Friday, August 9, 2013

Chaplin conducts the Abe Lyman Orchestra


As a publicity stunt in 1925, Charlie guest conducted the Abe Lyman Orchestra for a gramophone recording of two of his own original compositions: “Sing A Song” & “With You Dear, In Bombay." The songs may have been played in cinemas before screenings of The Gold Rush or the sheet music to the songs used by cinema musicians to accompany certain scenes during the film. Additional note: Charlie himself plays a short violin solo on both songs: “Sing A Song” (around the 1:40 mark) & "Bombay" (around 4:05).

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