In the Wings

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Pucciniana #9

Nov 3, 2012 12:14:00 PM
By BLO Staff

"Nagasaki - the city of Butterfly and the atomic bomb, Back in Nagasaki - a song written by Harry warren and Mort Dixon in 1928. The levels of implied or overt racism and maniacal cultural confusions in the song and in these performances is complicated (to say the least)" - John Conklin, BLO Artistic Advisor

"Hot ginger and dynamite

There's nothing but that at night

Back in Nagasaki where the fellas chew tabaccy

And the women wicky-wacky-woo" - from Back in Nagasaki

Jeeves and Wooster Nagasaki: (yes that is Dr House in his young and foolish days)
Red and Stuggie Song:
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