Circus performance recorded in Dallas, Texas 1-27-1961. Merle Evans, bandleader. Abridged. (This was Merle Evans’ first season with the indoor Ringling show. Some of the music sounds like Izzy Cervone might have selected it. It is interesting to compare this edition with the 1968 edition when Merle had complete control over the music.)

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Track 5
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Track 8

Eric Beheim’s article on the music for this show will be in the November-December 2023 Circus Fanfare. “Big Band” challenge: Can you identify the Exit tune played at 8:28 on Track 8? So far, we are baffled. Current leading contenders are jazzy paraphrased versions of:
1. My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean, or
2. Little Brown Jug