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#1 felix castro

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 04:30 AM

Hello, I found today this video of the famous clown Grock performing a show, he plays the concertina from the minute 25 to 35. 

It is very interesting because one can see what kind of things made the clowns with the concertina. 

I think he plays an english concertina. 

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=FN9CWQCZFpU

 

Grock / Грок / son Grand Numero (1931) Le Français (deutsche Untertitel)

 

The show is in french language but it has also deutsch subtitles. 

 

 

 



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Posted 04 October 2016 - 04:34 AM

Sorry, I have seen that some fellow members opened topics about Grock and this video or another similar one. 



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Posted 04 October 2016 - 04:41 AM

There are several videos featuring the same show. 

Perhaps the best quality in image is the following link. 

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=qiWyeFTKE2o



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Posted 07 October 2016 - 07:59 AM

Has anyone seen video of a clown playing a tin coffeepot? Slightly off-topic, however I would greatly appreciate any info. It would have been part of an act like this.



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Posted 07 October 2016 - 04:14 PM

Has anyone seen video of a clown playing a tin coffeepot?

 

Not that I can think of, though it sounds plausible. But I do know of 1920's kazoo bands playing coffee pots, like the "coffee-pot band" Deek Watson (later of the Ink Spots) joined in Indianapolis in the mid-20s. They were called the "Percolating Puppies" and used coffee pots as sound chambers for their kazoos.

 

Deek Watson mentioned that his band also included a small teapot, along with the coffee pots, and guitars and, coming (ever-so-slightly) back on topic for a moment, there's also a British Pathé (silent) newsreel from 1929 of a women's kazoo band, called the "Kitchen Cabinet Band", that includes a teapot and a coffee pot: The Kitchen Band!

 

And there's an article in Popular Mechanics, August 1927, about the "Kitchen Kabinet Band", its history, and its instruments: Kitchen Kabinet Band



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Posted 21 March 2017 - 11:35 PM

And this clip turned up on my facebook feed tonight, of street musicians Carl Scott and Eddie Thomas playing ukulele, kazoo, washboard, and a coffee pot in Richmond, Virginia in 1928.






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