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Whistle (tin/penny and slide) While You Work on WMBR's Lost & Found Program

Lost and Found
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Toys? Yeah, maybe, but they've gained respectability over time. Both the tin whistle (also called the "penny whistle" cuz you could buy them long ago for a penny) and the slide whistle began production in the 1800s, and both can be found in 20th century rock and folk. In the '60s/'70s they were heard in song infrequently, but hey...as usual we are excavating the few that exist. And now, a poem from the '40s: "Whistle while you work, Hitler is a jerk.. Mussolini bit his weenie, Now it doesn't work!" Thank you.

For more information about this event, contact:
Bob Dubrow

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