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***STUDENTS!- I'm selling a Kay Kyser/Ann Miller CAROLINA BLUES (Kyser's last film)6 sheet linenbacked poster from my collection. There's an entry below from a poster dealer in Texas who has the same poster, but he's asking $750, and it isn't even linenbacked (for those who don't know, linenbacking is a process to preserve a poster, take out all the wrinkles, and make it sturdier to handle. It's kind of like a light canvas.)Interested parties should know it's 81" x 81", a pretty big poster, but in excellent condition. The linenbacking alone on this was over $400. The selling price is $395.00. Many of you Kyser fans don't know i have one of the largest Kay Kyser 'kollections' in existence. I'm thinking of adding another page to this website that will feature KK 'Kollectibles" in the near future. BTW, all photos on this site are from my collection. You can contact me by email at email@example.com , and I'll be happy to email you a scan. Thanks!
onsite, - Saturday, August 14, 2004 at 19:40:16 (PDT)
I still have the CAROLINA BLUES 6 SH!
Dan, I told this story about "Slow Boat To China" once before. The Kyser recording was very popular in the South Jersey area in 1948/49 and often played at the local dances. If you heard the original recording, it contained two different tempos. It began as a slow ballad. Guys who weren't familiar with the song would ask girls to dance. As the floor filled with couples, the second chorus would begin in up-tempo. The majority of guys didn't know how to fast dance (jitterbug) and would sheepishly leave the dance floor and his partner. All the girls could jitterbug because they taught each other. That of course didn't hold true with the guys.
John Wira <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Westmont, NJ United States - Wednesday, July 28, 2004 at 17:28:50 (PDT)
I also wanted to mention I play lead alto saxophone and sing in a dance orchestra in Jackson, Mississippi. I transcribed Kay's "Slow Boat to China" and have the honors of singing Harry Babbitt's part. Please check out my web site danmichaelcolbert.com and my salute to the Big Bands.
Dan Colbert <email@example.com>
jackson, MS USA - Wednesday, July 28, 2004 at 11:42:12 (PDT)
Once when I was 15, I had a terrible ear infection and couldn't sleep. I turned on my tv about 2 in the morning and came upon the Kay Kyser movie "You'll Find Out". I had several of his records, but had never seen him or the band. What a joy!! I fell in love with the movie, the songs and the orchestra; especially the song, "I'd Know You Anywhere". To this day, I still wonder how they came up with the ghostly sound of the electrovox!! Needless to say I forgot about my earache for a couple of hours!!
Dan Colbert <firstname.lastname@example.org>
jackson, ms usa - Wednesday, July 28, 2004 at 05:55:40 (PDT)
Today a song popped into my head while I was doing some dishes -- one that my sister and I used to sing when we did dishes together at home in Wilkes-Barre, back in the 40's -- Alexander Is a Swoose. What a memory! I rushed to my trusty browser and found that Kay kyser recorded, and the Swoose was a World War II bomber that had been patched up and put together with pieces of other planes so many times that they nicknamed it "Swoose," half swan, half goose. What a joy to rediscover that memory and the music of one of the greatest--Kay Kyser. Made me feel like saying, "Greetings, chilren. Yet's dance."
Tom Heston <email@example.com>
Alexandria, La U.S.A. - Friday, July 23, 2004 at 15:57:52 (PDT)
are any of his feature films on DVD
ray sears <firstname.lastname@example.org>
horsham, pa usa - Thursday, July 22, 2004 at 18:20:02 (PDT)
I am only 40 now, but as a teenager I happened across a weekend of kay kyser films and I became a swing fan, and a kyser fan forever. This site is amazing and I think it is long overdue for this great man (both musically and now I learn from the site as a humanitarian) to be found again through a great book and hopefully a wonderfully and respectfully done movie.
Bob Hoffman <email@example.com>
deerfield beach, fl usa - Thursday, July 22, 2004 at 17:04:49 (PDT)
I have been a fan of Kay Kyser and his music since I was a kid. My grandfather, Fred E. Ahlert, was a Tin Pan Alley songwriter of note, and my Dad, Fred Jr. is still a music publisher, so popular music has always meant a great deal to me. Kay's orchestra had the best vocalists and arrangements for my money, and are still listenable today.
Fred Ahlert III <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Los Angeles, CA USA - Monday, July 19, 2004 at 21:39:21 (PDT)
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David Drill Bits <email@example.com>
NY, NY USA - Sunday, July 18, 2004 at 19:03:32 (PDT)