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Episode Four - ONE
TO TANGO (Twylyte's Theme)
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and The Invisible Guy in intimate conversation.
The Invisible Guy: "Twylyte, my sweet, I'm sorry, but we have to stop seeing each other."
The Invisible Guy: "Oh yeah, sorry. What I meant was I have to stop seeing you."
Twylyte: "That makes more sense – but why?"
The Invisible Guy: "Face
it. We both know it can never really work, and besides, I don't want to
keep putting you in danger. You won't not see me again, as it were,
so please don't try to find or contact me. I'm into something big, very dangerous, and I don't want you around. Please understand. Find a regular guy and have the
normal life you deserve."
Melancholy and alone, Twylyte wanders the streets for a while, aimlessly meandering, eventually finding her way to a posh night club - Maure's Club Nostalgias - where the couple used to go to tango in the heady days of their relationship, before the onset of his "condition".
Oblivious to the stares and comments of the patrons and staff, Twylyte
takes the floor alone and dances a tango – the dance of love - with
an imaginary partner.
Claude is seated on stage with the house band, but as this is a piano
solo number, his trombone rests silently beside him as he reads a copy
of The New Yorker placed on his music stand so as not to be seen
by the audience or conductor, occasionally wetting his whistle with a quick
spritz from his plastic spray bottle.
The Hammond Solovox is a monophonic synthesizer with tube circuitry manufactured in three models - J, K, & L - from 1940 to 1948. The one heard briefly on this recording is a Model K (only made from 1946-1947) that I got for $36 on E-Bay. In fact, I bought two of them - don't ask me why. The little keyboard is meant to mount under your piano keyboard, to the right, so you can play melodies on it while acompanying with your left hand.
Most people have probably heard a Solovox before even if they're not aware of it. Del Shannon's recording "Runaway" hit #1 in the U.S. on April 24, 1961, and featured a very memorable "organ" solo played on - you guessed it.