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Can anybody help me find this record?

Post by Bill Cahill on Sun Apr 27, 2008 11:39 pm

I've been looking for this 78 rpm 10" children's record on un known label for over 40 years. Anybody got one you'll get rid of?
"I am a fine musician"
Recorded in the late 40's to mid 50's.
Please pm me if you do, and, will get rid of it. Many thanks.
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Post by Resistance is Futile on Sat May 03, 2008 6:33 am

There are a few places that have it available but maybe not on a 78 on the web.

I Am a Fine Musician-Children's Song


I am a fine musician,
I practice every day,
And people come from miles around,
Just to hear me play.
My trumpet, my trumpet,
They love to hear my trumpet.
Ta-tada-ta-ta, ta-tada-ta-ta, ta-ta, ta-ta, ta-a-a!

I am a fine musician,
And I get lots of pay,
But when I play my tuba,
People throw money my way.
My tuba, my tuba,
They love to hear my tuba.
Oom-pa, oom-pa oom-pa oom-pa, omp-pa, omp-pa, oom-pa-oom
Ta-tada-ta-ta, ta-tada-ta-ta, ta-ta, ta-ta, ta-a-a!

I am a fine musician,
My music is so gay,
And everybody dances,
When they hear me play,
My trombone, my trombone,
They love to hear my trombone.
Dah, daah, da-da-daah, da-da-da-da-da-da-daaah
Oom-pa, oom-pa oom-pa oom-pa, omp-pa, omp-pa, oom-pa-oom
Ta-tada-ta-ta, ta-tada-ta-ta, ta-ta, ta-ta, ta-a-a!

I am a fine musician,
That's what the people say,
And all the children follow me,
When they hear me play,
My piccolo, my piccolo,
They love to hear my piccolo.
Deedle-ee dee dee,
Deedle-ee dee dee,
Deedle deedle dee-dee deedle-deedle dee
Dah, daah, da-da-daah, da-da-da-da-da-da-daaah
Oom-pa, oom-pa oom-pa oom-pa, omp-pa, omp-pa, oom-pa-oom
Ta-tada-ta-ta, ta-tada-ta-ta, ta-ta, ta-ta, ta-a-a!

We all are fine musicians,
We practice every day,
And if you'd like to join us,
We'll show you the way.
Come join us. Come join us.
Come take a part and join us
Ta-tada-ta-ta, ta-tada-ta-ta, ta-ta, ta-ta, ta-a-a
Oom-pa, oom-pa oom-pa oom-pa, omp-pa, omp-pa, oom-pa-oom
Dah, daah, da-da-daah, da-da-da-da-da-da-daaah
Deedle-ee dee dee, Deedle deedle dee-dee deedle-deedle dee
Dee deedle deedle dee!
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Re: Can anybody help me find this record?

Post by Bill Cahill on Sat May 03, 2008 2:00 pm

Thanks, but, I wnat original 78. It's different.
I have it by Sally Field on lp, recorded in 1967. Close to original, so, they might have had an original to go by.
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Post by Oldsmobile Man on Sat May 03, 2008 5:54 pm

Bill, have you visited any record sites? I'm sure someone would be able to give you a hand there. I sent a few emails, but no hits Sad

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Re: Can anybody help me find this record?

Post by Bill Cahill on Sat May 03, 2008 6:38 pm

Yes. I've visited a number of record sites, and, talked with several rare record collectors. I have a friend I work with at volunteer office. Her son is a proffessional collector, and, author about records, and, recordings. He does articles for some large papers. He has a large collection of ways to find rare records. He couldn't even find which company did the pressing.
At first, he thought I was wrong, then, like me, he found evidence that the record was indeed made, but, he still can't find it, or, even the company that pressed it.... Surprised
I'm beginning to think I'll never find the record... Sad
I've found several people that have said their grade school had a 78 of that record, but, in all cases, the record was destroyed by the school when they were finnished with it..
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Post by Resistance is Futile on Sun May 04, 2008 12:47 am

Just a thought :
The Smithsonian, and sometimes Libraries have records or tapes that can be used through inter-loan library, ask a local public librarian.
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Re: Can anybody help me find this record?

Post by rojoknox on Fri Dec 18, 2009 2:56 pm

Greetings from FixitLand!

I think the record you're looking for is RCA Victor 20-4225 "The Musicians," by Dinah Shore, Phil Harris, Tony Martin and Betty Hutton:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-nMJC7VX9E

I don't have a spare copy but can do a cleaner transfer of it than that YouTube video if you like. It's not terrifically rare. Recorded in Hollywood in 1951.

Take care,
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J. E. Knox 'The Victor Freak'

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Re: Can anybody help me find this record?

Post by Bill Cahill on Fri Dec 18, 2009 4:08 pm

No, that's not the record. The title actually is called "I am a fine musician". The musicians was done earlier, had the same music, but, different words.
I have that record on a different label.
I need "I am a fine musician", which was also sung on the Dick Van Dyke show on a christmas show, and, by The Flying Nun on one of her shows. I have an lp by her, and, that song is done by her, and, kids with almost exactly the same words as the record from my grade school.
Even the same musical orchestra was used at the beginning as original, so, somewhere, they must have gotten hold of a copy of original.
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Post by Bill Cahill on Sun Jun 20, 2010 2:52 am

I'm still trying to find the record. I know it was in a colorful jacket with a cartoon drawing of children playing musical instruments.
The correct title IS "I am a fine musician" as also sung on a christmas segment of the Dick Van Dyke show, and, By Salley Field as the flying nun.
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Re: Can anybody help me find this record?

Post by denver on Sun Jun 20, 2010 2:08 pm

Check this guy out has alot of 78s http://www.collectorsweekly.com/records/78s
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Re: Can anybody help me find this record?

Post by Bill Cahill on Sun Jun 20, 2010 4:24 pm

Thanks. I joined the record collector's guild, and, posted wTB ad for two records, including this one.
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Post by antiqueradiobuff on Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:45 pm

well Ill keep searching for ya Ol buddy Very Happy
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