Monday, April 07, 2008

the poetry of carpenter's tools as musical instruments

saw duet

some rollicking music for a monday morning from an odd 5" green plastic 78 that had to be had simply because it was titled 'saw duet'. fortunately it did not disappoint, as along with a piano there are two saws playing swanee river. unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your response to the music), the disc is so small my record player would only play the first minute.

mussehl and westphal were the first professional musical saw company, and have been making musical saws since 1921. this was probably a demo disc, from the mid to late 1920's, that might have come with an instrument and probably some kind of 'how to play' book.

click here to listen...

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