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      You dog you! I played that video four or five hours ago and now I can’t get Sweet Georgia Brown out of my head! It doesn’t help that the Trotters were in town a couple of weeks ago, with one of our university alumni on the team now. If you go to this page and view the little video, “Skyscraper” is Shegari Alleyne a former player for the University of Kentucky. While they were in town, he did a couple of “camps” at local elementary schools, one of which is here in my neighborhood.

      The Official Site of the Harlem Globetrotters

      I just came back from taking my sick kitty to the vet and all the while we were there, Sweet Georgia Brown was running through my head!

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        You dog you! I played that video four or five hours ago and now I can’t get Sweet Georgia Brown out of my head! It doesn’t help that the Trotters were in town a couple of weeks ago, with one of our university alumni on the team now.
        I just came back from taking my sick kitty to the vet and all the while we were there, Sweet Georgia Brown was running through my head!

        I’m glad you enjoyed it! ( particularly being from the time and city of the Original Globetrotters )
        I just got a kick out those guys standing there an using the tractor as a metronome.

        John,
        Using an engine like that, for half beat would slow up the tune just a little too much.

    • #1158800

      I see there were chalk marks to position the tractor precisely.
      If they had used a Bolinder engine from an old narrowboat (UK only), they could have had the beat at half the rate provided by the tractor engine!

      BATcher

      Plethora means a lot to me.

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      Excellent Bob. Sweden, with the help of great American tunes! There are other clips out there with Olle Hemmingson.

      “chalk marks”? Dry spots, it’s been raining.

      A Bolinder? Half the beat? Hmmn, perhaps, but that’ll be “Up a Lazy River”, or something then.

      The Mills Brothers – Up a Lazy River
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txGEMeZEUGc

      And a Bolinder engine in a narrow boat, with a bit of syncopation. It’s swing time.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3UTBG667jU

      • #1160763

        Excellent Bob. Sweden, with the help of great American tunes! There are other clips out there with Olle Hemmingson.

        Do you think that is an old Volvo tractor keeping the beat?

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          Do you think that is an old Volvo tractor keeping the beat?

          Good question, I’m not really that good on old Swedish tractors. Could be a Volvo BM, but I’m not sure, since there are some foreign manufacturers that could have used similar design.

          By the way BM, (AB Bolinder-Munktell) founded in 1932 through the merger of Bolinder and Munktell, was bought by Volvo in 1950, thus Volvo BM.

        • #1160821

          Do you think that is an old Volvo tractor keeping the beat?

          Hi again Bob,
          I’m sure it’s a Volvo, though at first not what model. If one takes a look at the grill, at the front, it’s typical for Volvo at the time. Other manufacturers had different designs.

          To explain; I had a quick look around at some pictures; it could have been a Volvo T20-series I thought (when I had looked closer at the grill in the video and saw it was a Volvo as mentioned above). As an example a Volvo T24: http://www.nrn.se/traktorer%20009.jpg

          The lights etc. had me to believe a T20-something, but then there was the exhaust, on the wrong side… etc. I concluded that it looks like it could be a Volvo T230. There’s a photo on this page (a bit down): http://www.bmsidan.se/english/

          And I just found out that, according to Olle it is indeed a Volvo T230 Viktor, 2 cyl. So, the drummer is Viktor (and Olle mentions it, sort of, in an “unedited” version on YouTube).

          I should perhaps identified it as a Volvo at once, but since there have been so many brands around the world through the years and since I don’t know that much, I couldn’t rule out some odd other brand. At least it isn’t a John Deere. BTW, a BM = green, Volvo = red, so there was a BM 230 also, same but green, but from 1960 they all went red, I’ve heard.

          I guess that for the connoisseur the sound would make it obvious.

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