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1 June 2013
Post 93: 'ME AND MY CHAUFFEUR' - A 19-BAR TUNE!
What a weird and wonderful blues the song Me and My Chauffeur (recorded by Memphis Minnie in 1941) is.
It seems to consist of 19 bars (measures). Do you know of any other piece in the traditional jazz repertoire that has this number of bars? Pretty well all tunes are in multiples of 4, such as the 12-bar blues and the 32-bar standards.