Tuesday, October 11, 2011

An Impromptu Note on Music History

Gate Scroll at Night, Porter's Lodge, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

Probably not on this date, sometime in the 1920's, Louis Armstrong is thought to have started scat singing when he misplaced the lyrics to a song. So the charismatic trumpeter improvised by performing his song by making instrumental sounds with his voice.

 (Psst... if you listen closely, you will hear politicians making similar nonsense sounds when orating, but in a less musical way.) 

Give scat singing a try in the privacy of your home, at your earliest convenience. 

I promise, you will have a blast!

A skeep beep dee bop bop boo!

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