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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Ice Cream!

"I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!" 

Sound familiar? More than likely your answer is, "Yes!" Memories are quickly triggered: the beginning days of summer as a child, teenager, even adult. Do you know the who, what, when, where behind this little nitty? In case your answer is "No," here is some trivia to store in your memory bank.

The who behind this catchy little phrase is the 'Waring's Pennsylvanians.' As a jazz band formed in 1918, this group personified the enduring image of the 1920s: "the college boy in a raccoon coat, out for some jazz kicks with a hip flask and a flapper on his arm."

What it is, however, is more than just a phrase. It is actually a song written by Howard Johnson, Billy Moll and Robert A. K. King in 1927. 

When it was introduced to the public faces conflicting dates with reports of the first recording in 1925(?), 1927, 1928 and 1929. Most assuredly it was recorded during the Jazz Era of the Roaring 20s!

Where the group was formed finds its roots, as the name implies, in Pennsylvania. The founder and leader, Fred Waring ("The Man Who Taught America How to Sing") attended Pennsylvania State University. 

 A catchy tune with quirky lyrics!

For the complete lyrics, click HERE!

Welcome to summertime! 
 Do you scream for ice cream? What is your favorite flavor?

I scream, you scream...wikipedia.org