This blog is dedicated to the sublime instruments called nose flutes and which produce the most divine sound ever. We have chosen to discard all the native models from S. Pacific and Asia, for they need fingering to be played. We'll concentrate on "buccal cavity driven" nose flutes : the well patented and trademarked metal or plastic ones, plus, by a condemnable indulgence, some wooden craft or home-made productions.

Oct 20, 2014

Harry Batchelor, The Musical Rube

Harry Batchelor, was a saxophonist who performed in the 1910s a musical and comical show with a certain success. On the Vaudeville theaters scenes, his show "The Musical Rube" (as he got nicknamed) was a mix of music and imitations. He was a talented muti-instrumentist, mainly focused on the alto saxophone, but also playing tenor sax, clarinet, banjo, ocarina and « nose whistle ».

Apparently, Harry was active and famous from around 1906 (the popular saxophone "wave") and until 1917. Did he leave for war then? I found no other mentions in the newspapers after June.
Alas, no picture with the nose flute...

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