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Koncert med glemte gamle tegneserie sange i New York City

Hvis I har fulgt med i denne blog helt fra starten af året, kan I måske huske mine indlæg i serien, “Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find”, med populære sange og sang titler om tegneserie helte. Der var tre indlæg i den serie og så en lille rebelsk afslutning med “Cowbell Hero”. Jeg troede virkelig, jeg havde støvsuget den populære sang skat for titler med tegneserier og helte, men i hélt gamle dage, dengang node ark solgte bedst og røg på hit listerne, var der også sange om de kendte tegneserie figurer, og det var i avis seriernes guld alder i 10’erne-20’erne-30’erne-40’erne-50’erne. Nogle af de glemte sange fra dengang har endda tekster skrevet af datidens serietegnere, folk som humoristen Milt Gross (som jeg tidligere har skrevet om her i bloggen), Rube Goldberg (som gav navn til Reuben tegneserie prisen og som var National Cartoonists Society’s første formand), og Walt Kelly, kendt og elsket for den politiske funny animal satire, “Pogo“. Den 7. juni i år blev der afholdt en live koncert med nogle af de bedste og nogle af de obskure af disse glemte sange i Jalopy Theater i Brooklyn, New York. Mange af disse sange er fra en tid før fjernsynet, fra en tid hvor selv en radio var en luksus, og hvor avis tegneserierne, og i særdeleshed den kulørte “funnies” sektion i søndags-avisen, var den primære form for underholdning for mange amerikanske familier. Det var dengang, man virkelig kunne tale om tegneserier som et massemedie! Og så tog de kun 10 dollars i entré…

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Bill Kartalopoulos & Mark Newgarden Present:

COMIC STRIP SERENADE

Please join us on Sunday, June 7 for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear forgotten songs inspired by unforgettable comic strip characters!

For one night only, the fabulous Jalopy theater will host a live performance of vintage compositions based on Krazy Kat, the Katzenjammer Kids, Barney Google, Smokey Stover, Li’l Abner, and more, featuring lyrics by Milt Gross, Rube Goldberg, Walt Kelly, and other cartooning and pop music legends.

These songs are lively (and funny) artifacts from the days before television, when comic strips were the dominant form of daily visual entertainment, and from the days before radio, when new songs — published as sheet music — were routinely performed by families and friends in America’s living rooms and parlors. Hundreds of songs based on comic strip characters were published during this fertile period, and co-curators Bill Kartalopoulos and Mark Newgarden will present some of the very best — as well as some of the most wonderfully obscure!

Many of these comic strip songs were never recorded, never filmed, and most have never been publicly performed in the decades since their original publication. The event will also feature some later, post-war songs, including a selection from Broadway’s Li’l Abner and Walt Kelly’s memorable Pogo songs. The archival sheet music used for this special performance was provided courtesy of Mark Newgarden’s longtime collection.

A stunning line-up of celebrated musicians will bring these unearthed gems back to life, including:

Doug Skinner (The Regard of Flight, White Knuckle Sandwich)
Peter Stampfel (The Holy Modal Rounders, the Bottlecaps, the Fugs)
Meg Reichardt (Les Chauds Lapins, The Roulette Sisters) with Kurt
Hoffman (Band of Weeds, Les Chauds Lapins)
Robin Goldwasser & Chris Anderson (The Last Car)
John Keen (Ragtime pianist extraordinaire)

…and many more surprises! 

Join us after the MoCCA comics festival ends in a relaxing Brooklyn venue for this very special celebration!

Show starts at 9:00 pm
$10 cover

Jalopy
315 Columbia Street
Brooklyn, NY
http://www.jalopy.biz