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Ten Ways to Serenade a Modern Miss

Ten Ways to Serenade a Modern Miss

Playing tracks by

Django Reinhardt, Woody Herman Woodchoppers, Angelique de Valladolid, Huddie Leadbetter, Tal Farlow and more.

Ten Ways to Serenade a Modern Miss,
An Anthology of Jazz Guitarists
by Ken Sykora

World of Jazz - 20th July 1956 - BBC Light Programme - Producer: Jack Dabbs

Another classic programme from Ken, featuring Tal Farlow, Eddie Lang, Barney Kessel, Big Bill Broonzy, Charlie Christian, Les Paul and of course, Django Reinhardt.

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Teddy Dupont

Without hopefully sounding too anally retentive, "Serenade to Topsy" is actually just called "Topsy". Blind Willie Dunn is the pseudonym used by Eddie Lang when he recorded with Lonnie Johnson who does most of the solo work on "Bull Frog Moan" and "Jet Black Blues".

Teddy Dupont

I don't recognise it all. Perhaps it was Ken playing. It's the sort of gentle stuff he liked to play. Django's recording of "You Rascal You" is an up tempo number but interestingly it is a rare guitar/bass duo like this one. If you click on the "buy" next to the tune, you can listen to it at Amazon.

The Ken Sykora Radio Station

Hi Teddy,
Thanks for the comment. We have gone by the BBC transmission report and Ken's script which state record You Rascal You by Django Reinhardt, Ref HMV FFLP 1027. What do you think the track is?

Teddy Dupont

The first one isn't Django or "You Rascal You".