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Lord Buckley – A Rendition of "The Nazz" by Rod Harrison

In the early 50’s a performer coming up the ranks playing with jazz greats and creating his own style of storytelling. Lord Buckley. He had appeared on Groucho’s TV show YOU BET YOUR LIFE and created a sensation amongst nightclub and cabaret attendees. Here is a version of Lord Buckley’s THE NAZZ performed by Rod Harrison from New Mexico at The Lord Buckley Birthday Bash held annually at The Bowery Poetry Club.

The event is produced by the writer of the definitive Lord Buckley bio DIG INFINITY, Oliver Trager.

Video © 2009 by Jim Moore

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Before the Blue Man Group

On the upper part of Lafayette St is the wonderful Astor Place Theatre. Everyone thinks that The Blue Man Group made this place what it is today.  NO! I was there back in 1966. The FUGS were the music and literary talents of Tuli Kupferberg and Ed Sanders along with other musicians. See their site at  www.thefugs.com

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Otto and Lewis – A Weimar Cabaret with Brian Foley and Matthew Duncan

Here is Otto and Lewis cutting into some ivories with humor and a bit of clowning.

Otto and Lewis are played by Brian Foley and Matthew Duncan.

They perform as a duet  BAMBOUK. Performing different shows and in many different countries as well as teach residencies. I found their performance to be hilarious and heart felt but at the same time it had the dark edge of the Weimar lurking about. Magic, music, singing and lots of audience involvement was present.

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