Last weekend, I was teaching with Ulla Wingenfelder at Froggy Whitsun in Dortmund, Germany. While preparing a musicality class, I rediscovered a song that we found in her music library. I have no idea, why I didn't have this beautiful tune in MY library… 😉
Shoot The Sherbert To Me Herbert
The title could also be found under the name «Shoot The Sherbet To Me Herbert». I was asking myself, what the title could mean so I was doing some research on the internet. In an news archive, I found an article with the following text:
[…] it appears to just be hipster talk, along with the trend of the day for nonsensical rhyming titles. The «sherbert» in question is said to be slang for the trumpet, or the musical part played by the trumpet. The lyrics are pretty much just the title being repeated.
The song was written by composer and arranger Ben Homer, who also wrote such famous titles as «Sentimental Journey» and «Bizet Has His Day». The song was recorded several times in 1939, but the version by Tommy Dorsey is my favorite one.
Shoot The Sherbert To Me Herbert is great for Lindy Hop and for Balboa, where slower tempos are needed (classes, workshops).
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Artist: Tommy Dorsey & His Clambake 7
Recorded: August 28, 1939
Album: [easyazon-link asin=»B003O6QEFM» locale=»us»]The Ultimate Collection[/easyazon-link]
Tempo: 145 bpm
Dance: Lindy Hop, Balboa
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