snobird7777 wrote:BRAIN FREEZE! Who remembers the song "And it's mush mush down fourth avenue, well the Yukon she's afrozen and the koyukuk too"?.. Yes, we all sang it (1960's)! Question is who wrote it?
Wish I could find and post the complete lyrics for this song. The most recent recording I can find is by Robin Hopper:The Alaska Collection FUR RENDEZVOUZ
Words and music by Brian K Jones (1957)
Performers: Robin, Bernard Glansbeek, Frank Solivan
"When I first started teaching elementary school music in Alaska, I found an old, warped '45 record in one of my classroom closets. When I listened to the song, it told of the Fur Rendezvouz, which is a carnival in the middle of February each year. It evolved from the days when the trappers used to come to town (Anchorage) with all their furs to sell. These guys didn't get out much, and after they had sold all their furs, and bought supplies to take back to their cabins in the Bush, they usually stuck around for a few days, to enjoy each other's company, eat lots of good food, and play games. Today's "Rondy" is not for the trappers, but for all of us house-bound, cabin-fever-crazed Alaskans who need something to focus on other than the long, dark winter months. There's nothing quite like Fur Rondy!"
Recorded at two Alaskan studios -
Surreal Studios - Kurt Riemann, engineer and co-producer
Mirror Studios - Charlie Hewitt, engineer and co-producer
Graphic design and photos by Bruce Hopper, husband extraordinaire!
Copyright 2002, Published by Stillwater Productions
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PO Box 670549
Chugiak, AK 99567
ph/fax (907) 688-2032
Robin Hopper - Folk music from the Last Frontier http://www.robinhopper.com