Russia, Slovakia, Germany and of course the United States. Today's, jazz performance is one by an unknown street band in Perros-Guirec, Brittany, France during a street festival sometime in 2010.
Although only four in number, they certainly produce a pretty lively version of, I believe, Yes Sir, That's My Baby! The group, dressed as old fashioned convicts, seems to consist of a tuba, trumpet, portable drums contraption and a banjo. Despite their funny appearance they perform a pretty convincing dose of Trad jazz!
Yes Sir, That's My Baby was written by Gus Kahn (words) and Walter Donaldson (music) in 1925, the song being introduced by Margaret Young. Later, Al Jolson would sing it in 1930.
Since the original English version, there have been other versions in various languages including Yiddish!
So, without further ado...