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    [quote name='viking33' post='773106' date='30-Apr-2009 12:30']Accompanied by:[/quote]
    You dog you! I played that video four or five hours ago and now I can't get Sweet Georgia Brown out of my head! It doesn't help that the Trotters were in town a couple of weeks ago, with one of our university alumni on the team now. If you go to this page and view the little video, "Skyscraper" is Shegari Alleyne a former player for the University of Kentucky. While they were in town, he did a couple of "camps" at local elementary schools, one of which is here in my neighborhood.

    The Official Site of the Harlem Globetrotters

    I just came back from taking my sick kitty to the vet and all the while we were there, Sweet Georgia Brown was running through my head!

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    [quote name='viking33' post='773106' date='30-Apr-2009 17:30'][/quote]
    I see there were chalk marks to position the tractor precisely.
    If they had used a Bolinder engine from an old narrowboat (UK only), they could have had the beat at half the rate provided by the tractor engine!
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    [quote name='Bigaldoc' post='773194' date='30-Apr-2009 18:36']You dog you! I played that video four or five hours ago and now I can't get Sweet Georgia Brown out of my head! It doesn't help that the Trotters were in town a couple of weeks ago, with one of our university alumni on the team now.
    I just came back from taking my sick kitty to the vet and all the while we were there, Sweet Georgia Brown was running through my head![/quote]

    I'm glad you enjoyed it! ( particularly being from the time and city of the Original Globetrotters )
    I just got a kick out those guys standing there an using the tractor as a metronome.

    John,
    Using an engine like that, for half beat would slow up the tune just a little too much.
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    [quote name='viking33' post='773106' date='30-Apr-2009 18:30']Accompanied by:

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    Excellent Bob. Sweden, with the help of great American tunes! There are other clips out there with Olle Hemmingson.

    "chalk marks"? Dry spots, it's been raining.

    A Bolinder? Half the beat? Hmmn, perhaps, but that'll be "Up a Lazy River", or something then.

    The Mills Brothers - Up a Lazy River
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txGEMeZEUGc

    And a Bolinder engine in a narrow boat, with a bit of syncopation. It's swing time.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3UTBG667jU

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    [quote name='Argus' post='775497' date='16-May-2009 13:52']Excellent Bob. Sweden, with the help of great American tunes! There are other clips out there with Olle Hemmingson.[/quote]

    Do you think that is an old Volvo tractor keeping the beat?
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    [quote name='viking33' post='775501' date='16-May-2009 20:23']Do you think that is an old Volvo tractor keeping the beat?[/quote]
    Good question, Iím not really that good on old Swedish tractors. Could be a Volvo BM, but I'm not sure, since there are some foreign manufacturers that could have used similar design.

    By the way BM, (AB Bolinder-Munktell) founded in 1932 through the merger of Bolinder and Munktell, was bought by Volvo in 1950, thus Volvo BM.

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    [quote name='viking33' post='775501' date='16-May-2009 20:23']Do you think that is an old Volvo tractor keeping the beat?[/quote]
    Hi again Bob,
    I'm sure it's a Volvo, though at first not what model. If one takes a look at the grill, at the front, it's typical for Volvo at the time. Other manufacturers had different designs.

    To explain; I had a quick look around at some pictures; it could have been a Volvo T20-series I thought (when I had looked closer at the grill in the video and saw it was a Volvo as mentioned above). As an example a Volvo T24: http://www.nrn.se/traktorer%20009.jpg

    The lights etc. had me to believe a T20-something, but then there was the exhaust, on the wrong side... etc. I concluded that it looks like it could be a Volvo T230. There's a photo on this page (a bit down): http://www.bmsidan.se/english/

    And I just found out that, according to Olle it is indeed a Volvo T230 Viktor, 2 cyl. So, the drummer is Viktor (and Olle mentions it, sort of, in an "unedited" version on YouTube).

    I should perhaps identified it as a Volvo at once, but since there have been so many brands around the world through the years and since I don't know that much, I couldn't rule out some odd other brand. At least it isn't a John Deere. BTW, a BM = green, Volvo = red, so there was a BM 230 also, same but green, but from 1960 they all went red, Iíve heard.

    I guess that for the connoisseur the sound would make it obvious.

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