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Re: Rap Antony
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1271  Thursday, 15 July 1999.

[1]     From:   Jefferson Cronin <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 14 Jul 1999 23:59:21 +1000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.1268 Rap Antony

[2]     From:   Peter M. McCluskey <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 14 Jul 1999 09:13:11 -0600 (CST)
        Subj:   Willie The Shake

[3]     From:   Paul Lord <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 14 Jul 1999 09:02:13 -0700 (PDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.1268 Rap Antony

[4]     From:   Peter M. McCluskey <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 14 Jul 1999 10:47:18 -0600 (CST)
        Subj:   Lord Buckley Revisted

[5]     From:   Curtis Perry <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 14 Jul 1999 09:43:42 -0700 (MST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.1268 Rap Antony

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        Date:   Wednesday, 14 Jul 1999 09:48:08 -0700
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.1268 Rap Antony

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        Date:   Wednesday, 14 Jul 1999 10:00:57 -0700
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.1268 Rap Antony

[8]     From:   Clifford Stetner <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 14 Jul 1999 23:58:29 -0400
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From:           Jefferson Cronin <
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Date:           Wednesday, 14 Jul 1999 23:59:21 +1000
Subject: 10.1268 Rap Antony
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1268 Rap Antony

Best guess;  I think--a memory flogger here--that was Steve Allen.

Jefferson Cronin
U of Maryland/Asia
Guam

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From:           Peter M. McCluskey <
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Date:           Wednesday, 14 Jul 1999 09:13:11 -0600 (CST)
Subject:        Willie The Shake

Heather James asks about the source of "Hipsters, Flipsters, and Finger
poppin' daddies, knock me your lobes."  It's from Lord Buckley, the
1950's hipster comedian.  It continues something like this, "I come to
lay Caesar out, not to hip you to him.  The bad jazz that a cat blows
wails long after him; the groovy is often stashed with the frame.  So
don't put Caesar down....To swing, or not to swing-that is the
question!"  The intro to the piece is pretty funny-an appreciation of
Willie the Shake and some remarks about "Tony and Cleo swinging on the
Nile."

I have a reissue of Buckley's greatest hits on LP, although it is packed
away in anticipation of moving to Tennessee.  I imagine it's on CD by
now; I have a foggy notion that it's been reissued Rhino.

Where are my bongo drums?  Who wants espresso?

--Pete (Maynard G. Krebs) McCluskey

  Peter M. McCluskey <
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  Department of English, University of New Orleans

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From:           Paul Lord <
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Date:           Wednesday, 14 Jul 1999 09:02:13 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 10.1268 Rap Antony
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1268 Rap Antony

Heather James asks:

>Since the subject of "rap" Antony has come up, there is an earlier
>hipster rendition of Antony's speech.  Does anyone out there know who
>did it?

Lord Buckley.  It was once available on "The Best of Lord Buckley" on
Elektra records, EKS-74047, but that seems to be out of print.  I have
it on "His Royal Hipness", Discovery Records #71001.

You can find out more than you ever wanted to know about his own hip
self at http://www.industrialhaiku.com/LBO/LBOPages/Welcome.html Buckley
was a real piece of work!

Paul

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From:           Peter M. McCluskey <
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Date:           Wednesday, 14 Jul 1999 10:47:18 -0600 (CST)
Subject:        Lord Buckley Revisted

I just checked Amazon.com, and "Marc Antony's Funeral Oration" is
available on Lord Buckley's CD "His Royal Hipness"--a bargain at $11.49!

"To swing, or not to swing--that is the hang-up!"

Happy finger-poppin',

Pete

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Date:           Wednesday, 14 Jul 1999 09:43:42 -0700 (MST)
Subject: 10.1268 Rap Antony
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1268 Rap Antony

The hipster version of Antony's speech is by the fabulous Lord
Buckley-who also did hipster versions of the story of Jesus ("The
Nazz"), The Gettysburg address, and (my favorite) Jonah and the Whale.
I know that at least some of his material is available on CD.

Curtis

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Date:           Wednesday, 14 Jul 1999 09:48:08 -0700
Subject: 10.1268 Rap Antony
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1268 Rap Antony

It was a Greenwich Village beatnik named Lord Byron.  It is more a
"beat" translation  then rap. It is a lot of fun.   He made two record
albums that I know of and he is fantastic.  His "Noah an the Whale" is
brilliant.

J. Kenneth Campbell

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Date:           Wednesday, 14 Jul 1999 10:00:57 -0700
Subject: 10.1268 Rap Antony
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1268 Rap Antony

I have the complete works of this gentleman. Where? Ah! I will have to
search. His renderings of the bard directly into Jive was one of the
wonders of the past 3 decades. Maybe 4, I forgot. Will go look directly
I
believe it is in the Anthology of the Cool.

hermine

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Date:           Wednesday, 14 Jul 1999 23:58:29 -0400
Subject: 10.1268 Rap Antony
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1268 Rap Antony

It's by Lord Buckley

>Hipster, tricksters, and finger-popping daddies,
>Knock me your lobes.  I come to lay Caesar out,
>Not to hip you to him...

The bad jive a cat blows hangs out
The good is often stashed with his frame...

Something like that...from childhood memory

Clifford Stetner
www.columbia.edu/~fs10/cds.htm
 

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