The curtain opens and the opry house manager announces, in his high-pitched voice, that a road has washed out and the scheduled act is being replaced by local talent: no refunds, so enjoy the show. A four-man combo of banjo, guitar, comb, and percussion perform "Nobody Cares For Me" and "My Gal Sal. The comb player doubles as the singer, and the one who keeps time with whisk brooms on a suitcase does an akimbo dance. They are joined by a young woman who sings "Let Me Call You Sweetheart." An unseen audience supplies applause. Written by
William "Red" McKenzie's Mound City Blue Blowers make great music together! Guitar-legend Eddie Lang is on hand as well as Jack Bland on banjo -- I believe the rubber-legged dancer playing the whisk brooms with the Stan Laurel grin is Dick Slevin (he steals the show). Red's kazooing and honeyed-vocals are very impressive -- he later went on the sing with Paul Whitemans band. The was pure joy to see!
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