Music: Der Vashington Pust

At the Bamboo Gardens they swung it.

At the Shoreham Hotel they waltzed it. The U. S. Marine Band, in Potomac Park, played it straight: Dee deedle dee dum dum, dum dum, dum dum. . . . Dee deedle dee dum dee dum dee dum. . . . Many another orchestra and soloist twanged and blared it. It was even played in Hawaiian style. A local radio station dramatized the life of its author. All this hullabaloo in Washington, D. C. celebrated a work which first took U. S. ears by storm 50 years ago: John Philip Sousa's The Washington Post March.


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