Wednesday, August 16, 2006
interesting bizarre fact time...
The cartoon snake charming song -- (AKA "There's a place in France") was originally "written" for the Chicago World Fair.
The band that was hired to play for the belly dancers had no idea what sort of music would make for an appropriate accompaniment. So, Sol Bloom, the music promoter who developed the midway for the fair, improvised this tune on the spot as an approximation of middle eastern music.
from Song Fight