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Limehouse Blues

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Phillip H. Braham

Phillip H. Braham (arr. Johnnie Vinson)


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General Info

Year: 1921 /
Duration:
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.


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Program Notes

Limehouse Blues is a popular British song written by the London-based duo of Douglas Furber (lyrics) and Philip Braham (music).

Evoking the Limehouse district, which pre-World War II was considered the Chinatown of London – with Chinese references heard in both the lyrics and the melody – the song premiered in the 1921 West End revue A to Z being sung by Teddie Gerard in a wordless melodramatic number featuring Gerard as a hostess in a Limehouse dance-hall fronting a brothel. Gertrude Lawrence's Broadway performance of the Limehouse Blues number proved to be a "showstopper", making her a Broadway star.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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Performances

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  • Atascadero (Calif.) Community Band (Keith Waibel, conductor) – 15 August 2017


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