Tunes on Tuesday: Cherokee

Why this tune? Cherokee (Indian Love Song) started as a dance tune written by the British bandleader Ray Noble for his orchestra in 1938. According to, it was part of a larger work, a five-movement “Indian Suite” (Cherokee, Comanche War Dance, Iroquois, Seminole, and Sioux Sue). It quickly became a jazz standard, ranked byContinue reading “Tunes on Tuesday: Cherokee”

Hang On Little Cicada

To the tune of “Hang On Little Tomato” by Patrick Abbey, China Forbes, and Thomas Lauderdale (Pink Martini) Lyrics by Oren Levine, performed by Oren and Barbara Papendorp at Bistrot Lepic, May 26, 2021 The day is new and I’m finally free It’s light and I can see My siblings all around Along the groundContinue reading “Hang On Little Cicada”


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