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Klacto Vee Sedstein.

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940795.  Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:30 pm Reply with quote

"Klacto Vee Sedstein" is a track by Blue Rondo a la Turk; a jazz punk band who, of course took their name from a track by the Dave Brubeck Quartet which is sometimes assumed to be based on "Rondo Alla Turca" by that Mozart fellow, although Mr.Brubeck says that is not so. I mean, it isn't as though he would have had to pay royalties.

Anywho, the import of "Klacto Vee Sedstein" is that someone is trying to find out just what "klacto vee sedstein" means.

The word phrase "klaco vee sedtsein" comes from the title of a 1947 track by Charlie Parker, although the spelling there is "klact oveeseds tene". However , Mr. Parker's original written title was as below:

and it is sometimes thought that, comparing the writing to others in his hand, that the first "s" is actually an "r". In which case it ought to be "klact-oveereds-tene". The meaning may be "goodbye to the blues" from a combination of German slang words. However, another theory is that is just refers to the sound of Parker's reeds. Another theory is that it is from "Klactus-auf-wiedersehn" meaning "goodbye to applause" or "goodbye to gossip".

Blue Rondo a la Turk - Klacto Vee Sedstein

Charlie Parker -Klactoveesedstene

Dave Brubeck Quartet - Blue Rondo a la Turk

Mozart - Rondo alla Turca. Not actually Mozart playing the piano. Oviously.


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