Music to Strip (Varnish) By

Music to Strip (Varnish) By

Postby inthegobi » Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:17 pm

While working on a friend's apartment/flat, sent a note about details to which he replied 'keep stripping'. So of course I had to find the famous 'stripper' music, which is not surprisingly called 'The Stripper', by David Rose:

Nice full-sounding band. Never heard the 'B' part before now.

From the YouhooTube description:
This was used for the TV program Burlesque. It accompanied a scene featuring a woman stripping off screen while two men argued on screen. This gave it a reputation as a song to take your clothes off to.
Rose wrote this in the last 10 minutes of a recording session in 1958. He didn't have a name for it, and referred to it as "a funny piece of music with no title." Later that year, Rose was asked to re-record the song "Ebb Tide" to help promote the movie "Sweet Bird of Youth" (with Paul Newman and Geraldine Page), which he quickly did, but the movie studio needed a B-side for the single, so this song, which was an unnamed, unreleased cut, was pulled from the vaults, given a name ("The Stripper") and placed on the B-side of the "Ebb Tide" single....

Rose did the score to over 1000 television programs, most notably the series The Red Skelton Show, Bonanza, Little House on the Prairie, and Highway to Heaven. He died in 1990 at the age of 80.

Of various notes added by listeners, one interesting claims that strip-tease ladies had no such single piece to uh, work to until Mr. Rose came along. Another interesting aspect is now popular it has been, including to induce kids to get ready for their bath.

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Re: Music to Strip (Varnish) By

Postby lasaxman » Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:04 pm

One song that I perform regularly, "Harlem Nocturne", has the reputation of being a favorite of strippers. A big hit in 1939 for UK bandleader Ray Noble, It was, interestingly, composed by Earl Hagen, who also did a lot of work in movies and TV. One of his best known pieces is the theme of the Andy Griffith show.
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