I am now 15 but, at 15, I was still a young boy who loved trains. The opposite sex was of no interest. I tolerated my two sisters and the occasional female train-spotter (but they were a rarity anyway!), so most of the UK hits in 1961 did little for me … until I heard this one. I had not been exposed to traditional jazz at that point, but really liked the “foot-tapping” beat throughout. I now added traditional jazz to my likes, and so my music interests expanded beyond classical, comedy, skiffle and close harmonies!
To quote Monty Python .. “and now for something completely different”! I first heard “Whistling Rufus” when I was around 11 or 12 (mid/late 1950s) and my feet started tapping. They still start tapping whenever I hear it. Continue reading
Those of you who have been following my musical Saturdays will know that my taste in music is broad, a fact of which I take full advantage with these Saturday Posts! Continue reading