Each week our panel of experts picks a different National Jukebox selection to highlight.
This week’s selection:
"My Sulu Lulu Loo" performed by American Band of Providence, recorded November 11, 1902 .
Here, in a remarkably clear recording, is the American Band of Providence, an ensemble that was founded back in 1837 and continues to this day. The selection is a title from the musical production “The Sultan of Sulu,” written by composer by Nat D. Mann and lyricist George Ade. Notice the catchy shift from 6/8 to 2/4; the duple pulse remains the same. At the time of this recording, the band’s conductor was famed cornetist Herbert L. Clarke.