R.Crumb and His Cheapsuit Serenaders – Persian Rug

October 17, 2010 by
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A very nice song from Robert Crumb.


25 Comments on R.Crumb and His Cheapsuit Serenaders – Persian Rug

  1. wizardofxenia on Sun, 17th Oct 2010 7:52 pm

    Ahh, simplicity, sincerity, and above all soul! Beautiful music

  2. elwoodhsmith on Sun, 17th Oct 2010 8:41 pm

    I’m also a long-time fan of these guys. Had all their stuff on LP, but I need to get it on CD. They choose wonderfully joyous, oddball tunes and play them with love and good energy. Just enough slightly off-pitch notes to make it quirky and homespun.

  3. markdeanellen on Sun, 17th Oct 2010 9:09 pm

    Did these guys actually make a living outa this ? I do hope so.

  4. expoonation on Sun, 17th Oct 2010 9:50 pm

    Oh yes! This is awesome!
    I heard this a couple of years ago and completely forgot about it….

  5. SuperGilles27 on Sun, 17th Oct 2010 10:29 pm

    bumped into Mr.Crumb in San Francisco by the green east harbor,I said “whoa Rob Crumb!” he shot back..”holy shit where?”…lol got to shake his hand.

  6. wuastr on Sun, 17th Oct 2010 11:21 pm

    Not a theremin. You are hearing a baritone saw (Robert Armstrong) and a single string Stroh violin (Al Dodge), The Stroh violin is a horned stringed instrument with a most particular sing-song sound. I believe Al has one and four stringed Strohviols. The Suits love their toys.

  7. riketom on Sun, 17th Oct 2010 11:36 pm

    Thanks so much
    This tune always makes me smile

  8. pixiewilson42 on Mon, 18th Oct 2010 12:00 am

    wow I’d truly love to see Mr Crumb+the Cheapsuit Serenadors play..what a magical mix incredible artists/musicians..fantastic..I love Aileen too

  9. stevenkoehler on Mon, 18th Oct 2010 12:21 am

    Not only are they one of THE best Old-Time/Hokum bands,but every guy in the band is a great artist in his own right.
    Their music is sublime!

  10. johnrandom on Mon, 18th Oct 2010 12:36 am

    This song is exquisite. Truly, a gem undiscovered by the mainstream.

  11. alshouse on Mon, 18th Oct 2010 1:33 am

    I want to be a Cheap Suit Serenader! Where do I apply? I’ll even learn to play something 🙂

  12. willgonow on Mon, 18th Oct 2010 2:00 am

    there’s nothing 2 say, this is just great,thanks!!

  13. Bigband78 on Mon, 18th Oct 2010 2:18 am

    Besides Hermin Kenin This was also done be Fats Waller and the Louisiana Sugar Babes.

  14. acertainblue on Mon, 18th Oct 2010 3:16 am

    Almost frighteningly beautiful song

  15. pyannaguy on Mon, 18th Oct 2010 3:29 am

    I have the utmost respect, admiration and affection for R Crumb. The art is brilliant and I’ve spent countless hours enjoying and even copying it. He’s a brilliant social critic and thinker, generally, too.

    Sorry, though, I stray from his assessment of nearly all things musical from the “Old Days” being vastly superior to almost all things since then. There’s old crap and new crap. Old treasures and new treasures. I made a living for 35 years playing lots of styles .

    Again, though – he’s a gem

  16. CharmedQuarkZ99 on Mon, 18th Oct 2010 3:48 am

    Outstanding- fave

  17. HunterMann on Mon, 18th Oct 2010 4:31 am

    Lovely muisc.
    Hearing this music makes me realize there is very littel good mjsic anymore.
    78’s mo betta than CD’s…period.

  18. parlophonman on Mon, 18th Oct 2010 5:12 am

    Very ,very ,very nice music !!!!
    Thanks Helmut, for sharing !

  19. GeminiNightOwl on Mon, 18th Oct 2010 5:53 am

    Fabulous song that was done by Herman Kenin in 1927 – this version is different but nice. Check out the original – the music is on the video Driving Around New York City (Harold Lloyd Speedy film 1928)
    thanks for posting 🙂

  20. zenguitarblues on Mon, 18th Oct 2010 6:06 am

    thats what i call sweet music!

  21. mberge1 on Mon, 18th Oct 2010 6:27 am

    Sweet music. I taped a lot of my dad’s 78 records to reel to reel tape when I was a kid so he could listen to them.
    He didn’t like vocal, only instrumental.

  22. chollyo on Mon, 18th Oct 2010 6:42 am

    I love this music; I hear a saw a saw.

  23. Caligula138 on Mon, 18th Oct 2010 7:01 am

    whos playing the cabbage?

  24. Dealit707 on Mon, 18th Oct 2010 7:49 am

    I agree.

  25. MrEdyoulis on Mon, 18th Oct 2010 7:56 am

    I saw them live last night and they played this. Crumb of course is in France doing whatever the French do but the combo still does it’s once a year gig at teh Fright and Salvage in Berkeley. Most excellent!

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