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CULTURAL EXCHANGE (Dave Brubeck (m) Iola Brubeck (l)) reorded by Louis Armstrong, Trummy Young, & Lambert Hendricks and Ross with The Dave Brubeck Quartet (Dave Brubeck (p) Paul Desmond (as) Eugene Wright (b) Joe Morello (d) ) and Joe Darensbourg (cl) Trummy Young (tro) Billy Kyle (p) Irving Manning (b) Danny Barcelona (d) December 19th 1961 From reports on Dizzy Gillespie, It was clear to the local press he Quelled the riots in far-off Greece, Restored the place to comparative peace! That's what we call cultural exchange! That's what we call cultural exchange! That's what we call cultural exchange! That's what we call cultural exchange! When Diz blew, the riots were routed, People danced and they cheered and shouted, The headlines bannered the hours his, They dropped their stones and they rocked with Diz! That's what we call cultural exchange! That's what we call cultural exchange! That's what we call cultural exchange! That's what we call cultural exchange! Yeah, I remember when Diz was in Greece, back in fifty seven; He did such a good job we started sending jazz all over the world! The State Department has discovered jazz, It reaches folks like nothin' ever has! Like when they feel that jazzy rhythm, They know we're really with 'em, That's what we call cultural exchange! No commodity is quite so strange As this thing called cultural exchange! Say that our prestige needs a tonic, Export the Philharmonic! That's what we call cultural exchange! That's what we call cultural exchange! We put "Oklahoma" in Japan, "South Pacific" we gave to Iran, And when our neighbours call us vermin, We sent out Woody Herman! That's what we call cultural exchange! Gershwin gave the Muscovites a thrill, (with Porgy and Bess) Bernstein was the darlin' of Brazil, (and isn't he here?) And just to stop internal mayhem, We dispatch Martha Graham! That's what we call cultural exchange! That's what we call cultural exchange! Yes, and if the world goes wacky, We'll get John to send out Jackie! (you mean Jackie Robinson?) No man, I mean the First Lady! That's what we call cultural exchange! Oh, that's what we call cultural exchange! Wooo, yes! (Transcribed by Peter Akers - September 2018)

    





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