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Chamber Music Socieity of Lower Basin Street

6 hours


Everyone on the program is jokingly addressed as either 'professor' or 'doctor', thereby attempting to give the impression that they have a certain lofty, highbrow distinction. However, Gene Hamilton contradicts this image when he states that the Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street is out to "give culture its lumps", which it does, in a very delightfully musical, and humorous, way.

In the middle of the show, guest commentators do such things as attempting to play an accordion under water, and an NBC page introduces a corny new song he has just written, which will never, ever make the charts. But, of course, the main attractions are the wonderful Dixieland band arrangements of Paul Lavalle and Henry Levine, which keep everything jumping.

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