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Page Ten

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Saturday, February 10, 1940

Page Ten THE MICHIGAN DAILY Saturday, February 10, 1940

Fio Rito Frees Newest Deal Sneaks Some
Dancing Hearts More Relatives OnPayroll
Vith Pi ano Key Dictator Dorsey Appoints ished or whether it should be con-
Trio Of Jive-Hounds tinued in order to provide funds for
Master Of Ivories Will Provide the purchase of caviar, stuffed olives,
To Advisory Council marinated herring and old tin cans
Sweet Music For Those to be served free in all bars.
Who Dont Like It Hot By LATERAL AGREEMENT Committees for the prevention af
Thomas X.Y.Z. Dorsey, newly elect- studying or af doing any serious work
ed dictator ofnJayhopmania and his of any kind will also be appointed by
By DON JUAN, TWO-TEN righthand man, Theodore Fio Rit,th DiaortteCunlme-
They used to say that the slow and announced late yesterday the appoint- ing, it was rumored. The members
smooth, the mellow and danceable ment of three new councilmen to the of these committees may possibly be
music was of the dim, distant past. last vacant posts in the Grand High armed with the power to banish of-
Not so, not so. It has its place and Exalted Advisory Council, bringing fenders to a semester of work at Mi-
Ntsnts.the total of members to 16. chigan State College or the Univer-
its place in Jayhopmania is reserved A. Flat Major, A. Major Flat, and sity of Michigan, semi-official sources
for Ted Fio Rito, the master of the Major A. Flat, all ex-members of reported.
keys. the class of 1941 at the University
As one of the earliest orchestra of Michigan, were named to office
leaders ever to enjoy the popularity by Dictator Dorsey because of out-
of the ether waves, Fio Rito has re- standing work in evading assignments
mained a definite anti-New Dealer to partake of musical and liquid en-
as far as swing is concerned. He tertainment while still within the
claims that it is nothing "more than halls of their former alma mater. (It
music of 20 years ago dressed up in will be recalled that the University of
a pattern." Michigan has long been rumored to
Phooey On Swing be an institution of higher education
"In five years or less, I predict on the bonnie, bonnie banks of the
there won't be any swing bands," Huron, in the heart of the worst
he stated in a recent interview. "It's climate-zone of the Western Hem- HEN
merely the latest pattern of rag-time, isphere.) H
the one-step and the cake walk. I Call To Assembly
played them all when each was most The first assembly of the Council to The Ann
popular and it really is amusing to will be held between 1:07 a.m. to-
see them come back today with a morrow in Joe's Beer Jernt, located printing it
new dress and a new name." at the corner of Rie and Burbun
Swing is on its way out, according Avenues, for the purpose of design- ambitious, f
to the maestro, but "the so-called ing decrees against the immigration
of non-drunken professors. Staff of busy
The immigration question, accord-
ing to Dictator Dorsey, presents a we get the b
definite problem to all citizens of Jay-
hopmania, it being rumored that because we t
hordes of disillusioned professors, re-
cently resigned from the faculty of of printing
the University of Michigan (a pre-
posterously unpleasant place five days pogram or
and nights a week), are bearing down p a o
on our fair land. They claim the
right to citizenship on the basis of and suggesti
the fact that one or two of their con-
freres attended the J-Hop, Dorsey they someti
continued.
Books Are Still Taboo
Prohibitive tarifrs on all non-fic-
tion books are also to be considered
at the meeting of the Council, the
Dictator commented. In order to ex-
clude all unpleasant matter from our
state, he explained, it will be neces-
sary to prohibit importation of all
serious matter, even some magazines
TED FIO RITO which are not actually humorous-the
Gargoyle being an example of this
type.
sweet music is good forever. You Other business to be considered by
can't change it and it is never out the Council at its opening session will
of date." nclude the question of a tax on all
Known for his distinctive touches alcoholic beverages. The chief con- _
in rhythm and phrasing, Fio Rito, troversy, Dorsey stated, seems to lie
in order to bear out his ideas about in whether the tax should be abol-
how a song should be played, has
relegated the saxophone considered
by swing band leaders as the hottest
of all instruments, to a back position
in his band.
Features A Viola
The viola is considered by Ted as
the "it" instrument of his outfit and
it is emphasized in his arrangements.
Three violins were formerly used to
carry this main role, but they have
given way to the single viola since
Fio Rito believes that it lends deeper
and more resonant tonal qualities,
and at the same time blends better
with the brass.
Probably the key position, there-
fore, in the Fio Rito band is held by
Norman Botnik, the expert viola
player who has played with Nathan-
iel Schilkret, Roy Fox, England's
leading band, and George Olson, and
who in his earlier days furnished
the incidental music-tearful, light
and stirring--to go with the dra-
matic acting of the Gish sisters,
Monte Blue, and Mack Sennett.
Candy Candido Is Here

Other featured artists with the
band are "Candy" Candido, the little 4 OV EF
man with 1,000 voices, Novoline C
Payne, the charming girl vocalist,
Frank Flynn, drummer and vocalist,
and the Steven Swingaroos, a bandA o
within a band that takes care of the All orche
Fio Rito jam sessions. exclusively
The maestro began his career by * STROL
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only 16 years old. Two years later he to your c
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