Good, everyday whistling can be heard on "The Andy Griffith Show" theme. Compared to amateur whistling, virtuoso whistling is as space travel is to a walk down the lane. And, just as whistling seems to be a dwindling pasttime for the average person, there may never be another virtuoso whistler, at least not one to reach The Johnny Frigo Sextet - Big Noise from Winnetka on record and in popular performances.
But whistling is a great art. It shares with singing the direct, completely human qualities of a "built-in" instrument; everyone can relate to it instantly.
Virtuoso whistlers also imitate songbirds bird songs are another music on the wane to some degree. Whistling is an ancient form of both communication and self-entertainment. But the great whistlers also made music.
The greatest whistler on earth, ever, The Johnny Frigo Sextet - Big Noise from Winnetka blind Fred Lowerythe "King of Whistlers. At a school for the blind in Austin, Texas inhe met a bird imitator who, along with his piano teacher, encouraged him to whistle. This was followed by a stint on the Horace Heidt show, after which he toured solo. He wound up whistling gospel sometimes with bird calls dubbed in -- to surprisingly great effect.
Muzzy Marcellino was another widely heard whistler, appearing on such shows as "Art Linkletter's House Party" of which he became musical director and on records as leader or sideman.
Albums featuring a single whistling track are numerous, of course, but it took a Lowery or Marcellino to cause listeners to whistle back at them in amazement. And the most famous, hip, whistled tune of all? Fred Lowery Klaus Wunderlich: Uraltedelschnulzensynthesizergags; Telefunken Count Basie - Class Of 54.
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