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Musicology 101: “Farmer plays… hand farts”

Music history, capture on video long ago, presented now by the Internet Archive, and described by the Public Domain Review:

“Universal Newsreel from 1933 showing Cecil H. Dill, a farmer from Traverse Coty, Michigan, demonstrating his ability to render popular melodies by pressing his hands together. After the performance, which seems to be of Yankee Doodle, Dill modestly tells how he discovered his unusual talent while staring rather intensely into the camera.”

(Thanks to investigator Rachel Fong for bringing this to our attention.)

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