"SCROOGE" as laid down by LORD BUCKLEY





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Uploaded on Dec 8, 2007

Richard Myrle Buckley aka LORD BUCKLEY made the scene April 5, 1906. He cut out on November 12, 1960. Rest easy, baby. We've got you covered.

What more can be said about this sui generis, distinctive entertainer—this über hip poet and comic from the Beat Generation—that hasn't already been said?

The Lord be-ith who he be-ith. Lord Buckley was a weirdly-cool, rapturous American monologist. The expression "one of a kind" is surely applicable when describing "His Lordship." His rap? Well, it is a joyous tempest of words brilliantly executed in free-flight speech. Within his interpretive recitations, words and phrases as musical in tone and rhythm—something you could imagine hearing coming from the likes of Satchmo as he breezes through measures of swinging scat—can be easily experienced. You could almost tap your feet along with any one of his pieces. It is truly "discourse with a beat."

Man, like within his solos, words streamed through his lips with the fluidity of inspired notes wafting from the bell of a saxophone. He most certainly chose and riffed verbiage with the proficiency employed by a seasoned sax player, when blowing notes to pepper musical phrases in a free-form solo.Yes, just like that! ...like Charlie Parker meets Mark Twain, baby!

His Lordship once spake;"the bad jazz that a cat blows, wails long after he's cut out, The groovy is often stashed with their frames." No bad jazz here, man...just groovy, and it ain't stashed with his frame. So, don't put Caesar down. The cool grooves he had etched in wax so long ago left quite an impression on yours truly. And I'm pleased to say that those grooves continue to bring smiles to the faces of many a young cat. So, let the good jazz wail on forever!

Hip yourself to more about the master at http://www.lordbuckley.com/

NOTE: For me to say that I am disheartened to see that YouzzzTube has tacked on corporate ad content as a prequel would be an understatement! It is beyond annoying. I don't know the policy. I'm guessing that after a certain number of views are reached, leaching, greed-ridden capitalism kicks in. But, for the record, I am not making any money from this, nor do I have the slightest desire to do so. This was a labor of love. And to that point, I am so glad so many cats have liked my little homage. So I say to all; skip the bloody commercials whenever and wherever possible!

Michael Carlucci


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